We had the good fortune of connecting with Gregory Blackshear and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gregory, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my success is my obsession with learning and being better than the day before. The key factor in growth is simply improving one day at a time and never being complacent with where you are, and that can be said with just about everything in life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My road was a bit bumpier than most. I started off with dreams of being an on-air talent/sports analyst for ESPN. Long story short, I ended up going to school in San Diego studying journalism, then one semester I had a class where we had to make news stories on iPads, and the rest is history.
It definitely wasn’t easy, especially being so far from any family or friends, but I wouldn’t do anything differently if I had the chance. I overcame my challenges by wanting to make my family proud and making a name for myself on the other side of the country.
I want the world to know that no matter where you are in life, everything can change in an instant and turn in a completely different direction. It’s up to you how you deal with that situation and where you decide which tunnel you come out of.
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’d take them to the aquarium, world of coke, a sports game, waffle house, of course, zaxbys, top golf, and Lenox.
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?
ThickFit The Brand is my shoutout. Founded by a pair of talented, strong women who deserve all the success in the world.
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