Dallas Jessup Bringing Focus to Social Unjustice - Page 2
Jessup: It's hard to tell your kids that there are bad people out there. They will never be too young to tell them about this stuff. For example, if your kids are young, teach them to knock stuff off the store shelves if they are in a store and someone is trying to grab them. Teach them to not go willingly. It's never to young to start educating them.
TR: How important is it to have a good support base around you to start something similar to what you've done?
Jessup: Have a good support system that's made up of your friends, family and connections you can make in the business world. There are a lot of skills out there that you may not have, but other people do. Build relationships with them so you can both benefit from your relationship. You can build a strong network and create something cool.
TR: What have you learned about yourself throughout your journey?
Jessup: I've learned a lot about business at a young age — things like marketing and PR. I've learned that I might be interested in a broadcast or communications job in the future. I might even want to go to law school. Whatever it is, I want to talk about social solutions to problems.
This process has made me a stronger person. It's important to remain humble even though you want to get loud, proud and excited for what you've accomplished. This sort of work becomes who you are, what you do in life. It motivates you to continue and succeed. There's a perception of my generation being a bunch of slackers and gamers. But we're not. I'm just one example of that.
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