When did you first establish your company or brand?
I began songwriting at the age of 16. I was always good at putting words and metaphors together which got me interested in crafting songs inspired by my favorite artists at the time. After that, I transitioned into music production to start creating full songs to submit.
Did you ever get sleep building your brand up?
There were many sleepless nights when I couldn’t stop working due to deadlines or certain ideas that I had to get out of my head. Sometimes as creative we sacrifice our health for the success of our gifts or visions.
What advice do you have for someone just starting their entrepreneurship career?
Always believe in yourself the most out of anyone else. Everyone has an opinion or judgment but yours is the only one that matters. Learn the business as well to the point that you understand any business language thrown your way.
How did you get into your niche?
Several different ways. Trial & Error, Networking, Being at the right place at the right time, and great introductions from other people. I’ve always studied the craft as well which afforded me many opportunities in the industry.
Was it hard to start your business?
Not too much because I already had so much experience working with industry professionals. It was just time for me to take what I learned and apply it to my own business practices.
What were some of the trials you went through when you first started?
Lack of confidence, People not understanding the vision, lack of resources, and bad business dealing with the wrong people. All things that I had to learn from at an early age.
What’s your goal for the next 10 years in business?
Continuing to grow the brands, winning more Grammys, and awards, featuring in films and expanding my businesses globally.
Did your friends support your business when you launched it? If not why do you think not?
Not all of them, but a few. Sometimes when your vision is so complex and visionary not everyone will understand until it is proven to the masses. It is something difficult to go through, but I had to let go of the hurt, and confusion to continue moving forward.
What’s something you haven’t done in your career yet that you always wanted to accomplish?
Do a world tour.