There is nothing like an empowering podcast to start your day. Maybe you’re tired of smashing the patriarchy or just need some uplifting words to jump start your day, no matter the reason a podcast can heal all wounds. If that doesn’t work for you, turn on some great music, let your hair down, and dance like nobody is watching. But hey, if that isn’t for you, don’t worry. Head over to your sacred, secret iPhone notes and jot away all your embarrassing, beautiful, hilarious inner-thoughts. Why are we saying all of this? What do all these things have in common? Glad you asked.
Let us introduce you to this week’s Boss Babe, Jilly Hendrix. Not only is she a creative entrepreneur, she is writer and mastermind behind @Notes2MySelfie , actress, DJ, social media personality, and a co-host (with Lo Bosworth and Greta Titelman) of the successful podcast Lady Lovin’. You can find her spinning for large companies (do Louis Vuitton, Adidas, and Marc Jacobs sound familiar), empowering women, or in the latest Amazon television series. Jilly Hendrix is a force to be reckoned with. So step back and make room for today’s Boss Babe.
Laguna Beach, CA
Go-to NYC spot for a nightcap:
Describe your life with three emojis:
An Instagram account you can’t get over:
Favorite fashion childhood memory:
My Bat Mitzvah. I wore a white suit.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you became a creative entrepreneur?
My first job after college was at CAA, which basically gave me the foundation I needed to pursue my creative aspirations. I’ve always found inspiration in music and writing and have slowly paved a career that enables me to do both. Social Media has been super beneficial in helping me share my voice.
We love your Instagram account, #NotestomySelfie. How did you come up with that and what does the Instagram account mean to you?
I was looking for a way to create my own content online that wasn’t memes but had the same affect and came up with #NotesToMySelfie. I’ve never been shy of speaking my mind and I love being able to share my thoughts and see how people relate.
You’re also involved in the podcast, Lady Lovin’ with your friends, Lo and Greta. Tell us about that venture and how’d you got involved.
LadyLovin started as a fun way for my friends and I to interview female entrepreneurs we admire and also share our experiences. Lately we’ve been answering a ton of advice questions which has really made such an impact on us. I love hearing women being open and honest about what they are struggling with and letting them know they aren’t alone.
With so many projects underneath your belt, how do you learn to balance them all? Do you prioritize one over the other? Any tricks or secrets you care to share?
I wish. I don’t know if there is a key to balancing or if it’s just managing your own personal expectations and mental state. I tend to keep two nights during the week free to catch up on alone time and sleep. That’s my balance.
While it seems you have accomplished everything, is there anything you’ve been hoping to check off your bucket list that you haven’t yet?
A million things. I have one of those cool personalities where I think that there’s always something new I will want to do.
Who do you think was the biggest influence for your creative endeavors?
All my women.
When deciding to try a new project or go after a different career path, how do you determine what’s a good fit and do you ever have the fear that you may fail? If so, how do you overcome that?
I don’t have a fear of failure because I’ve been told no so many times times and then have always found other ways to make it happen. You have to accept you’re going to fail throughout your life and not let that hold you back. I’m a big believer in taking chances and trying a lot of things to figure out what works. If you really want something, it will happen.
Where do you hope to see yourself in the next five years?
Still focusing on social first platforms – producing, writing, acting
Any advice for future Boss Babes, especially those looking to be a creative entrepreneur?
Don’t compare yourself to other people. Just keep doing you.
Written by Sydney Lehmann
Photography via Vanessa Granda