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Perfected Jewel:

A Conversation with Entrepreneur Rosalyn Hall   

 

Often, you can tell a lot about someone on how they carry themselves, the words they speak, and the tone in which they deliver. Also, you can tell a lot about someone through their name. When I approached Rosalyn Hall, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker, about sharing her story, I researched her name. Many definitions appeared. A few that stood out were "Queen," "Gift God," and, my favorite, "True Blood." Through many encounters, either face to face or social media, I've had with Rosalyn, all these descriptions stand true to her character. Rosalyn is a Queen because she is a Woman, Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. She is Gift God because of her commitment to living for Christ and creating platforms to motivate and encourage women throughout communities without judgment. Lastly, she is True Blood because of her loyalty and faithfulness to God, her family, friends, and calling to her purpose. Rosalyn is a Perfected Jewel that has embraced and gathered her flaws and blended them all together into a beautiful, priceless jewel. Her mission is to allow women to see the perfection in themselves and embrace the gems they have inside. Please be inspired by her narrative.

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RJ:  

 

First, I want to thank you for allowing me this time to have a conversation with you. Today, I want to talk to you about your path to entrepreneurship and how you use your platform to motivate and encourage others. Can you begin by introducing yourself?  

 

RH:

My name is Roslyn Hall, and I am a forty- nine- year old mother of four children - adult children. I have nine grandchildren who range in age from three-years-old to twelve-years-old. I am from Charleston, South Carolina, born and raised. I grew up in North Charleston on Liberty Hill around my family, and we were a very close-knit family. We always got together and would even spend the night at each other's houses. During those times, we could safely play outside and go back and forth to each other's homes but made sure we were home before the streetlights came on. Things are not the same anymore because it is not safe. So, I appreciate those memories. Later, I moved away for a while to Atlanta, GA, but I've been back in SC since 2006. Currently, I own a cleaning service, New Residential Cleaning, and now starting Perfected Jewels through paparazzi, for which I'm an independent consultant.

 

 RJ:

Let me start by talking about your business, Perfected Jewels. I am interested in how did you come up with the name Perfected Jewels for your brand?

 

RH: 

Well, I came up with that name for my brand because, in the year 1999-2000, I was living in Atlanta, Georgia. I used to work at AT&T in Marietta, Georgia. During my time working there, some things transpired, and I lost my job. So, in that time, I became a stripper. Yes! So, "Perfection" was my dance name. And I believe that God used that situation even in the midst of me doing something that, you know, probably is looked down upon in society. I wanted to use the name "Roxy" since my name is Rosalyn, but someone already took that name, and I could not use it. So, I asked a young lady at the club what name should I use, and she looked at me and said, "Perfection." Ever since then, God has always let me know that name meant something special. Even in the sense of wanting to be in the jewelry fashion industry for years, I know that I'm a Perfected Jewel when I think about myself. I believe all women I bond with in life are perfected jewels in some form or fashion, and I am being used as a vessel to assist with their perfection.

 

RJ:

 

That's powerful! Tell me your key driving force to become an entrepreneur? 

 

RH:

I will have to say my dad is my critical driving force to entrepreneurship. My father was always an entrepreneur. You don't know how things affect you while growing up because I have sisters and brothers, and my sister and I are both entrepreneurs. But my brothers have actual jobs. But when I saw my dad, he always did his own thing. He was always self-employed and had no idea that it would impact me to become an entrepreneur myself. My dad was a brick mason. He built a lot of different buildings here in the Peninsula area and had his own pine straw business where he supplied pine straw to a lot of wealthy clients. So, my dad influenced me to become an entrepreneur.

RJ: 

I notice you do most of your marketing for your jewelry brand on social media. Do you feel social media is the most effective way to market your business and reach your target audience?

RH: 

Yes, I feel that it is. Because I've said yes to this business, I want to must commit to the call. I want my commitment to match my expectations because I expect to flourish. I wish to grow. So, therefore, I must show up. I believe that people are looking for others to show up and influence them, especially in this business when selling Paparazzi. Many consultants come in, and they do good for a little while, then next thing, they are gone, and you've got to find another paparazzi consultant. Many people love this jewelry. You will be surprised at how much this business is a ministry, even though it's jewelry; believe me, it is a ministry. 

I do believe that God is using Perfected Jewels to prepare me for something else. You know, it is about jewelry, but it's also about encouraging women. It's about helping them to see themselves as beautiful. So, I must show up because people are looking for the product, and they're also looking for friendship through my live features. My commitment has to match my expectations for me to be successful in this business and life.

RJ: 

You have a social media platform that you created called The Sisterhood. Tell me your vision behind that group?  

RH:

Well, initially, The Sisterhood started as Cover Girls for Christ in 2014. I got that name from a program I participated in at my church, and we had that name printed on the T-shirts. I never did anything with it. I never posted anything, so it never went anywhere. So, in 2017 that is when I was able to, you know, hear from God. I heard God say, "The Sisterhood." Instead of setting up a whole new page, I changed the name because people were already in the group. Since that day, it's like God allowed me to give birth to something that encourages and motivates women to be their very best. 

  

The Sisterhood is a no-judgment zone. It does not matter your race, your religion, or any preference. It's about us being together as one and, you know, growing and doing what God has called us to do as far as what we believe. So that platform is a safe space for all women where they can share and motivate. And it's incredible to see the joy that people get to have the ability to post and uplift somebody else. So that's what it's all about. 

 

RJ: 

How many followers would you say follow The Sisterhood?

 

RH: 

I will say, over 2K followers.

 

RJ: 

Wow, That's great! That's a lot of people who are positively inspired.

 

RH:

Right. That's really good. 

RJ:

Please tell me how important it is to create platforms that continue to inspire women in your community.  

RH:

It's imperative to me because I feel that God wants me to do it. Also, it is what people need. People need to be encouraged. Will everybody accept the encouragement and motivation? No. But I believe that planting seeds is necessary, and if it changes one person's life for the better, that's more than enough.

RJ:

Tell me, how do you define success?

RH:

I define success not just in the way of money or anything tangible; I believe success is being at peace, having joy, and living in a place where you have knowledge and understanding. It's more of an inner thing for me because if you don't have it inward, it doesn't matter how you look on the outside. So, I define success as not so much tangible, but your spirit, mindset, and the state of your heart. Am I healed? Do I have a sound mind? That's why I'm always trying to encourage and motivate my audience before I sell jewelry, because, you know, we can look good on the outside. Still, if the inside is not correct, we can divert negative energy. 

RJ:

I was hoping you could share with me your most satisfying moment in being an entrepreneur.

RH:

My most satisfying moment is the consistency that I have developed in my business. Yes, there are different levels of how you can succeed when selling jewelry, but it is not a pyramid scheme, and I am constantly networking and marketing. I can have a team or be on my own. Of course, it will make me rise faster if I have a group because you earn from your team profits.  

But the consistency and the joy that I have doing this, it's, really, unbelievable. I've done many different sales jobs, but this is the happiest that I've ever been selling jewelry and being an Independent Consultant.

RJ: 

Tell me what motivates you daily 

RH:

What motivates me is the wisdom that God is giving me throughout all of this. I'm learning so much on how to make sure that my commitment is matching what I expect. Looking at life – my grandchildren and children, I understand what I need to have to form a legacy for them. In my past, I didn't have the wisdom and the knowledge that I have now. 

So, knowing if I continue to make sure that my commitment gets me to the place that I need to be and live the life God ordained for me to live, that is what motivates me every day.  

RJ:

 

Thank you so much. I want to allow you to share how others can reach you and connect with you on social media. Please share your Social Media tags and any information you would like to add.

RH:

 

Sure, on Facebook, my name is Rosalind Hall. And, please follow my business page, Perfected Jewels, on Facebook and Instagram. My website for the Perfect Jewels is www.perfectedjewels.com .

RJ:

Once again, thank you for carving time out of your busy schedule to speak with me. Thank you for inspiring me through your kindness, calling, and ability to uplift and strengthen women throughout various communities. 

RH:

 

Thank you so much, and you are welcome.