I recently sat down with Nick Onken of NION RADIO for an "idea sex" session. We talked building a brand from scratch, creating and cultivating an online community of followers, the challenges of my entrepreneurial journey and mindfulness' relationship with creativity and productivity. It's an hour long, so see below for the play-by-play... I found it interesting, but then again, I'm biased.

-xx Danielle-

Podcast play-by-play:

  • When Danielle started making jewelry [5:00]
  • How jewelry came back into her life in college [6:30]
  • What happened when Beyoncé bought one of their pieces [9:00]
  • What she learned from getting fired [11:15]
  • The challenges of growing and scaling a business [13:40]
  • The value of using social media as a tool [15:20]
  • How to build a community online [18:20]
  • What inspired Danielle [20:50]
  • Where her aesthetic came from [22:20]
  • The power of true collaboration [24:50]
  • Why you have to get out of the office or studio [29:30]
  • What Danielle’s creative process looks like [32:05]
  • How Danielle lives a full life [36:40]
  • The routines Danielle practices [38:20]
  • How mindfulness helps creativity and productivity [41:50]
  • When their company started to grow [46:40]
  • How she carried on her nonprofit work [47:25]
  • The importance of giving back [48:30]
  • Danielle’s philanthropic passions [51:00]
  • The future of Dannijo [54:50]
  • The biggest challenges of her entrepreneurial journey [58:45]

Originally published on nickonken.me, Listen to full interview below. 

Continue the party with late-night drinks at Parker & Lenox, a speakeasy that regularly flies musicians in from New York or Buenos Aires to perform at weekends, and for salsa dancing, Club San Luis in Roma Sur is an experience in itself. It has a 20-piece live band, and the dancing is phenomenal.

~ Danielle