"I was working as a DJ for the past 15 years and it was all I knew. My passion and love was in it, but I came to the realization that it wasn't something I wanted to do anymore. To have no other outlet to go to and to give it up and live life as an entrepreneur was one of the most fearful. At the same time [I was] happy. It was like, every single type of emotion all at once."
HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO OVERCOME IT?
"I had to understand that I was capable and competent enough to overcome anything. As long as I put my mind to it. It was more of a self confidence thing or an understanding of myself, that I could do it.
ARE YOU GLAD THAT YOU MADE THAT CHANGE?
"Yeah. I've reconnected with a childhood dream of mine. I can see what it takes to make it. To do that is all that matters. It's my calling. When you're younger, you have this dream that you've always wanted to have, but then because of life, you get misaligned from it. But there comes a point in your life where you have to stop doing what you thought you liked, and try to go toward your happiness. Keep striving towards it and as long as you're doing what makes you happy, you get realigned and realize what you're truly passionate about. I found that and I know how to get to it. Nothing is going to stop me. Even though I'm living at home, not making any money. It's like someone coming up to you (and all you ever wanted to do was be an astronaut) and them saying "if you do all these things for the next year or two years...you have to stop working your current job, you have to live at home, you're not going to take any money in...you have to give up your social life...you have to give up all the things that you've known (to make this dream a reality)", would you do it? It's scary to give up all you've ever known, but to do something that makes you feel whole, complete as a person."
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