We had the good fortune of connecting with Alston Shropshire and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alston, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
The end goal for me is to provide stability for twenty generations of my bloodline that follows me—generational wealth for my children, their children, and continuing down the line. By the time my career ends, I would have like to make an impact in the world. By pouring truth, compassion, love, and transparency, I believe I can do just that. To me, that’s legendary status. That is someone you won’t forget, an impactful person. I want to inspire my bloodline to want to continue the legacy of truth, compassion, love, and transparency in whatever positive thing they do. I want to be the ancestor to fuels that forward. I want the means to already be in place, so they won’t have to face the industry’s politics and cliques.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Alston Shropshire craves to strengthen others. I want to share the events that were so essential in bleak moments and joyful celebrations. The most important attributes anyone can learn. The thing that sets me apart from other speakers and speakers is that I am transparent and unpolished. People find it easy to open up and to talk to me. I don’t know any other way to be. Being dressed up and overly refined doesn’t show anyone who you are. Only who you present to them. I show my scars, vulnerabilities, and strengths. I am no better than the next person. I am trying to figure this thing call life out; nevertheless, I am allowing God to use me to reach people others may judge. Business-wise I am learning by trial and error; something others may be afraid to say. Also, I was doing so many things years ago people for no cost that I can call for assistance, and without hesitation, they will help me. I have given more than I have taken, and that helps.
Was this process easy? Well, nothing in life worth having is easy. The only thing you can do is pray and trust God. I ask Him to lead me along the way every day. My path has been made clear this way.
I want the world to know that Alston Shropshire is all about healing and helping, if nothing more. If me looking at myself and showing my wounds will allow you to think about yours and talk to God about them, then I have done my part. It is up to God to do the rest. So, here are the things you have done:
looked at someone with non-judgment,
looked at yourself for improvement, and
looked to God for help
Help and healing that’s what I want to be known for, and that what you identify. Knowing who God, is a given.
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 I had a friend in town, breakfast would most likely be at Gocha’s Breakfast Bar or Highland Bakery for at least five days, and the other two I would cook. (Usually, I check out 2021 eats for dining) Lunch would be at places like Meko’s, Dave’s Cheesesteak, Tasty Meals on Wheels, Mr. Everything.
Dinner would be at home or Delfrisco’s, Stoney River, Bella’s, Juicy Crab, Old Lady Gang.
I would have some friends join us over the days that I cook for wine, movies, and game nights.
Kay’s Cafe on Wednesday would be suitable for a good poetry session.
Of course, you could never go wrong with Fellowship on a Saturday
I would see what events Mental Dialogue is having and check that out as well.
Must visit the Black History Museum for a bit of culture.
Going shopping would, of course, be the thing to do so, Rose Couture, Pink Sky Boutique, The boutique would be the go-to spots for something different. Special treatment with the ladies of Sassy Strut shoes for some shoe therapy would top it all off.
Going to church is on the list, even if it’s virtual.
I have never been the brunch planner, but I think this is a good week of events.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I could not give credit or recognize anyone without first giving it to God and soon following my family for being there throughout this process. I will be forever grateful to Brandon “Bigg B” Hickman of Coast 97 in Wilmington, NC, for being my first appearance anywhere. That was a huge opportunity that is unforgettable. My first appearance was a huge one. It’s not easy to get on the radio. Also, Sassy Struts Shoes owners (Nina L. and Robin O.) 2021eats (Katrina G.) S. H. E. (Suprena H.) they poured so much into me and my business in the very beginning. I had nothing together. They pushed and encouraged the encourager, so to speak. I cannot forget the owner of ISAFE Film (Joyce G.) for my film debut. I am not two years in, and things are moving fast. I am so thankful to God for it all. Being 46 years old with a pacemaker/defibrillator and still be alive with success is a blessing. A true blessing it is.
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