Tell us about yourself (Who you are, what you do, and a favorite quote).
My name is Janna and I’m a writer. I’ve always loved writing, and I’ve been fortunate enough to get to dive into that passion and watch it flourish and grow into the world of copywriting, brand voice creation, and marketing. I’m also a wife to my husband Matthew and a mom to our son, Caplan. At my core, I want to help creatives, entrepreneurs, and small businesses clarify their voice to help their clients know them and engage with their brand.
What is your brand and what is your mission?
My copywriting business is called Janna Mae Co., and our mission is to help individuals, creatives, and small businesses define their brand’s voice and implement it to help their clients know them, trust their services, and stay engaged.
What made you start your business and how does someone find you (social media, email, etc.)?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t always know what that meant for me. Originally, I wanted to write books (and I still do!). But over time and with more opportunities to write for corporations, businesses, and individuals (I worked as the sole copywriter at a multi-site church with 18 locations ?) I found my passion for helping people hone in their brand voice and style, and how important it is to get that right.
How has your past led you to where you are today?
My past involves a lot of good and some not-so-good. It involves the death of my mom at a young age as well as anxiety that seeped into a lot of the most important parts of my life. But ultimately it’s brought me tons of empathy. Because of a unique loss early in life, empathy was built into who I am as a person and how I view others’ circumstances. It’s something I’m so grateful to hold as a core value because I think our world needs so much more empathy, especially right now. And I think empathy is a huge part of what helps me connect with others and create a brand voice and style that reflects their heart.
What are the key takeaways you’ve learned since you started your healing journey?
Being empathetic is more important than being right
God can be trusted with what’s best for you—always. And when we trust Him, he brings us to our best.
What do you wish someone would have told you when you were healing?
There were so many times when my anxiety and fear caused me to try to control everything around me instead of allowing God the freedom to work in my life. And it brought me even more anxiety and fear. When I finally was brave enough to let go of what I thought I needed, God had the opportunity to step into my life and bring me to my healthiest point and simultaneously fulfilled my deepest desires.
A big thank you to Janna for being a part of the blog. Sidenote, Janna happens to be my copywriter so I can vouch that she is amazing at what she does!
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