Lady Jen Du Plessis is recognized as the foremost authority in assembling top-tier teams. She helps 6-figure leaders aim for 7-figures through focused masterminds and coaching, boosting leadership to fast-track team performance and results, while balancing personal life.

Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? Did you have any particular experiences/stories that shaped your adult life?

Yes. My father was an alcoholic, and my mother was a verbal abuser (my first bully), the poorest family in the family. My nickname was “Jenny who ain’t got a Penny”.

Was told by my Uncle that I would end up like my parents so my whole life was spent PROVING, until a breakthrough when I decided to start LIVING!

What is something you wish you would’ve realized earlier in your life?

How to invest sooner!

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

  • You need a Mini-you (aka mini-me)
  • Don’t build a team until you reach $200K in annual revenue
  • You can do it alone
  • You don’t need a mentor

Tell me about one of the darker periods you’ve experienced in life. How you came out of it and what you learned from it?

Same as above.

What is one thing that you do that you feel has been the biggest contributor to your success so far?

Priority Management by far. Working with Clarity and Intention accelerates everything I do.

What is your morning routine?

While I’m happy to share, I feel that just like anyone’s definition of success, a morning routine is personal.

I don’t get out of bed until I’ve prayed and done bed yoga. Grab some tea and sit on my porch to listen to the world wake up and think about my day ahead, ensuring that I have the correct mindset for the best results.

Because I own 3 businesses, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are each, independently dedicated to those businesses and Thursdays are my planning days for the next week. I typically don’t work on Fridays.

What habit or behavior that you have pursued for a few years has most improved your life?

Priority Management and time blocking. Also, compartmentalizing all tasks.

What are your strategies for being productive and using your time most efficiently?

Priority Management.

What book(s) have influenced your life the most? Why?

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. Changed my life from Proving and working long hours to Living and prioritizing my life.

Do you have any quotes you live by or think of often?

Yes!

“If you do what is hard, your life will become easy; if you do what is easy, your life will always be hard.” – Les Brown

“If you are casual about your business, your business will become a casualty.” – Les Brown

“We flatter those we scarcely know, we please the fleeting guests, but we deal many a thoughtless blow to those we love the best.” – My mother