We had the good fortune of connecting with Dominique Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dominique, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
Great question! To me it’s very simple….as long as you’re waking up everyday, alive with breath in your body, you have purpose. In reality, people die everyday with so much in them but no one will ever be able to see it. But just the fact that you were able to wake up while others weren’t should let you know you’re not done yet. As long as you find your purpose…whether that be raising a child and reminding them how valuable they are, to owning your own business…there is nothing or no one that can stop you from fulfilling that purpose. But YOU have to believe in knowing you can’t give up because people are needing exactly what you have.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Ok so I was diagnosed with a brain tumor at nine where I was deaf in my right ear, permanent nerve damage and muscle weakness on my right side. After dealing with surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, I wanted to target the disabled community in using my personal journey to show them WE CAN BREAK THE STIGMA BEYOND OUR CONDITIONS! I became a Master Certified Disability Confidence Coach (DisabiliT ConfidenC Cōch), 2x Self-Published Athor, have two businesses and became a Podcast host interviewing the disabled community of how they break the stigma beyond their condition! Once you realize you have a purpose, no hindrance can stop you until it manifests! You can’t tell me it can’t be done because I’m ACTUALLY doing it!!
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?
Ok look, so I’m a scheduled random adventurous person, right?! Meaning, I love doing random stuff, so if I see something that’s interesting coming up from comedy shows to painting to concerts…AND IT’S ON SALE?! I will hit you up with all the details and ask if you’re down! So needless to say, I’m not just a “favorites” type, I’m more of a “experience” type! If you’re with me, you’d probably be doing things that you’ve never done before lol
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?
Yooooo so first and foremost…I must give ALL major credit to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because without Him there is no me. PERIOD! I definitely want to thank my Church Remnant of Life Worship Center for teaching me how to always be a servant FIRST and love SECOND. #WeTheRemnant! I definitely have to give credit to the person that even mentioned my name to be interviewed on this platform…my girl Viv aka thatsyagirlVIV!! Bro I literally met her once to be interviewed on her podcast and she mentioned my name to a whole company?! Like yoooo I’m forever grateful that she seen something in me for the World to hear! I’m forever grateful. Love you friend!