We had the good fortune of connecting with Aubrey Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aubrey, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I truly believe that opportunity and growth doesn’t happen without risk – but it must be a CALCULATED risk. Consider the action. Consider the consequences. What is the reward? Is it worth the risk? Does the action compromise my integrity? These are among the questions to ponder when contemplating a risk. Taking a sensible risk can open many doors for you on the other side. I’ve learned this in the personal and professional aspects of my life. In my early years, risk manifested fear within me; primarily from 2 elements: Change and Uncertainty. As I became older, I’ve learned to embrace risk, lean into it, and understand that I must stretch my abilities, and feel some degree of discomfort, in order to grow.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Just like anyone else who refines their art, I have a passion for expressing my creativity though it. I try very hard to build my content around how it impacts others. How does it make them feel? What value do they get from it? I make every effort to create my content in such a way that resonates with anyone who sees or listens to it. That’s how I craft my podcast – in such a way that makes it unique. One of my favorite things about the show is how it’s both introspective and retrospective, which is part of its beauty. Be it guest interviews or solo episodes, they each lend themselves to a deep observance within for awareness of self and reflection with the purpose of learning and growth.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Good question! Wow, where do I begin? There’s so many great places to check out in DFW. I would start with taking my best friend to Deep Ellum for the eclectic environment, great local live music, and unique dishes, then maybe check out a Rangers game, and have some smoked barbecue at Pecan Lodge. Then hop over to Six Flags to check out the roller coasters. A day or two later, take them to check out the stockyards in Fort Worth. We would top the whole trip off with food, drink, and music at Legacy Hall in Plano; and dinner at Del Frisco’s.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to thank my parents for setting the foundation of my path and journey, my overall family and friends for their never-ending support. I also want to thank the many amazing guests I was honored to have on my show; not only for sharing their own story and insights with my listeners, but also for the absolutely great work they do to uplift those struggling, and help improve their quality of life.