We had the good fortune of connecting with Terrance P.. Elmore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Terrance P.., how do you define success?
Success is completing what you started. It’s not about the materialistic things because those are easy to use as a muse. Almost every waking hour of the day we are being feed images of what success is supposed to look like. We’re able to pick from any blueprint that we chose to obtain the things we think make us feel successful, but what happens when we get every materialistic thing that we want and think we need? Are we still successful if we’re empty on the inside? Were the things we sacrificed, people we didn’t spend time with, or moments we passed on really worth it? Was putting down our dreams because they “weren’t a sure thing” worth it? Success to me is completing what you started and knowing that it’s always the beginning of something new. Success is realizing and acknowledging the important things around you without losing your true self. Success is changing people’s lives in such a way that you leave them better than you found them.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I decided to share my poetry for the first time, I was surprised at how well it was received. It’s one thing to like something you created but when other people love it, it gives you a whole new appreciation and respect for what you’re doing. I went from not many people knowing I write poetry to my poetry being available to the world to enjoy. I went from writing poetry in notebooks and scrap pieces of paper to publishing 2 books and working on a 3rd! I’m so used to supporting and promoting other people that doing the same for myself is still taking some getting used to. That’s why I’m so appreciative of opportunities like this. I’m on a journey to spread love, hope, and inspiration in a world that seems to be full of discouragement, hopelessness, and hate.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It would definitely be God. I owe it all to Him. From the gifts and talents that I’m blessed with to the recognition that it brings. I know that I wouldn’t be able to do this on my own and because of that It’s my responsibility not to waste my gifts and talents. Next comes my family. My grandparents were pillars of the community so helping others is in my blood. My parents have always supported me in all of my dreams and aspirations. My wife is my biggest supporter. If it wasn’t for her motivating me to finish a poem that I’d been working on for months, who knows if and I would have written my first book.
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