We had the good fortune of connecting with Maeson Green and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maeson, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk-taking is 100% required when trying to achieve success in any industry. Reason being because we are going to have to do things that we feel we aren’t capable or influential enough to do. But the truth is those things are major keys when trying to achieve success. You must step out of your comfort zone and bet on yourself to take your situation or vision to the next level…. That’s what I did.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Entrepreneur and Grinder. IVE ALWAYS JUST BEEN A GO GETTER
When I was younger and in school. I used to want extras, they were an additional charge and my dad said he wasn’t giving me more money. So what I started doing since the 2 pairs of shoes I had were always clean was started restoring and cleaning friends sneakers on my football team. This quickly became a trend around the school and I was charging $5 at the time, a lot of times people would duck out and not pay me.. that’s alright tho that’s life. Fast forward a few years I started working at this skating rink during the off-season of football. My job was to sit in the DJ booth and make sure clean music was playing and everyone was skating counter clockwise. From that point on I became a DJ. I already played multiple instruments at the time just having a passion for music. So I picked it up, grabbed a small deck, then got to work.
Party here party there… if I talked about that it would be a book, I am where I am now as a DJ and Radio Host & I’m blessed🙏🏾
In college at Youngstown State University I met the owners of LOUD102.3 who offered me a job after a short “unofficial internship” (just consistently being at the right places at the right time). I host the Pregame show on Saturdays from 4pm-8pm.
So Covid hits.. the clubs shut down, my mom passes away. I’m in a tough spot April 2020. The consistent weekend income I had coming in to fund my dreams on the side was cut, my mother died in the hospital not from Covid, but due to Covid nobody could be in the room with her when she passed. I took a mental hit here but I stayed prayed up.
After picking up my sneaker restoring and resell business while everything was closed, July 2020 I was able to open my first store in Youngstown Ohio. Just 3 months after my mom passed away.
I miss my mom everyday but I also thank God she’s no longer in pain. I feel like God took her from me to give me the drive I have now to be where I am today. I wasn’t waking up at 4am-5am to workout and read a book, now I do. My life has changed and everything she has taught me has really come to light.
I always say I have the best team in the world without them I wouldn’t be able to be a DJ, Radio Host, Shoe Store Owner, and Financial Advisor.
Yes I’m in financial services, I help protect peoples assets with a variety of products and we help families accumulate generational wealth. My mom always said I better get a degree and use it for something. Shoutout my team for working hard too, we’re growing fast and changing life’s… if you need an opportunity, reach out.
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.
Breakfast: Bistro downtown for some mimosas and great food Then we gotta have a photoshoot downtown Youngstown, lots of historic things down here l
Lunch: So many places
Dinner: if you’re from out of town it has to be the Avalon or the Chophouse. It doesn’t get better than that. The resort is beautiful with a pool, gym, hotel, cigar bar, inside and outside executive dining it’s perfect.
When you’re shopping you have to hit some local spots like Relaced 330 where you can get some hot sneakers or a VLone or Supreme Tee. Or if You’re into vintage you can hit my guys Vintageof330 where they have crazy antique vintage. They go all out.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
“Shoutout my mother Bridgette Freeman Green, one of the biggest Woman bosses the world has ever seen. We lost her April 2nd 2020, fast forward 2022, Mama… the whole family getting money.”
The one who taught me everything I know about business. My dad taught me everything I need to know about fending for myself, being a man, and how to treat a woman. I’m blessed to have great parents. .
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