We had the good fortune of connecting with Rashawn Prince and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rashawn, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Resilience and consistency. The willingness to not give up on myself and stay committed to the goal of the brand really made a lot of days tolerable. Using all the negative energy making it positive, being able to control your energy and articulating yourself is one of the most powerful tools as a human. Being able to walk away with your head held high and a smile on your face after disappointment is key for anyone just starting on a business.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As of now I’m still an employed as a bartender in Atlanta but, Working in the community I get to meet a lot of people whom I’ve be able to connect with and do various of events for. I’m mostly excited about the annual contracts and connections I’ve been able to maintain because of my level of professionalism and care of the craft. Getting here was not easy, I moved to Atlanta with an associate degree from my hometown Albany Ga. I transferred to Kennesaw State in 2017 with basically a dollar and dream. I overcame a lot of challenges with positive affirmations daily. I had been through so much in my hometown I decided it was time for me to be more positive. Coming from a marginalized community and being incarcerated for two years has nothing to do with my future. I learned the better my attitude was about life the better my altitude would be. I want the world to know I’ve been to the bottom, I had charges on my record, and I’ve been told no a-lot 9f times. You have to keep going us the pain as motivation and always smile. My business started after being told mobile bartending would not work for me. People told me that I’ll be best I get a job, now I average three to four private bartending events a month.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love the outdoors so we would definitely hit Stone Mountain for a walk up the mountains for the view. Waterfall in Roswell would have to be one of my favorite meditation spots. Also if my friend is here for a week we’re definitely hitting up the gym, I have a membership with the planet fitness in my living area Mableton Ga. I would take them to my favorite lunch spot at bowl lab, the variety of food choices in Atlanta I love trying new places. I’m not really big on going to the club but I know a lot of promoters in the city so we’d likely hit buckhead up and make our rounds.

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?
There are so many people, but their are a few like Mr.Leon Williams who promotes my brand just like I do Rich On Purpose. My mentor Professor Bullard of kennesaw state university, he encourages me to never give up on myself. Also Squad Inc of Atlanta Ga a wonderful non-profit that I’ve had the privilege to connect with the CEO and do volunteer work for. Those connections have made an easier path for me and for my business. Lastly Last call bartending service, they saw my potential and are currently congratulating me, the owner Jamir always calls my phone letting me know I’m the author of my own destiny while sending potential clients my way

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