We had the good fortune of connecting with Rhyan LaMarr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rhyan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
In my life and career I have taken many risks. Some of them were questionable and that mainly comes from not knowing The Lord when i started my journey. It’s funny how we can be so hopeless without our faith and guidance. I used to take all the wrong risks in my life and therefore my career suffered in the beginning. That was all a part of learning and man did i learn. See there is nothing wrong with taking risks you just have to use the proper discernment. In the world they call it an assessment but it’s all under the same root. When I made the wrong decisions, hung around the wrong people and accumulated the wrong persona, I ended up taking major risks with my life and career. When I was able to reevaluate my life though and start making the right decisions which in return put me back onto the right path, I was able to take healthy risks that catapulted me into excellence around people who understand my past but didn’t let that dictate my future. In the end, taking risks is a part of life that can either affect your livelihood and well being on a positive or negative level. You just have to make sure you are calculated and are moving with purpose.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think I’m most proud of the 3rd chance that the Lord gave me through His grace to get things right both personal and professional wise. After being homeless and struggling financially in a season of my life I was able to get myself back from beneath rock bottom to get to the actual level of rock bottom, to then finally pick myself up from rock bottom. It’s an interesting place to find yourself, beneath Rock Bottom. However, when you find yourself there by your own doings you have to look yourself in the mirror, come face to face with your vices and work to stand back on solid ground. Today I am most excited about a venture that my company Red Guerrilla Entertainment just partnered with that will not only cover 7 films over the next 3 years but employ hundreds of people in the process. I think it’s important to let people know the ups and the downs because your problems don’t have to be your roadblocks if you are able to find the solution to unlock the wisdom you will gain from going through a hurdle on the road we call , life. You can’t be afraid of failure , just be ready to get back up, WHEN (not if) you get knocked down.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well I’m from Chicago so post covid i would picked my homie up from Ohare or Midway airport dropped their bags off at whatever hotel they were staying at downtown Chicago and took them straight to Giordanos pizza to get them a true Chicago deep dish pizza because Chicago is home to the best pizza hands down! I’d show them the city architecture on a boat tour. Introduce do them to Italian beef sandwiches , a Chicago dog and take them to get some authentic barbeque on the south side. Then run by the studio to sit in one one of my music session as well Cinespace film studios to show them how Chicago does film!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Chris Jamerson Bishop Eric D. Garnes Mod G. Jack Red Anita Luckett Doc Watson Richard D. Shaw Ronique R. Shaw Charmaine Shaw KC Wavey
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