We had the good fortune of connecting with Blayr Jimmerson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Blayr, how do you think about risk?
Looking back, risk taking has always been in my DNA without me even realizing it until I was a bit older. Whether that was me playing punt returner during college football while 11 people try to take my head off, traveling abroad by myself for a couple weeks or giving up a guaranteed high paying salary to pursue a creative passion of mine.
But, I don’t necessarily think of it as a risk.. I think of it more of “betting on yourself” because only I know what I’m truly capable of and so far things have worked out pretty good
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I believe what sets me a part is a combination of a few things. One, not being afraid to say “I don’t know” instead of trying to act like I know everything.
Also my willingness to get the “shot” or the job done. Whether it’s jumping into a cold pool with the camera to get the perfect angle, sitting halfway out of a speeding car or lowering my rate to get other people included or add a few pieces of equipment, I try to do whatever it takes to get what needs to be done, which I feel has gotten me to where I am today.
It hasn’t been easy at all to get to where I’m at, and it’s funny because I don’t feel like I’m very far. As cliche as it may sound, working hard has allowed me to overcome a lot of things. Really putting in the work and not accepting failing as the worst thing but taking it as a lesson and continuing forward. I feel with that mindset you’re unstoppable.
If I had my say, I’d want the world to know that whatever you want to do you can all you need is a vision that you hold on to no matter what anyone says about it. It’s your vision not theirs
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Man! To start the day I would go to a cool brunch spot with a dope ambiance, maybe the Skybar at the Mondrian. Then I’d hit up a dope pop up or museum. By that time it’s probably Happy Hour, Instead of staying at one spot for the whole time, we’d hit up like 2 or 3. Grabbing a drink and sort of bar hopping so we get a taste of the different scenes. After that, we’d go to dinner somewhere lively like The Classic Cat which turns into a club at night also. To end the night on a chill note, I’d probably hit up a view and get a little inspiration
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Honestly I’ve had a great supporting cast around me. Beginning with my mom. From a young age she’s always supported me even when the situation didn’t make sense in that current time she would say “if you believe it, I believe it” that’s always stuck with me to this day
All my friends as well, we never judge each other and always support no matter what
I also listen to a lot of entrepreneur podcasts daily. Although I’m not trying to build the next Fortune 500 company or new app, hearing their early struggles and overcoming them gives me a lot of motivation to continue down this road I’m on as well
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