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How I Went From Stealing Cars to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: Ja-Nae Duane

Choosing to Live Your Own Life

The multi-talented entrepreneur, artist, author of The Startup Equation, and speaker Ja-Nae Duane started out with humble beginnings. Although she grew up with an alcoholic and drug-addict mother, she was able to turn her life around and is currently teaching everyone how to be a successful entrepreneur. 

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Listen to Ja-Nae’s story on how she was able to find purpose in her career, the struggles she overcame, and what she is up to now.



Quote of the Day

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human. Unknown

3 Lessons from Interview

  1. How she went from a reckless youth to an entrepreneur with a purpose

  2. How she came up with her idea for her upcoming book The Startup Equation and her viewpoint on the entrepreneurial trend

  3. Where she thinks entrepreneurs are heading today and future trends in startups

Featured Books

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Demian by Herman Hesse

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Getting to Know Ja-Nae Duane

What is a helpful resource for you?

Momentum is a Chrome browser extension that allows you to focus in on one thing in one day is a daily inspiration for Ja-Nae.

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Her Mema (her mom’s mom) constantly pushed Ja-Nae to be a better person and told her to never give up on herself and to never allow for her to circumstances to dictate her actions.

What is your purpose on this planet?

Her purpose is to break molds and help others realize that they can as well. She wants people to truly enjoy life and be able to choose how to live.

How to connect with Ja-Nae Duane?

Her website 

Twitter @TheSunQueen

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Hi my name is Joycelyn Chen and I'm a 19 year old Los Angeles native currently residing in Boston. Marketing and Advertising. Food and brunch enthusiast, photography and film, and tennis player.