Written By: Samantha CEE
This week we sat down with an amazing entrepreneur , Ran da man , Leroi Reed . the CEO behind the amazing site defintalyamazing.com . Take a look at our exclusive interview with the rising entrepreneur below :
FGM: Its an honor to sit down with you all . Tell us a little about your brand and how you've come to this vastly successful peek in your career .
Answer: The honor is ours, we love the folks at Fashion GXD. DefinitelyAmazing.com is a site that features Amazing people and places that truly change the game and add to the genres of music, fashion, and more. For 10plus years we've been at the forefront of what’s next ?, who's got something ?, and most importantly we've done this without compromising our morals.
FGM: Who are the clients/what are the projects that you most enjoy working on?
Answer: We have had a blast interviewing people like your E.I.C. Pilar Scratch, and Willie Esco. But also people like Wordspit The Illest and Mickey Factz. Our hit show Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal is my current brainchild and it’s amazing.
FGM: How do you feel you make a difference in the world?
Answer: Well I feel I still have some work to do in that area, I'd love to leave a legacy behind that showcases integrity in journalism and giving people the opportunity to show their amazingness to the world.
FGM: Tell us about a time when you showed determination to continue as an entrepreneur
Answer: Oh there’s been many times I’ve been close to quitting, but my biggest struggle has been loosing my mother last year in the middle of filming season 5 of Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal. Loosing my mother has been the hardest thing ever but I owe it to my mother Norma Reed to keep on being Definitely Amazing.
FGM: Give me the three best qualities of your brand
Answer: Creativity is our number one quality, our shows and our questions the way we put concepts together is second to none. Second I’d have to say we are a positive mind set brand so we stay away from gossip columns and hate based content. You won’t get that carbon copy let’s be as scandalous as possible to get views content on DefinitelyAmazing.com or our YouTube.com/DefinitelyAmazing . Third would be our Belief system, we stand by our motto “ Anyone and everyone can be Definitely Amazing “ It only takes drive and determination. We believe if you give someone the chance to wow you, 9 times out of 10 they will surprise you.
FGM: Give me an example of when you worked irregular hours?
Answer: Everyday lol but I guess when I work my regular overnight gig till 8am head to an event to cover it at noon then go shoot 2 interviews around 3pm and finally lay my head down at 8pm. Yeah if say that’s a great example.
FGM: Being a entrepreneur is a 24/7 job, how did you get ready for that?
Answer: I didn’t I just knew I wanted to entertain people while doing the best damn interview ever, the entrepreneurship came overtime and eventually I was running several shows, clothing site, and more under the umbrella of DefinitelyAmazing.com.
FGM: How did you acquire the ability to work under pressure to beat meet deadlines as a entrepreneur ?
Answer: From my mom, she always made me work smarter not harder. So I’ve always had a knack for getting things done in a timely matter. Scheduling yourself and having accountability for yourself helps build that ability.
FGM: What is your favorite inspirational point, place, to develop new brand developments?
Answer: Hmm, I come up with show ideas and my book ideas everywhere. I’m constantly thinking of new concepts and new shows. But if I had to choose it would be the Library.
FGM: Which current public figure, are you inspired by or appreciate the most?
Answer: Pilar Scratch inspires me everyday and Gary Vee has been someone I’ve been dying to interview for the last 2yrs because he inspired me everyday to stop the self doubt and cut the bs.
How do you handle stress ?
Answer: Actually I’m learning more and more each day of ways to really handle stress so I’m doing a little bit of everything from Meditation which works best so far, breathing techniques and changing my diet.
FGM: What are the three qualities you feel an entrepreneur must have ?
Answer: Self Awarness because you need to be real with yourself it will help you be your most authentic , Love for what you do cause it’s that love that will pull you through your hardships, and last but not least determination because it will keep you lazer focused on your goal.
FGM: Where do you see your business in 10 years ?How do you plan to get there ?
Answer: Well I think Saturday morning cartoons and cereal show will be on a grander stage possibly a network as a late-night show. The brand will be known more than ever for our incredible interviews and I will be having the time of my life. How do I plan on getting there? By sticking to my guns and working on my craft to provide you all with a stellar season.
FGM: It was a pleasure speaking with you thank you for joining us
Answer: Thank you for having us and giving us a platform. Fashion Gxd is Definitely Amazing.