We had the good fortune of connecting with Terrance Brashun and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Terrance, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’ve wanted to be my own boss for a while. Being a creative, I want the freedom to be able to control how I can move within my own space without restrictions. Although the government may create certain guidelines that I have to follow to operate in my field, there’s a lot more space to do as I please over working for someone else.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I think the main thing that sets me apart from others is that I’m never scared to do the dirty work. I think we as people get somewhat comfortable when we reach a level of success and never want to go back to where we came from. I’ll go back to that same spot over and over for inspiration and to remember that I’m always one life situation away from going back so I can never hold my head too high and overlook the people that are just one day away from where I am or vice versa. I got to where I am today by constantly doing the work. I try to stay busy no matter what. My brain never rests. I’m always looking at what others are doing and how I can improve their methods in what I’m working on at the moment. You have to constantly be willing to evolve and plan your next 3 steps while you’re still on step 1. It’s not easy being a creative, things can change overnight while you’re sleeping but you have to wake up and think how can I push what’s going on to the next level so I can catch the success of it at the right moment. I overcome all my challenges by praying for clarity when I feel like I’m confused. God is the best at separating the clouds and shining the sun on an opportunity. I want the world to know that Classic Villain is only getting started and I have so much more content on the way.
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 would love to give those places away but I like to keep them lowkey. If I tell you where to go and what to do then everyone will be there doing what I like to do and it might cut my access to those places down so I would just say hit me up directly if you want to enjoy the city as I do.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout out my mentors Robert Boyce, Rickey Eddie and Sidney Walker along with my best friends Emily, Maxx Calzz and Hollywood H. Growing up without a father, Robert Boyce and Rickey Eddie both showed me how to be a man of god, always looking to further my education in whatever it is that I aspire to be involved in and how to carry myself with respect. Sidney Walker showed me how to put the maximum effort into whatever it is that I choose to create and to see it all the way through to its full completion. Emily is my coach to always reach for better and to never settle for being mediocre. There’s so much to reach for in life, why settle for the bottom floor when you can reach the penthouse? Maxx and Hollywood are my sounding boards. About 80% of the content that I put out goes by them before anyone else. I always ask their opinions on what I’m creating to see if it can be a little bit better than what I think it can be.