My Rich Uncle
Yes, I have a rich Uncle. As a matter of fact, his birthday is today. I know when he reads this he is going to laugh because in his mind…he is not rich. However, coming from VA, one of the greatest to come out of that state said, “Wealth is of the Mind, not the Pocket”.
He gave me the chance of a lifetime. The chance to be his intern. Now to me, my uncle is the Greatest DJ on Earth, as a matter of fact, he is your Favorite DJs, Favorite DJ.
My uncle wanted to get more involved with social media marketing, but due to his busy schedule often times he wasn’t able to post and add content. So I began managing his various social media accounts. We also began to create a monthly mailing list to keep followers updated on events that he would be DJing as well as parties that he was apart of. Lonnie has always been ahead of the curve when it came to technology. He was the first DJ to have a “podcast” as well as the first DJ to have an app where all of his content lives and is available 24/7/365.
5 years ago, him a few other started a party called: The Art of Noise, and today the culture has grown far beyond what my eyes could have seen. Building a culture from the ground up was a wealth of knowledge that you can’t put a price on.
The photos above were from the 2nd Street Festival. The city of Richmond came to the Art of Noise staff, and ask them to do a performance for the people.
Interning for my Uncle also taught me to value my time and to learn the difference between business and personal. Often times we would bump heads because I personally was taking his decisions when it came to business personally. Young entrepreneurs are hungry. We are ready to make what we see in our brains come to fruition, and with that hunger, we sometimes feel as if we have already arrived or have learned everything that there is to know, but it is far from the truth.
These are just a few of the gems of wealth he has given me, the rest I will show in actions. Keep watching.
Love you Unc,