We had the good fortune of connecting with Khari Jones Jr. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Khari, what’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
The most difficult decision I’ve had to make is accepting painful truths. As you ascend to new levels, everybody won’t come with you. When you realize your worth, you have to be selective of your energy and remove yourself from folks that don’t align with you. Even it’s the ones closest to you. Deciding to protect my energy has brought me peace and spiritual growth. I have clear vision on my goals that won’t be distracted from outsiders. The most challenging but rewarding decision I’ve ever made.
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?
I’ll keep it simple. What sets me apart from me from others is my mind. I have the gift to see prosperity in the midst of chaos. I’m always in a positive mindset because I know in the end, you’ll win. Folks tend to focus on the problem, I focus on the solution. Emotional Intelligence is my secret weapon I’m most proud of my resiliency. I never gave up on anything despite challenges. The future is bright; I’m most excited about what’s coming. I’ve accomplished so much but this is only the beginning. I am now in a fresh state of mind, ready to lock-in on the great things ahead of me. Moving in silence has been my ultimate weapon. My friends always tell me when I’m quiet on social media or become distant. It’s because I’m strategizing on my next move. Great things are ahead and I’m excited to show the world that I’m just getting started. What I’ve learned recently is that the God always been in me. I appreciate my ancestors for Guiding me to this point. It’s up now. I got where I’m today by believing in myself—trusting my instinct and moving off energy. A lot of doubters and naysayers along the way; I’m thankful for tuning them out and accomplishing my goals. My supporters helped my get here today and I always show them love back. The craziest thing I’ve realized over the past 6 years is that my biggest supports are the people I’ve met in the last 8 years. When you focus on your support, rather than naysayers you will always win. Lesson I’ve learned the way is accepting people for who they truly are. Stick with the people who love you even through your flaws. Through my life sessions I’ve learned that your family can be created through people who you meet along the way. I want the world to know is that I’m starting from Day one, and I have the most energy that I’ve ever had in my life. I’ll be moving out the country in a few years for good.
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?
If it was a week-long trip I would eat at Sage plant, Jack Fruit cafe and I would cook the rest of the week. I’ve been vegan for a year and it’s been great to see how much energy I have. The most exciting places I like to hang out at is the beach. Love getting Sun and meditation and clearing my mind at the beach. Working at the sand dunes is great spot I love to visit. USC village is great place to hang out and get work done. Cool vibes and you meet some likeminded people.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout Rob Parker. My mentor, someone who is a role model in my life. When needed, Rob takes his time out to give me raw, uncut information about the media industry. I appreciate Rob for bringing me into Fox Sports, a life-changing opportunity. Also thankful for the chance to work on other projects. Brandon Brooks, the managing editor at the Los Angeles Sentinel. I’ve grown so much from Brandon. He challenges me to be a great writer and continues to offer opportunities that will broaden my horizon. This is just the beginning. Zach Chike, a close friend & brother. Chike is one of the few people who supports unconditionally. He helped me unlock some of my hidden talents and holds me accountable. One person that allow to criticize because I know it’s coming from love. S/O to my brother.
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