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

Hi Corey, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is scary, but it’s necessary. If you want to learn how to grow and challenge yourself, taking risks is the best way. Risk is also a choice. It gives you the ability to actively trust yourself and go for it, even with the possibility of failing. Taking risks in my personal/professional life has shown me what I can accomplish, and I’m so grateful for betting on myself because I wouldn’t be where I’m at today or met the people I know if I didn’t take a chance,

I’d rather take a chance than wonder what would’ve happened if I didn’t. But you can’t play it safe, or you’ll never know what the world has to offer and how powerful and capable you truly are.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the CEO and Co-Founder of 1and1Life alongside my friend and business partner, Thomas Drew. 1AND1 Life is a black-owned mental health and wellness performance company that curates and customizes content, tools, and products to inform, guide, and empower our community. This is done by ensuring that our diverse group of customers and readers feel connected, represented, and understood. 1AND1 Life was born out of a combination of our love for movement, our strong belief in the mind-body connection, our passion for the power of community, and our passion for helping people become better versions of themselves as they take on their fitness & wellness journeys.

Starting any new venture is never easy. But growing up as an athlete, where I went to play at a collegiate level and professional for a short stint, set me up for the challenge. Being an athlete played a massive role in who I am today and in creating 1and1Life. I’ve learned not to give up when the going gets tough and that the pain won’t last forever. It’s temporary, and the hard work that I’m putting in now will help me build character, strength, and endurance. Of course, not everything will be perfect, and that’s okay. It’s about learning and picking yourself up again with the support of those who want to see you keep going.

I want people to be inspired by the work that 1and1Life is doing and that they feel encouraged to take the first step toward taking better care of themselves. At 1and1, we don’t push the agenda of having to be great to start, but instead, starting to be great. We’re here to push you and are rooting for you. We’re in this together.

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?
I want to shout out the incredible team at 1and1Life. I’ve had the pleasure of being the Co-Founder and CEO of this mental health and wellness company, and those who have joined the 1and1Life team have been nothing short of amazing. As a CEO, you always yearn to have the best employees, and that’s exactly what we have here. Everyone is dedicated to creating content that helps the mental health and wellness of others. A bonus is that they are also empathetic people. When you have that, the work is even more authentic and genuine. They are the fuel that keeps the fire going.

Website: https://www.1and1life.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigc1and1/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corey-lewis-8b08aba1/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inthelabwithbigc

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gabrielegriseri – https://www.gabrielegriseri.com/ lamarwill – https://www.instagram.com/lamarwill/

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