We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmine Masters and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmine, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
The most important lesson my business has taught me is that everyone can’t go! I remember watching a sermon recently from someone I’ve taking a liking to, Sarah Jakes Roberts. In that sermon she spoke about how transformation requires isolation. A year ago, that statement might not have grasped my attention. Today, it’s so relatable! When you reach a certain peak of success, you have to be ok with losing people. The path laid out for you may be just a one lane street. Be ok with that. My sacrifice is different, so my success will look different. I’ve learned not to run from adversity, but take accountability and always aim to be better, to be greater, each day I’m granted another 24 hours, even it means, not finishing with what you started with.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a full time Special Education Teacher (Middle School) and a full time All Star Cheer Gym Owner! (Black Owned)
We are currently in our 7th season and I have about 90 athletes in my program. I’m most proud of that statement alone! No, it was not easy! Blood, Sweat, Tears, Repeat!
Perseverance got me to where I am professionally as both of the titles mentioned above were not just handed to me in any form or fashion. I wanted to throw the towel in so many times.
Experiencing college was a very humbling experience for me. Going to college with your friends is all fun and games until they all start graduating before you. Thank god for my competitive spirit, but still maintaining a humble heart. I learned to clap for others and wait my turn. Graduating college was one of the happiest moments of my life. Pursuing my teaching career was the icing on the cake! The desire for my parents to be proud of me is how I got to where I am today! I still blush when they introduce me to people, because it’s quite an introduction; especially from my dad!
I’ve learned many lessons along the way, and still learning. Experience is the best teacher one could have. 10 years from now I’ll still be learning, and I’m ok with that.
I want the world to know that there is meaning behind MADD:
Stick to the plan.
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.
I love having dinner at Perry’s Steakhouse in Dallas.
My best friend would most definitely have to visit the MADD HOUSE (My gym) and honestly, that’s where I spend the bulk of my week!
Sporting events are pretty cool!
Brunch – countless places in dallas! Too many to name.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate this shoutout to Sarah Jakes Roberts and her book, Woman Evolve.
Woman Evolve gave me the extra push and reassurance I needed at the right time!
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