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

Hi Savvy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
The way I think about risk is for sure a 360 from what it used to be for me and how I approached it. Today, I see risk as an opportunity, a way to get to where you want to be. There’s a risk in just about everything, so within that, I choose to keep a positive outlook on the situation. Aware of the fact any risk could go different, when that happens a lesson is learned instead of seeing it as bad or it went wrong. Being aware of certain risks to take is important to me as well because every risk isn’t worth taking. Since following this path, risk taking has been the number one role in my life and career! It all started with me building the confidence to believe in myself, actually start my career, and continue to consistently invest in it. Not the easiest task to come by when you’re your own main source of support mostly, but that’s where the risk circles back and you figure out your direction. Most of the time when I take a risk, at some point, I get a great outcome from it.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others is my style and direction with what I do. More of an orthodox approach is what I prefer, but not to a point to where it’ll turn you away. This is also what I’m most proud of and excited about, my style development. I feel I’m on a wave that’s unheard of and I’m starting to see the proof in different aspects. Not an inch of easy did it come. Dedication is one of the keys I needed to equip in order for me to have gotten to where I am today. I had to have blinders, tunnel vision, for the most part to overcome my challenges. Seeking out the negativity and dealing with what life brings in general all in a pot. I had to conquer it. I had to conquer it mentally first, then I could do it physically. The list could go on, but the main lessons going to say I’ve learned is to be yourself, have patience, everyone’s not going to like your work, and be open to listen to others. I want the world to know it’s still organic creators on the globe that love to create for the simple fact of the creation itself. None to less, it doesn’t matter where you come from. There’s a handful of examples, but I will be one of those examples out of the handful given living proof.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
To be honest I don’t go out that much. Most of the time I’m locked in or doing some outside work to contribute towards what i have going on. That’s not me saying I don’t take time to enjoy life, balance is key. I’m from Shelby, Nc, and it’s not much to do there in my opinion, but in Charlotte, Nc, and surrounding areas there’s a variety of places to explore, shop, dine, theatres, bike, hotels for close by events, you name it.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to the Most High, my family, the camps I create with, advice from those who aren’t as involved, and all who’s continuing to watch and listen to my content! I’m more than thankful for these people, this journey, and it’s opportunities!

Website: https://linktr.ee/SavvyMelado

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Savvymelado

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Image Credits
Credits: Malcom Peeler, Henry Gilmore III

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