We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenneth Lumpkin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kenneth, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk Taking is tricky right, its one of those things that comes with so many variables. There are so many uncertainties so many what ifs and but what about this types of thoughts. What most don’t get is that above all else you yourself are the biggest obstacle when it comes to taking risks. Most will talk themselves out of a risk just because they can’t see how it will effect them past that moment. I had always looked at risk taking as a game of Russian roulette so to speak there is a chance it could work out but there is a chance you totally bomb. It wasn’t until I got out of my way and took the risk and bet on my platform that I realized the real understanding of no risk no reward. Its bigger than a saying its a lesson in itself, that lesson is you can spend every second of everyday questioning everything or you can just take a chance on it and if it bombs you learn from that fix the things that didn’t work and try again. Once I understood that, I got that you can’t be successful or get put on the right track to being successful with out risk taking and thats how its help me along my journey and the path I’m on.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
“4 Discussion” is a social media platform form that highlights people in the community doing positive things that can cause change, by simply having the on with myself and discussing their accomplishments and businesses and or community outreach. The platform also educates on matters that most just over look like Voting Social Awayness Mental Health Parenting etc. The goal with every discussion is to teach inspire and motivate the next person or persons to go out and do those exact the things as well. What sets “4 Discussion” apart is I don’t go out and recruit the famous people in these positions I use locals people you can actually see reach talk to get in contact with. I chose this approach because it gives the idea of hey / she can why can’t I. it allows my viewers to see themselves in someone who is just like them and is making a difference. That is what makes me so proud of the platform because not only do I shine the light on others doing great work and let them tell their story but by doing that I touch others motivate and inspire others to push their horizons spark their ideas and entrepreneur mentality to get out and make dreams a reality. But don’t for a second think it didn’t require work sacrifice and long days of doubt within myself. Nothing comes easy especially if its bigger than you and any dream you had, what I saw is a small thing turns out is really much more impactful to so many others. That impact got me through the doubt and challenges those “man I needed this” or “you just don’t know how much that discussion hit home for me” comments or messages always help me get over the hurdles of challenge. Also those are the key things you learn right, the lessons. You never know how much you having a discussion can help someone else or jump start the next great idea maybe even uplift someone in a dark place. You learn very fast that everything is for a reason and that discussion was for this person or that person and it was right on time. “4 Discussion” is for the people its not just a brand name or a social media page no not at all its a place where everyone can connect and hear something that could push them in the right direction with every discussion and if that message is what is being conveyed when people talk about the platform then I’m ok with what I’m pouring back into the world.
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.
Monday would be a day of catching up so San Antonio winery in L.A. absolutely Tuesday we’d get out and hit the town down in Old town Pasadena Wednesday would be a day in L.A. the staple center area Hollywood sunset Thursday a trip to the Hollywood sign and the observatory to see the city up high Friday Would be a night on the town in Pasadena the bars down there Barcelona Ixtapa Club 54 Saturday is PCH all the way all the beaches rent a few bikes do some pier fishing just enjoy the waves and sea air Sunday before the them leaving I would go cultural a Norton Simon Museum tour for sure
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?
You know if I had to really look back and say what drove me to be me what got me here is family. Through many trails and tribulations ups and downs my family has always given me the idea that having a voice and using it is something that can’t be taken away. There is power in voicing your thoughts good bad different whatever if you don’t someone else will speak for you that doesn’t represent what you stand for. So thats why I believe in giving others the chance to use there voice to tell their own paths and journeys
Twitter: 4Discussion (@kennethlumpki17)
Other: Email: Toppicks4discussion@gmail.com