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

Hi KOBI, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think that taking risks are essential to our growth. How I take risks is by constantly investing in my self financially despite there being a possibility of going without a meal or missing a bill because I believe that my craft can make a difference in the world and in the process make me millions. I am expecting a child in December and I want to be able to teach them that the greatest investment they can make is in themselves and the people they care about!

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.
Art has literally saved my life, and I am afriad of where I would’ve been otherwise! I believe that I got to where I am today by taking risks, following my vision while being ok with it changing and ultimately with the support of my loved ones! So far I’ve learned that I am more than good enough and that what I have to say matters and that I am also giving voices to many that are voiceless!

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 partner Jade! She has challenged me to believe in myself and my goals even if it might scare her. She has supported me and challenged me to see what I’m capable of and carry myself as though I deserve everything the world has to offer!

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