We had the good fortune of connecting with Joshua Glass and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joshua, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
Throughout my career, if I could think of one lesson that stuck with me it would be to “Trust the Process”. My business has taken me through so many twist and turns. Some that have left me feeling empty, confused, anxious, overwhelmed. At the same, the results from my journey have gifted me with many moments that made it all worth it. Everything I have endured has truly been necessary for me to grow. The second I decided to put my faith in God I became confident in the fact that everything would turn out for my good.
When I graduated high school I had plans on attending college in California for the fall. A few days before I was supposed to fly out to Oakland I made the decision not to go. I simply was not ready. I cried for weeks about my decision. I had no plan b or game plan. Somehow, little by little things started to come together. I have taken the experiences, lessons, places, people, and opportunities that met me after that day and put it into the conception of my business .
I recently started my own magazine for creatives called Verre Maison. The purpose of the magazine is to help artist and visionaries better their mental health. As well as, to give creatives an opportunity to tell their story. It is my hope that by doing this the reader will relate to something that is said and have the tools they need to live their life freely. My magazine reflects my process. Every skill that I have learned I have put to great use. I now see why I had to endure. It was all apart of a master plan. I still don’t know where life may take me. I thank God that he has given me a vision. I accept every “mistake” I made, for they have shaped me into the man that I am today.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a full time Creative. I am a Choreographer, Stylist, Designer, Creative Director, Dancer, Actor, Singer, and Writer. Post high school I had many opportunities that helped me hone in on all my skills. I recently found a way to put them all together for a greater purpose. I most recently started my own magazine company where I serve as the Editor-in-Chief. It was not easy, but if its something you want that’s worth having…it’s worth fighting for. I have learned to believe in myself and not doubt my creativity. Believing in yourself and your potential is imperative to your success. You have to know your worth and value what you posses. I want the world to know that I am a force to be reckoned with. The best is yet to come.
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?
Honestly, Im most happy around my circle. Just singing, dancing, creating and living in the moment. If I were to step out for a moment here are a list of places that you may find me at.
Iron Hill Brewery
The Fashion District
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?
God My Family
ForeverSHE- Teri Riggs
The Janee Latrice Podcast
Boogie Down Experience
Instagram: @Joshglvss , @VerreMaison
Facebook: Joshua Glass
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