“The most important question anyone can ask themselves is ‘what is my purpose?’,” said Vinson. “Because that question can lead us out of suffering and into a lifetime of discovering what God has planned for us. More often than not, that path starts with adversity and pain. This has never been more-clear than right now, with sickness and death all around us. But God always has a purpose for our pain. And life’s adversity has a way of leading us toward a higher goal.”
Jay Vinson is an Author, Certified Transformational Youth Life Coach for men, empowerment speaker, faith based leader, and business owner from Montgomery, Alabama. After the back to back loss of his uncle and grandmother in the spring of 2012, Jay dove into self-discovery and healing practices by reigniting his passion by working in the sports production industry and coaching the youth. Jay uses his gifts to continue to inspire and empower the youth as well as young men through social media and in the classroom. Jay currently resides in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area where he is an educator and is in the process of implementing his coaching program within the local schools.
He is the author of Pain to Purpose and his latest book Stepping Into Greatness From Pain to Purpose & Promise. Today we speak to him about his latest written book and how his business has been prospering during this global pandemic.
Tell us about your new book Stepping Into Greatness
“Stepping Into Greatness: From Pain to Purpose & Promise” blends from my personal and moving life story into a series of profound meditations that help guide readers to discover God’s purpose for their lives. Warm, friendly and conversational, this book is for everyone from all walks of life as this is a daily devotional filled with powerful affirmations after each devotion. This book is intended for a wide audience: teenagers and adults, the faithful, and those who are still questioning.
Greatness doesn’t happen overnight, but it requires a lot of perseverance, sacrifice, being able to get through the pain then figuring out what your God given purpose may be on this earth. But, I discovered so many times people let the weight of the world, their hectic schedule, the demands on their jobs, their life, overwhelm them. Along the way, they get stuck in a routine. It might even be a comfortable routine. But deep down, inside their soul, they know they were meant for more and were made for more! Stepping Into Greatness is available everywhere books are sold.
Tell us about your experience in 2020 and how the pandemic affected you?
It has been disastrous, but at the same time I have grown so much personally and business wise. There have been inspirational moments and moments of sadness. Some days I wake up ready to attack each day on purpose, and some days I wish I could talk to my relatives one more time whom I lost due to COVID and a few years ago. .
At the same time I felt compelled to launch my business before the pandemic in 2020. I had no idea that our country would be hit by a pandemic that we are still faced with today of COVID19. So, I had to pivot and change my entire plans with my entire business. With me being a more hands on type of person, I had to learn how to pivot part of my business to the online platform. But, the good part is that I had a few business owners who coached me through the process with how to start part of my business online.
Which project are you working on nowadays as you are a leader,author and youth transformational life coach?
I am currently working on launching my youth coaching academy for boys within the local school system here in the metro Atlanta area and abroad As being a full time educator I am seeing first hand that a lot of students are losing hope, stressed out, don’t know what their purpose is for life, and are not engaging in school due to the pandemic that our nation is currently faced with.
The grade level I plan on having my coaching academy for is middle school and high school. Although, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and most parents may not feel comfortable with their child being in school face to face, I have another option for them. I plan on hosting one-on-one coaching sessions for those individuals virtually through the zoom platform. In order for our young men to see greatness they have to know what it takes to step into greatness. So that’s why I shifted my coaching plans for 2021 from health and wellness to coaching our young men.
Also, on February 3rd my ministry Jay Vinson Ministries Inc. will be launching our new Broadcast Television Show worldwide entitled Stepping Into Greatness with Jay Vinson. It will be an inspirational television show which will feature several guests frequently as well as biblical teaching messages that will ignite your faith in God. It will be aired every Wednesday at 9am EST Live on Roku TV by Preach The Word Network TV.
What are your goals and ambitions for 2021?
My goals and ambitions for 2021 is to become the best youth transformational coach with our young men locally and globally by giving them the tools they need to get unlocked and become great at everything they want to do in life.
Even with my broadcast television show I want to continue to utilize my platform but in a more global way to touch those individuals who may think about giving up on life due to the pandemic or personal things that may be battling alone.
How do you see the future of American Youth in upcoming years?
I see the future of American Youth in upcoming years prospering and taking our nation by storm, because a lot of american youth have more resources nowadays than I did when I was growing up. I am seeing more american youth at the age of 11 who are entrepreneurs/business owners, so the american youth is definitely trending in the right direction.
But, for those american youth who just don’t know what their long term purpose may be, I would say they need to first start with what exactly they love to do. After they figure that out then they will need to connect with individuals who have been where they are trying to go in life.
What is the most important moment for any Young Person in their life?
I would say just be true to who you are, and live out your true purpose on this earth every single day. Also, do not get caught up into comparing your life based on someone else with how they may live. Another key element that every young person must learn is to enjoy their youth to the fullest every single day, because when they get older it will be some days that they may wish they were young again.
Also, I would say to any young person strategize and plan ahead with what you want to do in life. While you are doing that, continue to stay in school and graduate high school, and then continue living out your true purpose. Even if you want to be the first in your family by attending college and graduating from a four year university I highly recommend that you do that. But, whatever you want to do in life you can do it just continue to stay focused on your calling and purpose in life every single day.
How social media helped you gain popularity?
Social media has really played a huge factor in me gaining popularity during COVID. I’m usually more of a hands on person, but ever since COVID hit our nation in 2020 I began to use social media more than I ever had in the past. That’s when I began to connect with people not just locally where I reside and my hometown, but worldwide. I even connected with quite a bit of individuals through instagram who resides in Africa, Nigeria and the Bahamas. We have really built a solid friendship and have stayed in contact since the pandemic started.
Even with me being a business owner, youth life coach, author, empowerment speaker, and faith based leader I have really grown my tribe nationally. I would’ve never imagined that would have transpired years ago when I first began to use social media. I remember that God had given me a vision to start an Instagram podcast back during the spring when COVID had shifted my job to work remotely from home. But, I had no idea how I was going to do it until I called my best friend and told him about the vision then we began to brainstorm together about ways of being creative. Until, we both agreed to just talk about real life issues, spirituality, and current events as I was the host and he was the Co Host. Little did I know just by hosting that podcast it would touch plenty of viewers’ lives who tuned in weekly. That’s when I began to fall in love and became more comfortable going live through the social media platforms. It opened doors for me that I never thought were possible, and that’s when I began to connect with more influential people within my industry and niche. So, using social media is definitely a powerful tool to grow your business.
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Creations that will last for ages: Skii Mask Lux XO faces his challenges
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, with Atlanta as his second home, Skii Mask Lux XO is no stranger to struggles. Life was never easy for this artist, he found music as a way to express his feelings and tell the story of his hardship in the streets. His musical journey started back when he was 14, where he fell in love with the art of rapping. He used to jam with his friends back in high school and then people would join in, Skii Mask Lux XO shares one of his most vivid memories:
“It was so much fun because a lot of people started hearing it from my project window, I was on the 5th floor so you can definitely hear it and people started to come up and be like “yo I wanna do a track too”. Everybody used to come in there and spit a freestyle.”
He loved the people, he loved the feeling, and most importantly, he loved the art, which led him to pursue a serious career as a rapper
Creations for generations
Skii Mask Lux XO is an artist like no other, he makes music with incredible artistry, writing lyrics that will resonate with generations to come. His skillfulness in delivering bars that give the audience a sensory experience to remember forever.
His latest song talks about a natural high where there is no need for drugs or anything else, except for the music being served by none other than Skii Mask Lux XO. He proudly shares the story behind it:
“The story behind my latest song Wiz Khalifa High is basically a song where you don’t have to be high to feel this type of vibe. But don’t get me wrong it can help as well but. It’s a fun, melodic feeling. It can definitely put you in a zone.”
With works of art like his latest song, you just have to wonder how he does it. Skii Mask Lux XO lets us have a peek at his creative process as he reveals his personal principle when making new material:
“When I hear a beat and if I don’t feel like feeling it in my heart to rap to it, then I won’t rap to it. Now when I do get one of those beats that I can feel, then I can start writing whatever it needs to be . Whether it’s a club vibe, a serious vibe, or a drill vibe”
Whenever he feels burnt out, Skii Mask Lux XO`s solution is to just stop and take a break, even sneak in a couple of Zs, but when things get really bad, he goes to Atlanta and chills with his family for a while to refresh his mind.
Skii Mask Lux XO considers toxic people as the greatest challenge in his career so far. It is a bummer when people you see as friends are actually not once you turn your back, it can affect you especially when feelings and emotions are an essential part of your craft. He shares his thoughts on this:
“Not everyone is genuine as you may think they are. I had gone through a trial of people that didn’t really have my best interest, or they didn’t believe in themselves and tried to bring me down with them. I made sure I disconnect from them. Because it hinders my creative process.”
He sees this challenge as a hurdle for his career so he solved it by just being himself and proving that he can carry his own weight as an artist, and showing that he does not need anyone else to succeed in making music that moves crowds. Skii Mask Lux XO faced his greatest challenge as a musician head-on, focusing on his passion with an immovable will and incredible skills.
Skii Mask Lux XO has faced a ton of struggle, no obstacle will be too hard for him as he pursues his passion for creating music that will continue to make waves for generations to come. He is a musician, a creator, a writer, a man who has seen the world`s harsh reality and is now living to speak about it one song at a time.
Music inspires both the creator and the audience, try giving it a shot. Know more about Skii Mask Lux XO through his instagram.
Meet Upcoming Nashville, TN Artist “Trap Qweezy”
Trap Qweezy is a female upcoming artist based out of Nashville, TN. Her unique sound & will to put herself in front of a crowd will get her very far in the music game. We got to connect with Trap Qweezy & ask her a few questions.
What Caused You To Start Taking Music Serious?
“I have always loved music since I was a child, but I decided to take music seriously in 2016 after having my first and only daughter.”
If you were to choose 3 major artists to collaborate with who would it be & why?
“It would have to be Chris Brown, Lil Durk and Kevin Gates only because they are 3 of my top 5 artists of all time”
Describe Your Sound
“I believe my sound is a mixture of Trap music and Soul , I make music that you can feel ..”
Where Do You See Yourself In The Next 5 Years
“In the next 5 years I should be collecting Grammys and BET Awards , I will be one of the greatest artists of all time.”
What Are Some Things You Have Coming Up In The Near Future?
“I recently dropped my first mixtape “TRAP Baby ” on all platforms, I also have a lot of visuals , and performances on the way. Be on the lookout and stream my recent single “Trap Luv” , Also out on all platforms.
If you want to keep up with Trap Qweezy in the near future be sure to check out her music links & follow her Instagram all linked below.
Upcoming Artist “Bran Dolla” Could be the next big thing out of Memphis, TN
22 year old East Memphis rap artist Brandon Young known as “Bran Dolla” has been making a lot of noise these past few months. His way of versatility & energetic performance style is something that makes him stand out from others. We got to connect with “Bran Dolla” & ask him a few questions.
What made you start doing music?
“Everything I’ve been through growing up , especially growing up in a city like memphis it’s a lot of hardship. I went through a lot growing up. Mother having me at 18 , father walking out my life. Having close friends losing their life before they got to see 20. Music always helped cope with all the pain. Real Red the producer , my cousin , influenced me , we always had long conversations about everything we both were going through growing up & the present. So once he first started making beats , he sent me a mp3 file. I made a lil verse in 3 minutes & started writing then. Once we both saw potential I started booking studio sessions back in 2017. I just now started releasing music a couple months ago.”
Describe your sound
“My sound is authentic , everything in my songs is everything i’ve been through & everything i’ve experienced in my life , whether it’s about struggle , relationships , it’s all authentic you’ll find a way to relate in all my songs I bet you that, I’m the most versatile.”
Who’s another Memphis Artist you look up to & why?
“Another artist from the city I look up to is Kevo Muney the baby goat. Dude’s music is heartfelt and his versatility is crazy. That’s one artist from memphis I believe if we work it’ll go stupid. Last but not least is Producer Real Red not because we related just because I then saw him come from nothing, the sky’s the limit with him, I love dude.”
In 5 years where do you see your brand?
“In 5 Years , I see Brandolla being one of the hardest Memphis artists with a different sound. Hard2Kill “ H2K” is my team brand. In 5 years everybody gone feel us & I say that in the most humblest way”
What can we expect for the future from you?
“In the future they can expect different Ep’s , Ep’s after Ep’s , some of the hardest Visuals. just stay tuned in with Dolla Music”
Be Sure to stay tuned in with Bran Dolla by checking out his music links & follow his instagram all linked below.
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