In this episode, Gene and Sherard explore the world of entrepreneurship and personal development. They discuss the importance of being self-aware and taking responsibility for the impact of one’s actions on loved ones. Sherard shares his personal experiences, from his DJing and production days to his current venture in video production, and the future of the industry. The conversation covers various topics, including confronting relationship issues and the dangers of critique. They also touch on the significance of experience and expertise in different fields and the value of minimalism in product design. Listen in for insights and advice on balancing work and personal life and creating a world for others to take care of themselves when running a business.
Gene and Sherard delve into the world of entrepreneurship and personal development. They discuss the importance of being self-aware and taking responsibility for the impact of one’s actions on others, especially loved ones. Sherard, shares personal experiences from his journey as a DJ and producer, as well as his transition into video production and the future of the industry.
Throughout the conversation, we touch on various topics, including the significance of confronting issues in relationships and the tendency to avoid confrontation. Sherard emphasizes the importance of not defining oneself solely by one’s business or work, while also taking the business personally and working on it objectively. We discuss the dangers of critique, particularly for young business owners and students, and how it can affect their growth.
We also get into the importance of experience and expertise in different fields, as well as the value of minimalism in product design and the importance of telling one’s story. We share insights and advice for entrepreneurs on how to balance work and personal life, build healthy relationships, and create a world for others to take care of themselves when running a business.
Sherard speaks about his personal journey with his brand and identity, separating himself from his popular persona, “Shekeese,” to pursue a career in filmmaking and business. He also talks about the challenges he’s faced over time within his business and relastionships.
Join us for this insightful and thought-provoking conversation on personal growth, entrepreneurship, and the power of taking care of others.
Sherard “Shekeese” Duvall
Sherard “Shekeese” Duvall is a film and messaging professional from Columbia, S.C. He specializes in visual storytelling, film education, media diversity strategy, and is an advocate of Hip-Hop culture. An accomplished producer of commercial and documentary projects for VH1, Oxygen, and more – he is a 2022 SC Arts Commission Fellow, 2021 Liberty Fellow, a 2016 Riley Fellow, and one of the founders of Columbia’s Hip-Hop Family Day: Love Peace & Hip-Hop. A 2001 University of South Carolina graduate, he is a product of Richland District One schools. Sherard is the Founder and Executive Producer at OTR Media Group, and the proud dad of his son, Cairo.
Please support our sponsors: