We had the good fortune of connecting with Edgar Evans Jr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Edgar, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is at the very core of being an entrepreneur. In America if you aren’t born into money, or very intelligent in certain fields, the only way to change your financial status exponentially is by being an entrepreneur. When I think of risk the 1st thing I consider is how much can I do on my own and then how much help I will need. A person can only do so much themselves and I think it is important to minimize risk with help as best you can. The best way to go about this is to do your due diligence and get as much accomplished on your own before you ask for help. Most investors not only invest in a product or service but more importantly they invest in the person behind that product or service. Lastly, I always look at risk this way in life, when I grow old I don’t want to have any regrets. I may fail but I will never think what if.
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.
I am very fortunate to have created a golf instructional book as well as golf television content for the world to digest and enjoy. My golf instructional book, “Flawless” came about from a 5 year plan that I made and a cold winter where I had the time needed to author a book. From the overwhelming success of the book I was able to fund shooting a pilot episode of a golf television show entitled, “Saturday Foursome.” The show consist of myself playing golf with 3 celebrity guest, and as host I navigate the conversations. The program highlights the laughs, camaraderie, and serious conversations that happen when you play golf with friends. There have been so many challenges with making a television production. From deadlines, managing people, and trying to deliver the best product possible it has been tuff. No matter the difficulties I always stayed focused on the end result. The thing is there’s no way to learn how to do something that’s never been done than to do it and learn everyday. Experience is something that you gain over time thru trial and error. Anyone that starts a new company, venture, or project will say the same. Working hard, treating people with respect, and never settling have been my keys to success thus far. A lot of people praise what I have done so far but honestly I am just getting started. I can’t wait for everyone to see what I will be doing next!
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 love a rooftop experience in the summer as well as some great eats. If I am in Buckhead with friends I like to start the evening off with some great food so supper at Hal’s Steakhouse is a must. Afterwards, I enjoy heading to two of my favorite rooftop settings. First the rooftop at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel and then the rooftop at American Cut. For the second night I would keep it fun and hit up Westside Provisions. I enjoy Little Trouble for some small bites, Jenni’s Ice Cream after, and then Putt Shack to have a good time. Lastly, before my friends leave town they have to try The Breakfast Boys, Local Green Atlanta, and or Pascals.
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?
Southern University A&M College made me the man I am today. The brilliant minds, the amazing people, and unforgettable environment changed my life. I wouldn’t be able to change the world if Southern University never changed me.
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