We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriel Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabriel, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Well for me. I’ve always been fearless since a child. I’ve always believed that you have to take risk in order to succeed. Everything worth having involves risk on a personal or business level. Risks played a major role in my life and career. I chose to walk away from the comfort of a job and consistency of a paycheck because I knew I wanted more. To me, a steady paycheck just meant that I was limited to growth financially and physically so in order to give my family what they deserved. I chose to walk away and do things my way. A monicker I created is Envision Believe Obtain or EBO for short. This means that you have to envision the end result you want. Believe whole heartily that you deserve it and you will in fact obtain it despite the risks and work involved.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am Gabriel Smith. President of I Am The Definition LLC. What started as a self help book based on my life has spawned into a motivational force to be reckoned with.
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 like art and nice restaurants so for me. I’d definitely tour downtown LA and get a glimpse of the graffiti on the walls throughout the city. I’d also visit LA Live and the Staple Center because of the nice restaurants, bars and galleries.
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?
First and foremost. My wife, manager, best friend and business partner Tymera Finley for all of the support, advice and blessings she continuously brings to The Definition. I definitely have to thank GoDaddy for the most beautiful partnership ever formed. The constant support, opportunities and exposure literally changed my life! I’d also like to thank Benwah ( CEO of Dream Team Entertainment) and the entire Nickerson Gardens community of Watts California for giving me the opportunity to make history October 12, 2018. Benwah and Dream Team Entertainment has been a stronghold in helping me to bring my dreams of film producing and bridging the gap between The Definition to reality.