We had the good fortune of connecting with Deshonte Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Deshonte, what role has risk played in your life or career?
For me, risk taking is everything. Why? because taking risk allowed me to recognize my potential. Being content and settling for the norm or the average scenario was not enough for me. I had to see what was on the other side. I had to believe in myself and I had to become fearless. When I made the decision to become self sufficient and start my own business as a entrepreneur, i had no idea what i was doing. It took a lot of prep talks to my self and a lot of thinking and rethinking. But at some point,I had to make a move. I had to challenge my self on rather or not I really believed I could do it. Quitting a 9-5 that was completely draining me to follow my dreams was not the easiest thing to do, but i did it and I’m still doing it today. Moral of the story, don’t let anything or anyone hold you back from doing what you already know you can do. The question was not rather I could start a business, it is the ability to keep going no matter what. It is the ability to understand that you never stop learning and that there is always and forever a new opportunity each day to learn something new. Throughout my journey, people told me I was making a mistake, people told me that working for someone else was the safest option for me. If i would not have took the risk and followed my own intuition, I would have never known all the amazing things I was capable of today.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art work is inspired by my people, my community, and our history. All of my paintings will reflect the greatness of my people. The purpose is to remind others of the originality and the greatness of were we come from. Its more like conscious art to say the least. I also create handmade jewelry under my business name, Bronze Visionary. Bronze Visionary is centered around creativity, uniqueness and positivity. As a creator, I put my effort into providing handmade jewelry, artwork and accessories that bring out the inner beauty within you. My goal is to always provide artwork that speaks from the soul. Everything that Bronze Visionary provides, has meaning and value. I work with raw crystals, copper,brass stone beads and anything else that is associated with nature. The purpose of this is to show the value of nature being the biggest and most beautiful creation of all.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my loved ones and close friends for all of the support shown to me on my journey. I would also like to shoutout the new friends and supporters I’ve gained thorough my experience as a entrepreneur. I have learned that being willing to connect and network with others can potentially create amazing relationships.

Website: www.bronzevisionary.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bronze_visionary/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deshonte.jackson/

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