We had the good fortune of connecting with Bruselin Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bruselin, what inspires you?
“Tell me I ‘cannot’ do, be or have something – and that is the surest way to inspire me into action,”. What inspires me is simply when the ‘impossible becomes possible’ – to tackle a problem and never give up, no matter how challenging.” My professional inspiration has no separation from my personal inspiration: it is people who will stop at nothing to make a positive difference to other people’s lives. I am fortunate to come across quite a few of these game-changing people, and the desire to help (and keep up with them!) is what drives me. If you are creative, then inspiration can come from anywhere. Creators are never fully satisfied. They can always be better. They are determined to change the game for good. Inspiration comes in many forms, whether it’s important people in your life, such as career mentors and influential family members, or perhaps it’s the thrill of being a part of an organization that is building something you are passionate about. Here are a few of my lessons that sum this up: Save for the future; work hard; take measured risks in your career; enjoy life; help others less advantaged; survive any change; and question authority.
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.
Being an entrepreneur gives you the opportunity to take a calculated risk on a passion. As you overcome the adversity in your business, it leads to personal growth as well. Being an entrepreneur is awesome for a lot of reasons, but I think the most important and overlooked reason is that it forces a person to develop parts of their personality that make them more well-rounded and a better person. You literally own your destiny. I stated B’sWaxx a year ago. It was just a thought that I made into reality. The best part of being an entrepreneur is the ability to create something from nothing. B’sWaxx is my passion. I love everything about the process of growing my company. There’s so much more to come. I’m enjoying the ride!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Downtown Atlanta is home to a host of densely packed attractions — the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame and more. But the city’s real flavor comes from its neighborhoods, and any visit to Atlanta should skew heavy on food and beverage outings. One of Atlanta’s most interesting and storied spots, Historic Oakland Cemetery (248 Oakland Ave) opened in 1850, making it the city’s oldest public park. The graves serve as resting places and reminders of Atlanta’s layered history. Jewish, Confederate and African American grounds are all part of its 48 acres. Mayors, former slaves, athletes and authors are all buried here. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birth Home (501 Auburn Ave) is located about a mile from downtown. The National Park Service offers ranger-led tours that are first-come, first-served and limited to 15 people. Getting to the visitor center early in the morning to sign up is key. The visitor center is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park (450 Auburn Ave), which is located in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father served as pastors, is also nearby. A block south of the MLK birth home, Atlanta’s young (and youngish) gather along Edgewood Avenue. About a mile and half north, Ponce City Market is a beacon of adaptive-reuse development and premium dining and retail. Casual chef-driven eateries — fish shack, burger joint, fried chicken, tacos, ramen, doughnuts — dominate the market’s Food Hall, located in the rehabbed 1920s Sears, Roebuck & Co. warehouse. Ponce City Market sits along the Atlanta BeltLine, a 22-mile urban trail that, when finished, will connect 45 intown neighborhoods. This stretch, the Eastside Trail, is the place to people watch and get a sense of Atlanta’s rapid redevelopment.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Many people, place’s and things have inspired me to be who I am today and who I am also becoming. First and foremost I would like to thank god for everything, my guiding light and protector. He is my true inspiration! And I would like to give a special shoutout to: Quashawn, Jay King, Gina, Porsche, Akia, Kati, Auntie Grace, Lola, My Dad, My Mom, Vanessa, Tangela, Chris, Sierra, Laneka, Victoria, Ericka, Adam, Lil Jeff, Aunt Gina. That’s just to name a few of my family, best friends, friends, and colleagues. Thank you all for inspiring me.
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