We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Blake Chandler and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kevin Blake, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think risk is the precursor to success. I don’t believe there is one successful person in the world who didn’t take a risk to get where they are and achieve their goals and dreams. It’s impossible to achieve a dream without risk because most people’s dream exceed normal expectations. Risk has played a major role in my life and career. I wouldn’t be in Los Angeles and have achieved the successes I have without taking a risk. I moved on my own, away from family and chased a dream that has seemed impossible to most. Not only risk but faith! You must have faith in order to take a risk. I took the jump to move out here and chase this dream and now I remain faithful that it’s all going to work out!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am proud of how far I’ve came so far. I dreamed to be where I’m at. I dreamed and prayed about this part of the journey so I must appreciate it to get further. I continued to stay inspired and motivated by those who’ve gone before me. It was not an easy task but I’ve said faithful and focused on my dream. I know where I am going and cannot let “No’s” turn me down. I know for a fact that I will never reach my dreams if I quit, so I have to continue getting better at my craft and broadening my network. I want the world to know that I didn’t do this alone. If it weren’t for God I wouldn’t have made anywhere this far and I am no where near finished.

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.
I would first take them to Westward Beach in Malibu, it’s my favorite hands down. Usually good spacing and an amazing view! As far as restaurants I’ve have to take them to the Tipsy Cow in Sherman Oaks, it’s the bomb! As well as Crave, The Highlight Room & Yamashiro in Hollywood! We would have to hike Runyon Canyon for the amazing view it provides! Go hang out around Venice Beach and Santa Monica pier! I’ve been very interested in the Art Museums around LA! Newport Beach is also a great place to go and get away from the LA city rush. There’s so much to do around here.

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?
My family #1 they fully support this journey I’m on. They know how focused and passionate I am about this and they see me achieving steps and continue to push and support. My network of friends as well because most of us are going “against the grain.” Many of my friends are in the entertainment business and understand the difficult journey I am on and we all support one another. Steve Harvey even though he doesn’t know it, has helped me a bunch. His Motivated series on YouTube has helped me in difficult times and gave me new perspective on what it takes to be successful.

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