WHO IS PRISCILLA JANKANS ?
Always bet on yourself !
The short version
I’m a former ICU registered nurse turned Nurse Executive who quit her six-figure job in front of 300 people, took what she learned & built a million-dollar business in less than a year.
….and what else
I’m a mom of two boys and a wife to an amazing man- collectively they are known as “the crew”. I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and helping people make profits from their knowledge & skills. I’ll show you how to monetize your ideas and get paid for what you love to do !
I GREW UP IN HAMDEN, CT IN A HOME WHERE MY PARENTS TAUGHT US THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION
My parents taught us the most important thing after love, resiliency.
My Dad and mother had their fair share of obstacles growing up in the Jim Crow South and then venturing off to New York City to seek out new opportunities for themselves.
Despite their trials, errors and errors – they refused to let our circumstances limit our opportunities. They worked extremely hard to put me (the youngest of five children) in a great school to ensure a spot in academic success.
My father would tell us frequently. “You have to create your opportunities, if you want to create your destiny. No one can do that for you...happiness is an internal job".
I was 1 out of the only 6 black kids in a school of 750 so to say that I felt out of place is an understatement. Although my family was not poor it was certainly a steep contrast from the wealthy kids with meals prepped by butlers back at their mansions.
I felt that gap, a BIG GAP and I remember feeling the need to urgently close it. Not so much for the money or glamour but because I knew deep down inside that I could !
FAST FORWARD A FEW YEARS.
At just 20 years old, I’d already been an open heart- Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Manager caring for celebrity clients at a world renowned hospital. I believed I had it all ( and perhaps, i did) : a six-figure salary, first-class flights, fancy hotels
But something was missing and it didn't feel right. My job fed my lifestyle, but it didn’t feed my soul.
I was sick of the corporate world, waiting around for opportunities and ultimately letting others choose my destiny. The hustle and sometimes back-breaking work wore me out very quickly !
I was sick and tired of trading my time for money. I've always had an issue trying to determine what's the price of someone's time, how can this ever be calculated in goodwill and if it can then exactly WHO is determining my number ?!
AND THEN MY BROTHER UNEXPECTEDLY PASSED AWAY
life changer --> game changer
I was absolutely CRUSHED with the realization that the cliche "life is too short" is only a cliche until you're talking on the phone with your brother on Monday and on Tuesday he's gone forever at the age of 33.
“I can’t keep putting off the way I want to live my life. I only have today.”
Meanwhile, I’d been running a business on the side -catering to my entrepreneur spirit without even realizing it.My blog , Ask Pri, was something I did in my spare time- usually to vent about my long work days and to share what I learned in the corporate world – but I’d never thought of it as a serious source of income.
Later I started NurseproCEO to see if I could monetize my passion. Eventually, I started sharing my journey and knowledge while helping others start their businesses. Long story made short- I was getting paid by doctors & nurses to help create their businesses and when the word got out, everyday entrepreneurs wanted me to do the same for them.
Thats when I had what some people call a "lightbulb moment". I realized that I absolutely love showing people how to get paid for their knowledge & talents. For the first time in my life I realized my purpose. You know what else? I've made bank, too !
IN MY FIRST THREE WEEKS, I MADE $9K AND COMPLETELY PAID OFF MY COLLEGE DEBT
Solutions for Success
I realized – this was my chance to create my own opportunities like my father taught me years ago. So I quit my job in front of 200 people live on my facebook page and committed myself completely to teaching others how to gain financial freedom by monetizing their lives.
Since then, I’ve been able to create a million dollar business of my own.
But what means the most to me is helping everyday entrepreneurs find their purpose in life and walk in their truth.