We had the good fortune of connecting with Dillon Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dillon, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
My favorite quote is by the late, great Kobe Bryant and he says, “Rest at the end, not the middle”. That is something that has stuck with me ever since I decided to start working for myself and made me completely dedicate myself to making sure that I was putting myself in the right direction to succeed. I think that it’s very beneficial to take breaks during your journey of course but what this quote is saying to me is that even though things may get hard and challenges come your way, you have to push through them no matter what. You can’t have a goal or a dream that you want to achieve so badly and only put in half the work to get to it. Once you’ve completed that task, once you’ve made it to where it is you want to be in your life, you can look back on everything that got you there and you can be even more proud of yourself and you’ll know how much had to be done in order to reach your success.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think what I’m most proud of is the fact that people from all over the world tune in to watch my Youtube channel to hear my thoughts on music. Whether they agree or disagree, it’s so much fun because music is a really big part of my life and to be able to listen to something for the very first time and share that with other people is an amazing experience. (sidenote: The Weeknd saw one of my videos and he’s my favorite artist of all time so honestly it can’t get any better than that.) The journey wasn’t easy and still isn’t but I have learned that you don’t have to constantly keep pushing yourself to be productive. It’s okay to take breaks, it’s okay to take time for yourself because self care is a beautiful thing and one of the most important things when it comes to working for yourself. If there is one thing that I want the world to know about me is that I am authentically myself 24/7 and I think that in life, we tend to put on masks to hide who we really are and I think by doing that, it only leads to more hurt. So basically, my brand, my story, who I am as Dillon Jackson, is telling you to Be Yourself because that is better than trying to be someone else.
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?
We’re in a pandemic right now so honestly I’d bring them back to the house, order food, watch anime, play some video games and watch basketball. If we weren’t though, I would take them to Naruto Ramen, or we’d go to Manhattan and shop or even just look around because it’s Manhattan
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I want to shoutout my parents because without them I wouldn’t be here and they give me the motivation and the support I need to keep going. I want to shoutout the app “Headspace” for teaching me how to meditate effectively every single day and keeping me grounded. I also want to shoutout my friend, Kenya Parks because it was through her that I was able to receive this amazing opportunity in the first place and I will always be grateful for having her in my life.