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Conversations with Semeion Robinson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Semeion Robinson.

Hi Semeion, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Getting started was as easy as losing everything and having no choice. Sounds glamorous doesn’t it. This journey started during Covid when I was furloughed from my office job as a Driver Recruiter for Class A drivers. Although I was dabbling in photography/ videography on my weekends and spare time for fun, my office work is what paid the bills. Weeks for by and a furlough turned into a lay off, and here I am, a 32 years old man with a wife and son and no job.

I’ve never done the unemployment thing and I didn’t even know where to begin with that. And looking for a job didn’t come easy when everyone was losing their jobs left and right. Not to mention my son being forced into home school which forced me to be home because no daycare or after school programs were available.

At this point, I felt depression falling on me because the label “non essential” was circling my head daily, by the hour, minute, and second. But my wife mentioned, “Maybe this is your time to go full time into your business”. I still didn’t walk into it with the most confidence, but when you have a lot of time on your hands, you tend to pick up new things, like reading.

So day by day and book by book, I was reading and learning new things about business and doing things on your own. Plus having a great circle of encouragement, I decided to go full speed into Entrepreneurship.

I started out reaching out to all business owners with a promo rates at first to build my business. And with the sowing and reaping law everything began to take root.

Fast forward to today, I have a steady stream of income, a team I am teaching and growing and enjoying every bit of time I got back from being stuck in an office 8 hours a day.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Not smooth at all. Getting clients is always the hard part. And of course, the self-doubt that creeps in when things get slow.

But God has lead me through worse, so I have no reason to doubt now.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Photography and videography. But I just tell people content creation.

I love helping business owners show their value to the world.

My personality and fun energy has helped me network beyond my own doubts. I don’t try and sound smart or sell myself. I just try to find a way I can serve people by doing what I love to do, use a camera.

Risk taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
I’ve been a risk taker anytime I’ve invested in equipment to expand my business. I’m constantly living by faith because I’m spending money I haven’t made back just yet.

I’ve done things for free to build my portfolio because I believe sometimes free work goes a long way. And when you aren’t getting paid, there has to be more about the career that excites you than money, and since money isn’t my main motivation, it helped me a ton

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