We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eric, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
A few habits that help me have success is having a strategic plan to reach my goals along with having realistic goals as well. It’s all about consistency. It’s a great thing to start but you have to finish! So having a strong work ethic & perseverance was important to my success as well.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When it comes to writing I think I set my self apart from other writers with my poetic style I have my own form of poetry Called “Street poetry” I write about real dark and gritty topics. I understand and relate to low income African-American culture so it’s been my biggest influence to write about it.
As for modeling I think my style is different I think the way I dress speaks for itself. it’s different but you can tell there was effort put into every piece of clothing, my style is urban clothes A lot of ripped jeans & slim fitting shirts.
As of now I’m currently working on a second book, but my biggest accomplishment so far will be the release of my first one it has a good amount of reviews on Amazon and I was happy with the sales.
Getting here today was not easy there were a lot of delays with left me with frustration at some point but I realized I was so close and that this is what I truly wanted. If I’ve learned any lessons along the way I would just say keep pushing and do a little bit each day. As long as you make progress you will always reach your goal. I soon plan on mixing my passion for writing with my passion for modeling into one platform.
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?
The first thing we would do is grab food from any of the restaurants downtown (you can’t go wrong). Along with being downtown many of the cities tourist sites and attractions would be on the way. Next we would probably head to South street to do some shopping. After that for a more sit down experience we would head To Xfinity which is my favorite sports bar in the city.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would say the people that were the most detrimental to my success would be my two siblings and mother. Since I’ve been born they all laid the foundation of hard work. They have always supported my dreams and given me good advice along the way. I was always told that if you work hard enough you can have anything you dream of. My brother, sister, and mother also help me market my product and success as well.
Other: Model Portfolio: http://ericjonesmodeling.com/
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