We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamell Bailey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tamell, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
To put it in the simplest terms. Living makes me happy. Thinking about the endless possibilities of the future, while appreciating the memories of the past and living within the present. My happiness didn’t develop overnight. Happiness is something I train every day for much like a bodybuilder must train his/her body every day. Happiness is my mental fitness program. My happiness training program primarily consists of choosing to pay attention and focus on positivity instead of negativity. Humans are creatures of habit and tend to mostly “see” what we are “looking for”. Therefore, I know that if I try my best to find the positive attributes out of even the most negative situations, then I am doing well on my mental fitness program. Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey. I learned long ago that the moment I stopped trying to depend on outside factors or achievements to make me become happy and instead appreciate the great and small things about living every day that I truly was already happy.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I wear many “hats” both personally and professionally. My primary hat is that of an Information Technology Specialist / Computer Technician. I am happy to say that I have a Master’s Degree in Information Technology along with various IT Certifications and have been employed in the IT field since 2003. I currently have my own IT business named Tamell’s Tech Support where we primarily offer remote helpdesk support and training. I try my best to offer exemplary customer service which is evident by my many 5 star reviews on my google website listing. In the entertainment world, I wear the hats of Spoken Rap Artist (Spoken Word blended with Hip-Hop). Audio Engineer, Audio Producer, Graphic Artist, Writer, and Manager. I am the co-creator of SMS Entertainment along with my partner Demarcus Wright. I also co-host an online show titled Wordplay Wednesday along with CW Comer aka ConQuer Jones. Most recently I have release a 15 track album titled “Never Quit On Your Dreams” which is available on all major streaming platforms.
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.
There are many great places to visit in my area, the CSRA (Central Savanah River Area). The first would have to be the Riverwalk downtown Augusta, GA, and the James Brown statue. Also, right across the bridge in North Augusta, SC you will find the Greenway nature trail which is great for walking or bike riding. North Augusta is also home to the Greenjackets baseball team at SRP Park. Aiken, SC has the historic train museum and Hopelands Gardens. All of these are great outside places to visit during the warm times of the year.
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?
This was a very easy choice to make. I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my mother, Johnnie-Mae Bailey who recently passed away due to heart complications. She had survived breast cancer and rare, life-saving heart surgery to implant an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) after being hospitalized for six months. She needed extensive care during her recovery after discharge from the hospital and I was her primary care-giver. She had a great family care team which consisted of my brother, Terrell Bailey, my cousin Natalie Smith and her husband DeQuawn Smith. During her recovery, I also released a song about her titled “Johnnie-Mae” which can now be streamed or purchased on all major digital music platforms. All profits from the song are set to be donated to the local chapter of the American Heart Association, hopefully in efforts to help people like her with heart issues. “I love you like no other, mother it’s easy to say. You’re a blessing from the Lord above, and you created me. You protected me from harm. When it was cold you kept me warm. Never neglected me so I’m, just saying THANKS, MOM!” I’m happy that I was able to give my mother her flowers while she was still living, and she always knew how much I appreciated her as a great mother and friend.
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