We had the good fortune of connecting with Sly Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sly, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Habits that I believed helped me succeed is being persistent, having a great attitude (even when others don’t) and Determination. These three rules alone can take you pretty far. Once you find what you want to do, water that idea like a freshly planted seed and watch it grow, but remember, you are the sunlight for your idea. Do whatever it takes even if you have to do it on your own. Never give up!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What set’s my food show apart from other shows is we use comedic clips during our segment and myself of course. I have made it this far with pure passion and determination. It has not been easy getting to where I am now. During my road to success, I have learned to keep moving forward no matter what happens, even if it means doing everything on your own. When you are faced with a challenge, never look at how big the task is, take on the task piece by piece at your own pace and you will be fine. I want everyone to know that my show “Eating Live with Sly on Youtube” will be coming back for season 4 shortly. “I Eat Where You Eat”!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When I have friends visit, depending on where we are, I would definitely take them to restaurants where I have done a show because I know the food is top tier. Most of the time, I don’t have to offer to take my friends to a good restaurant because they normally know which one they want to try from watching my show. If we were not having a pandemic, we would have social gatherings and maybe check out a sporting event such as a football, basketball, baseball or soccer game. It’s all fun under the sun…
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 thank my camera man and editor at Simon Vision Media for all of the long work nights and out of town trips. Once you find someone with a vision and work ethic similar to your’s, it makes your job that much easier. Last but certainly not least, I would like to thank my business partner Tommy Limbrick at Limbrick Media Group for grinding this thing out with me.
Credits to Simon Vision Media, IWG and Limbrick Media.