We had the good fortune of connecting with Renata Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Renata, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor is that I started. Many people have potential and a lot are amazingly talented. However, for whatever reason they live their lives waiting for the right circumstances to start their business or pursue their aspirations. My best advice is to go flat out after your dreams. People look at my platforms and say how did you accomplish this; I simply used my skill sets and strategically implemented my plans and learned and continue to learn along the way. This is not to negate the importance of preparations. Ready, set and GO!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My platforms are not unlike Voyage. Our goal is to give voice and provide platforms that showcase excellence. We do that in four parts, Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Motivation, Authors and Streaming. What sets us apart is that we take a multi-discipline approach as well as silo each division into its own lane. I am most proud that our Arts & Entertainment publication has featured legendary actors and current television stars. We’ve been fortunate enough to cover major red carpets. A good friend of mind that is a Peabody Award and co-creator of a show that was aired on HBO taught me to position and leverage your relationships. Let the first thing open the door for the next. Being an entrepreneur is never easy, but it can be truly rewarding and joyful. The biggest lesson I have learned is to allow yourself those down times. Often it is in those moments where you have your superlative aha moments.
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?
Well, in this current pandemic…I would take them of virtual tour of Atlanta. Metro Atlanta has something for everybody.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Wow, my 5th grade teacher Miss Caress recognized me as a gifted student. She exposed me and a group of fellow students to high school classes and college programs in elementary. Going to school was a given. My artistic side was fueled by my love for poetry. I was reading Langston Hughes at 8-years old and Edgar Allen Poe in the 9th grade. So many have encouraged and supported my journey. I wouldn’t want to get into listing their names, because I would surely leave someone out.
Other: www.dreamspiretv.com www.em-spire.com www.dreamspirebooks.com
Photographer Jakeem Smith, Make-up Lester Bailey Jr. Picture seated at desk Greg Giles, photographer