We had the good fortune of connecting with Demetrius Glover and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Demetrius, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks is the sweetest part of life! In 2019, I was 5 years into my sales career working standard hours that I dreaded daily. I felt stuck every morning I would wake up. I knew there was more to life because I had started my first business by the age of 8 years old and had also been apart of and created my own startups along the way. I knew it was time to go full-time on my dream of bringing wellness that’s fun, accessible, and effective for employees to life. It was a resource that I’d wished I’d had having worked in corporate America for 5 years and having coped with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts since the age of 12 years old. After pushing through much fear of the unknown, I decided it was time. I took the risk to start my own company and 60+ virtual and live wellness events later, here my company SōlHaus stands. We work with Global Corporations to provide virtual events that start with meditation/yoga and then we showcase Global entertainment (fire jugglers, culturally diverse dance classes, culturally diverse cooking classes, comedy, etc.). We reduce anxiety and isolation by 90% when we are contracted for 4 or more virtual events with paired Video-On-Demand content. Had I never taken the risk to start my own company, we wouldn’t have positively impacted the employees of NBCUniversal, Discover Card, Unilever, etc. Risk taking is rewarding! Try it for yourself.

What should our readers know about your business?
First and foremost, I’ve been through hell to get here but it built me to be who I am. I’ve been homeless twice while following my heart over the past 5 years and had many moments with $30-$50 to my name. I made it through. My business comes from a deep-seated passion because mental instability runs in my family. My father began experiencing anxiety and depression at 12 years old, My sister and I started experiencing anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts at age 12. Upon entering into my professional career, I was placed on Adderall and Xanax and was addicted to these medications for 6 years. My company was started in order to provide a healthy coping mechanism for employees and business owners – the resources I wish I had earlier. I took inventory on everything that heled me to begin conquering an addiction to prescriptions, anxiety, depression, and suicide. What I uncovered was that prayer, faith, meditation, gratitude, running, lifting weights, eating healthy, rest, therapy, laughter, music, and a healthy community led me to the best version of myself. I packaged all of this together to create SōlHaus. Over the past two years while building SōlHaus challenges arose until I stopped viewing them as challenges and found them to be learning opportunities. I want everyone out there to know that your heart will never lead you astray – you just have to be still enough and curious enough to hear what direction it’s leading you in.

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?
I don’t live in Dallas yet my clients do

M – Fiction Coffee + African American Museum
T Meso Maya + Concert at House of Blues
W Eddie V’s + Mavericks Game
Th 400 Gradi + Topgolf
F – Gamma + Reunion Tower Geodeck
Sa The Shops at Park Lane + Medieval Times
Su Texas Motor Speedway

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate this to my mother and father who instilled work ethic, living a healthy lifestyle, and treating people the way I want to be treated in me. I dedicate this to the big man up above – God for allowing me to be the best version of myself.

Website: https://thesolhaus.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesolhaus/?hl=en

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/demetriusglover/

Image Credits
Justin LoCascio

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