We had the good fortune of connecting with Alamar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alamar, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Working for someone else was stressful and not very rewarding. I figured, if I can be dedicated to bringing another person’s dream to life and make them millions; surely I can reach those same goals for myself. If I was going to be stressed, at least it would be for my own cause and interests.
Please tell us more about your career. 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’ve always been told my open-minded personality and charisma are some of my most stand out qualities. That I have a knack for making people feel welcome, heard and appreciated. Which has facilitated the most genuine connections I have. The connections I’ve made over time developed in to lasting friendships as well as business relationships. I worked a ton of jobs, ate great, went hungry, lost days of sleep, went through hella ups, downs, twists and turns. Reaching a point where my bills are now paid by my passions has been trying, yet extremely rewarding in more ways than money can provide. Over time I learned hurdles show up randomly. Not to always deter; sometimes to strengthen, teach or even test our desire to achieve our goal. Practicing patience with positivity, along with prayer, has helped me tremendously to stay motivated and driven when times get tough. A few of the many lessons learned on my journey through business, life, art…Follow your gut 100 %; move at your own speed, don’t let others rush you to make decisions you’re not prepared for; lastly, always be your authentic self. At the end of the day I want to be remembered for paving my own way on my terms. As someone that created outlets and opportunities for others to grow and provide; all while having a ball being a student of life.
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’m not really out too much these days but, for food I would say: Eight Sushi, Antico Pizza, The Optimist, Capers, Jinya Ramen Bar. I would take them to The Battery, Old 4th Ward or The Painted Duck to hangout and grab some drinks. The main destination would be a very welcoming location for creatives and art enthusiasts, Peter Street Station. They have different events based on the night; you can enjoy or participate in live music, view art exhibits and auctions, get a tattoo by Atl’s finest and meet some locals. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Definitely a big Shoutout to my homegirl Debbie! She’s the reason I am doing this interview. From day 1 she has been dope, supportive, encouraging as well as a constructive critic. Very grateful to have her as a friend. Also a few of my business partners, mentors, counselors, confidants, team: Day1Antonio, De. Davis, The Mad Violinist, Dame, InOurCity360, Ponce de Lamar.