We had the good fortune of connecting with John Solomon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi John, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Authenticity! My brand is WHO IAM and that’s what I want the world to know. I will not alter my personality to gain an audience to buy into me. You have to be your true self so that those who are investing into you are getting the real deal. It’s only right!
What should our readers know about your business?
Hello guys, my name’s John Solomon. Founder/CEO of JohnXJuan Fragrance (non-gender label brand) and what sets us apart from others is creating an outstanding online presence and surprising our customers with exclusivity. As an entrepreneur, my main focus is making sure our customers are top priority and that we’re able to make people feel to be a part of what we call “Our Family.” What I’m most proud of is being able to learn from my mistakes so that I can level up in my business. The reason I’m where I’am today business wise is because of consistency. Being an entrepreneur trying to build a brand doesn’t just grow itself; you have to be DEDICATED! This idea has to be your baby to reach higher levels with anything you want to do; have PASSION! Was it hard? It has been a rough journey and the reason is that you are doing everything on your own in the beginning stages, you have to find a way to organize life and business at this point or else, you won’t be able to PROGRESS! I’ve overcome my challenges by setting RULES for myself; making it a habit to follow those rules every single day. The lessons I’ve learned along the way was to get rid of distractions on my journey. Distractions can cause so many problems and by the end of business day there’s no work done. So being able to cut off distractions to keep moving forward in my business has helped me so much. I don’t even party anymore, so I’ve most definitely made sacrifices! LoL….. I want the world to know my true personality by the way I build my business and that’s having a sense of humor, being able to put smiles on people faces. I want the world to feel the love behind my brand! The way that my family and friends love me; will be the same way I want my customers to love JohnXJuan Fragrance and to connect as one big family.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend is visiting me for a week! The first thing we are going to do is find a nice restaurant with great food and drinks and one of those places would be Red Claw (Seafood Spot, Dallas TX), along with some good music for a great vibe. After that, we’re going to hit up maybe a bowling alley or go shoot pool. I just recently started doing more outside activities such as taking hikes in the hills to get a fresh breath of air; so that’ll be something I would love for us to do as well. My favorite place to visit if you haven’t explored high hills/mountains would be California. A very beautiful place with great views that I feel is so relaxing and can ease away worries; you have the beach and the mountain view. Simply amazing, but quite expensive to live! LoL…. But one day I plan to buy my second home there. 🙂 And of course, I want to include my city of New Orleans; the people back home are amazing to me. The way that we all vibe with one another and make visitors feel as if at home is a dope experience. Tourist become a part of family on their first day!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Yes there is and that person is my Mom. She deserves all the credit throughout my journey. Without her I don’t know where I would be. Thanks Ma!