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

Hi Eman, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho.

Life changing book for me.. So many of its simple, yet still entertaining, lessons are key staples to my day to day decision making process. My favorite quote is “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” That alone has been huge in relentlessly choosing to follow the threads of Joy. Only doing what my heart truly wants to do and finally being okay with not compromising myself. I believe that deep down you already know what you want, but it’s our egos and the opinions of others that can often have too much say in which decisions we make. We all come equipped with an inner voice. Our own inner compass. You’ve got your own journey, your own story, your own life to live and if you can trust that the map of your heart is indeed the map to follow, then you will be rewarded.

The book also does a great job of showing multiple ways in which the universe will communicate to you!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I initially got into creative work through acting and poetry, then started directing, and have now been really enjoying making music. I’ve found that expression through any art form is what excites me. It hasn’t been easy. I was born and raised in a small town on the southwest border of Texas. I wasn’t taught how to express myself, didn’t have any examples of how to become an artist. I’m grateful though, for it’s the stark contrast of my upbringing to my current lifestyle that influences so much of my work. It’s humbling and empowering to remind myself that I started from nothing and wasn’t handed things on a silver platter. Biggest lesson I’ve learned is to remain grounded through gratitude in the fact that simple pursuing a life of creativity is a life well lived.

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.
Ooooo lala lala. Great question. I’d definitely take them to some staples spots that are exciting to see in person your first time here. “Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame, Venice Boardwalk, etc.) Then we’d likely go on semi-planned adventure days. I like to live in flow and let the wind guide me so when people visit I’ll usually plan one thing like going to an art galleries lot, then just flip coins and follow the force the rest of the days. I think the most exciting places and things to check out are the things that come naturally and organically. The universe has way better planning skills than any of us!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d love to say my family first and foremost, because no matter what I create or how I choose to express myself, they’ve always been there to support me and encourage me along the way. As for friends and collaborators, I don’t think I need to name people specifically because the friends in my life that have been truly supportive of me and my happiness know exactly who they are, and how dearly I love and appreciate them!

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Image Credits
Tony Redmer, Jack Langlois, Lucas Markman, Erica Sullivan

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