We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Boone and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
The most important lesson for me is that nobody is going to build your dreams for you. There’s no degree, no job, no teacher/coach/boss that’s going to make your dreams come true. There’s a stigma in our generation that all you have to do is graduate college, get a job, and everything will be just fine, and that’s simply not true. Of course, all of those things can help but it comes down to planning and execution. I’m no longer looking to depend on anyone else but myself to make my dreams come true.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m the co-owner of Build Your Own Dreams (BYOD), a Creative Marketing Agency that also serves as an Independent Record Label. It’s our mission to equip creatives with the tools they need to build their own dreams. We are passionate about equipping creatives with the knowledge and resources to leverage their careers beyond the music and entertainment industry. We’re taking the experiences and lessons that we have learned and turning our dreams into reality, not only for ourselves but for the brands that hire us as well.
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 my BYOD team: Erinn Knight, CW Allen, Matt St Fleur, Tia Cooper, and Ronye Brown. They are all so encouraging and inspire me to keep going each and every day. That quote that states “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” couldn’t be truer.
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