Jena Janse seemed to already have it all. Born in the Bahamas, raised in Turks & Caicos, educated in the United States and the United Kingdom, the
worldly entrepreneur was running her own startup business and enjoying the newlywed life with the man she calls her best friend, Robin Janse.
And yet there she was, wide awake at 2:30 a.m. caught in the grip of an inspiration that showed no signs of letting go. “Write this book,” it said, so she picked up her phone and started typing. By 6 a.m. she had the first four chapters.
Writing a book isn’t ever quite that easy, of course, but Janse knew she was onto something. She committed herself to a deadline and a daily shift of writing and editing.
All that determination paid off nine months later, on Sept. 25, 2018, when Janse launched her first book, “Ring Ready: A Practical Playbook to Find, Keep and Marry Mr. Right,” on the Amazon publishing platform. The book is also available via Barnes & Noble and Google Books.
A self-help book for women written from a Christian perspective, “Ring Ready” explains the lessons Janse learned along the way to a happy marriage with the man of her dreams. With its personal tone
and candid descriptions, it reads like a conversation with a trusted friend.
“I have been really transparent in my mistakes and how my mistakes have led me to a happy, whole journey,” she said. Janse believes anyone, male or female, Christian or otherwise, could benefit from the principles she discusses, and sees “Ring Ready” as a useful text for people at various stages of their progression towards success and happiness.
“Whether you are in a relationship already or you are not, this is a book for you,” she said. “I recommend it for women before they get into a relationship, and then when you are in a relationship again to remind
yourself of the principles.”
Janse, who worked in sales and marketing before quitting to start her own company, is now self-employed as a “Life Strategist, Business Development
& Branding Consultant and Motivational Speaker.” She plans to write a series of books about navigating through life.
When she’s not marketing her business or promoting her book, she devotes herself to connecting with young women through the Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre and her church. Her message to the youth of Turks and Caicos: Their dreams should never be limited by their geography.
“I want everything that is a dream for every other culture and community to be a dream and a reality for us,” she said. “That is one of the reasons I was so passionate about completing this project.”
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