We had the good fortune of connecting with Chavez Pownell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chavez, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When I think of taking a risk I think of my younger self playing football. At times in a game you have to be poise and understand your opponent then at the right time you shoot your shot to make a play. After you shoot your shot you could be wrong or right but you narrow your chances of being wrong down by studying the opposition and putting yourself in the right position first.
Taking risk has been something I have become accustomed to throughout my life. In my younger days, I excelled at football at the defensive back position, unknowingly at the time, I have been taking risk since then. Choosing the schools I would attend for high school and college were both planned decisions that were also shooting a shot and taking a risk for a better life. Both contributing to who I am today.
Nowadays I see life from a different field and consider myself an entrepreneur. I’ve noticed many things in people that are rich, middle class and poor. My ideas and the courage to take risk comes from everything that I notice about myself and in the world around me.
The world and time isn’t stopping anytime soon from what I see, so stay In motion is what I tell myself.
So just like in football one bad play doesn’t shape how your whole game went. That’s just like life one bad move doesn’t mean your life is over, you shake it off and keep moving. Take risk and see where it lands you, if it goes the way you planned then you win, just don’t get complacent. If it doesn’t, you shake it off and keep moving plan and strategize for the next one you gone take. Best thing about it, next time you taking a risk with more experience.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Right now I am a personal trainer and run a clothing business. What sets me apart from others in any field that I choose to pursue is that I’m going to work hard. Hard work is what shapes me into who I am I take pride in working hard. Before it was physically working hard now I have switched to be more balanced. I try to work hard spiritually, physically, and mentally.
Life hasn’t been easy for me especially completely changing careers multiple times. The hardest parts for me is having a concrete idea of who i am. Still to this day I haven’t figured that all the way out but I do know I’m a God fearing man who is going to work for what he wants.
I think of life in the same way I use to think about football also though. When I played I could play any skill position on the field, I was a jack of all trades. I feel that I am the same way in life right now, any career I go to I will adjust and adapt and become exceptionally good at it.
What I want the world to know is that we’re all Earth Angels in some facet. We as people are unique we’re aware of our choices, decisions and outlook on life. You get to shape life however you would like. That’s what makes the world a special place. It’s full of different people, creativity, ideas, thought processes, and opinions.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Nowadays if I had a friend visit me, we would jump into everything possible if it’s a week long. We’d sight see the city, checking out all the buildings and businesses around Dallas. Hit up deep Ellum, Bishop arts district, Legacy food hall for food. Enjoy the nightlife at places like Theory, Stars and Spirits and also Deep Ellum. Head to Six Flags Or a football game out in Arlington things like that. Also just chill and get a workout or something just catch up on life. Those are all things that I would try to fit in the schedule.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family deserves a lot of recognition for who I am today. My Mom she’s like a super hero to me for how she finds a way to overcome anything and make a way. Step pops, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and even the friends I call brother. They all helped keep my visions clear and helped along the way showering me with love and support for anything I wanted to achieve. Also all of my coaches before college I appreciate them a lot, Coach Sailor, Coach Ray, Coach Midulla, Coach Earle and my Uncle Ralph & Mike. They were all father figures to me growing up and they probably don’t know it but I remember many of the things they taught me and think about them throughout life.
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