We had the good fortune of connecting with Clermont Dossous and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Clermont, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is necessary, risk is your best friend, and without taking any risk it’s impossible to move forward in life. Let me explain: EVERYTHING is risky. just driving up the street is risky, eating out is risk, but it is a calculated risk. You Educated yourself and take measure to minimize the damage in case something goes wrong. When we drive we put our seatbelt, we learn how to drive and overtime it becomes second nature. In life, when it comes to career and accomplishing your dreams, you have to take a risk on yourself. You have to be willing to learn, fail, and spend enough time at something in order to see any sigh of progress. Taking a risk has always and always will play a major role in my life. I am NOT afraid to fail at all. I am learning something new everyday and I am also trying something new all the time. It’s Like an experiment lap, a lot of of them will not work but you only need a few to work.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a Vibe curator. People can feel, hear, and see what I am doing when I am at work. My goal is to curate an atmosphere where you can hear great music, feel it and also see and connect with people around you dancing. What sets me apart is I understand the different between business and talent. It’s great to have the talent but to make it a career, it is also important to understand the business side of it. Today I am the most proud of my efforts to be a part of the solution with the #Blacklivesmatter Movement. I am using my voice to bring people together via a concert so we can create awareness on the situation and also start the dialogue between each other that’s needed. I got where I am today with a lot of perseverance, determination, trials and errors, massive action, networking with people, and more important working on myself everyday to become more valuable to the market place. Nothing is easy, and nothing will ever be easy, But it’s worth it. I don’t want to spent a big chunk of my life doing something I don’t want to do. But I am ok going to a lot of sweat and tears for something that will fulfill me and ultimately pay for my lifestyle overtime. I overcame those challenges because I know as long as I am alive, healthy, I have enough energy to try over and over and over again until something works. It comes with a lot of frustration, pain, and sometimes moment when you want to give up. But for me having regrets for not trying hard enough is more painful. I am also ok knowing that not everything will work. I focus on those that do and i run with it. Biggest lesson is about being willing to have that dialogue, to be transparent with yourself, to be honest with yourself. I want to world to know that my story is bigger than music. It’s about overcoming obstacles along the way ,creating the life you want by serving and growing along the way.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would go up the mountain and visit multiple reservoirs such as: Little Dell Reservoir, Jordanelle State park. We could also bike up: Memory groove, big cotton canyon. After that we would go to Chanon Thai Cafe for lunch. Later on we can go to ” Elixir Lounge for some drinks, live music and dancing. In my view the most interesting places to check out are outdoors, I love being outside, I love going on long walk, I love exploring different waterfalls.

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?
My family for their support, they are a major reason why I am here today. My mentors: Less Brown, Jim Rohn.

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