We had the good fortune of connecting with Bri Meejoo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bri, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is vital to progressing in life. You want that career? Then you have to risk putting yourself out there and staying consistent even when it feels like you’re not getting anywhere. You want that relationship? You have to risk trusting that person. Taking those leaps in life can bring you great rewards, but it can also bring you great lessons. Sometimes the Universe isn’t ready to give you what you’ve been prepared to receive. This is called Divine Timing. It means at the right time, things will manifest in your life. Although, this doesn’t take away the importance of risk taking. You’ll never learn anything or know if it’s the right time if you never try. Fear is usually what stops people from trying. Fear of failure or fear of embarrassment. There is also fear of success. What if you actually got what you wanted and it was much bigger than you had anticipated? Now that’s a thought. I have feared all of these things, but I tried anyway. These are things I work through everyday. I am constantly scraping away at my limiting beliefs, limiting thoughts and fears. Once you’re able to accomplish and master this, your possibilities are endless. I have tried many businesses which failed. I tried selling things online that didn’t sell. I auditioned for things I didn’t get. One lesson I’ve learned from this certain phase in my life was not to knock on doors that aren’t meant to open. This was the time I kept trying and trying when it clearly wasn’t meant to happen. There are times to act and there are times to stay still. Life consists of yin and yang. Yin is feminine energy which is patient, receptive, still, contemplative, reflective and meditative. This yin time is great for redirecting, thinking about what you really want and releasing what no longer serves you. Yang is masculine energy which is bold, takes action, confident, fearless and sure of themselves. This yang time is great for making bold moves, taking action, doing what scares you and going after your goals fearlessly. See, I didn’t understand this during that phase. I stayed in the yang energy all the time. I’ve worked many different jobs from high end cosmetic sales to teaching a Stem program. At the cosmetic sales job, I learned how to keep trying even if people deny your offer. I learned not to let a “no” discourage you. At the teaching job, I learned to teach a class about marketing even if I never taught a class before. I learned that taking these risks showed me my truest potential. It made me believe in myself more. It made me feel strong and courageous. In music, I took a risk to do cover songs again when before it didn’t work out. I tried it and gained a little following. I took a risk to not only cover songs, but make them my own by writing different lyrics. I took a risk covering songs that actually fit my style instead of covering mainstream songs that don’t fit my voice. They’re not as popular, but it sounds much better with my voice. I took a risk posting “pick a card” tarot readings even if people wouldn’t understand them or would be against them. This was me being authentic and not caring if I lose some audience. Your authenticity is priceless. Be authentic and inspire others to do the same. Not everyone will understand you and that’s okay. Currently, I have a mobile eyelash extension business. I was working at Amazing Lash before, but it closed due to the virus. I took a huge leap of faith and invested in my own business. To my surprise, it worked. This gave me so much confidence knowing I can run a successful business on my own. I was hesitant to start it, but I did it anyway. Taking a risk can have a big payback or can teach you a big lesson. They’re both equally valuable.
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 post videos to inspire others. I love to sing, write and spread knowledge. I don’t get paid for any of this. I do it from my heart. When I want to sing, I record a song or a cover. When I want to write a poem I do and post it. When I just learned a huge lesson, I share it. I never hoard my gifts because I know it could be useful to someone in need. Whether they’re in need of inspiration or a pick me up. This is giving without expecting anything in return. It’s me exchanging energy with the Universe in the most selfless way. I used to be very hard on myself when I didn’t get as many views on a video. I’d cover songs that didn’t fit my voice all the time because it was popular. Now, I just cover songs I like because I want to. I do it for humanity. To lead and inspire.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Orange County, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Claremont and Rowland Heights. I love anywhere with cool spiritual shops, culture and good open vibes. I love hot pot, shabu shabu and udon. I love boba and cajun food. I’m a big foodie. Im an adventurer and spontaneous. Pasadena has the most beautiful gardens. Orange County has good food. Los Angeles has great culture. Claremont has culture and cool shops. Rowland Heights has good asian food.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my spiritual team for guiding me.
taken by and edited by Bri Meejoo