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

Hi Jimmie, how do you think about risk?
Calculated risk taking has completely altered the course of my life and career. I had a dream one night where I was shown every moment I had ever been afraid and how my fear kept me from completing that goal. It really blew my mind, I had no idea risk aversion and fear had such a strong grip on me! Luckily, every decision I’ve made or haven’t made has led me to this point. A place where I am now in a position to take advantage of all my hard work and dedication. Mistakes and losses are an essential part of life; there’s more to learn in defeat then there is in victory. If you win, you’re not necessarily studying what contributed to your success that heavily, or you study too hard and you only repeat the “winning behaviors” instead of continuing to innovate. If you lose, losing sucks, losing is painful. You channel those emotions and feelings and pick apart the situation so you never find yourself in that place again. I read once that as a child, you learn the lesson and then you take the test. As an adult, and especially in business, you get the test first, and then it’s your responsibility to glean the lesson from that. Now, I choose to no longer let fear or risk aversion control my life. A lot of the decisions we have to make are what I call “two-way door decisions.” You wear a red shirt one day, you don’t like it so you easily change for a green shirt, that’s a two-way door decision, something that is easily alterable or changed. You shouldn’t spend forever agonizing over these decisions. Act swiftly and make adjustments on the backend if needed. A “one-way door decision” is something not easily changed; like buying a house or getting married, you should plan considerably for those. We spend too long treating every decision like it’s a one way door decision when it’s really not that deep. Send that DM, reach out to that friend, ask that family member for help or whatever the case is. Conquer your fear and just go for it.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
My art is an extension and expression of all that I am. What sets me apart from others is that I’m not afraid to experiment. So many creatives I know are locked into one sound or style. Through being exposed to so many places, people and vibrations, I have so many sounds in me. I started out making boom bap and turning my nose up at the thought of autotune. Now I make wavier music sometimes with heavy autotune. Further than that, now I am delving more into R&B, alternative, electronic and soul sounds. I am most proud of the fact that at this point, I can write, produce, or engineer a song of any genre and have it come out spectacular. I can be in the studio completely by myself and come out with a finished product. There’s nothing wrong with collaboration, but I love the fact that I can truly build with another creative since I don’t necessarily need anyone for anything. I’m most excited about this new batch of music we’ve been working on and can’t wait to put it out and tour it. I got to where I am today through hard work and dedication. Working on my craft daily for 7 years. Going out to events and meeting people, putting myself in position to succeed and not being scared when the opportunity presents itself. I got where I am today because I refused to give up. It was and still is to this day extremely hard. Everyday I feel like throwing in the towel, but I’ve come too far and have too many people believing in me to stop now. I overcome my challenges through my faith in God, my will to succeed and resolute resolve that I will carry my team over the finish line to victory. Along the way, I’ve learned all you need is right in front of you. A carpenter never blames his tools. Get resourceful and figure out how to build the future you want with what you have. Everyone always knows someone or is good at something you didn’t even know about, just ask around. I want the world to know what my brand stands for: to inspire people to pursue what they’re passionate about and to keep them motivated along the journey. Pushing this health, knowledge and wellness trying to make the world a better place. And about my story? I was about as regular, plain and lazy as they come, if I could make it, anyone can!

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’m pretty basic, you spend a week with me in the Inland Empire, we’re going to the gym 4 of those days and the studio at least 3 of them. Food spots, there’s Tio’s Tacos in downtown Riverside. That’s mandatory, a city landmark. For drinks, Punch Bowl in Rancho Cucamonga at Victoria Gardens, which of course is another vibe. Bowlero so they could get this work. Look Cinemas in University Village in Riverside to catch a fire movie. Hike Mount Rubidoux, hoop at Andulka Park, walk the lake and see some nature at Fairamount Park, spa day at Glen Ivy, hit the mountains at Big Bear, wine tasting at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, and go explore downtown Riverside in and out the boutique mom and pop spots down there. I’m really into nature, experiences and being outside so most of what I do centers around that.

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 dedicate this shoutout to my brothers Zachary Jenkins and Johnnie Young! (pka ZachTheHero & Biiig Stretch) My family in business and music!

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Felisha Carrasco Christopher Grimshaw Niko Oroc Kenny Vu Momma Shewolfvisuals 1500 Sound Academy

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