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Conversations with NyQuinn

Today we’d like to introduce you to NyQuinn. 

Hi NyQuinn, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been singing since I was old enough to talk, but I used to have crippling stage fright. It always made me sad the thought of never being able to perform in front of people. But one day, when I was about 20 years old, I decided to start singing at open mic nights. It took years for me to finally get to a point where I was comfortable being up on stage and singing in front of people, but fast forward to now, I perform in front of people regularly, and I even get paid for it. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
No, it hasn’t. My biggest obstacle was fear. Outside of the stage fright, I had fears about putting out music because once you put it out it’s free for people to judge and critique. I had sooo much anxiety around putting myself out there and having attention on me because I’ve always been a self-conscious person, but I realized I had to stop focusing on other people’s perception and instead focus on what brings me joy and gives me life. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a singer/musician, YouTuber, and film director. I’ve edited and directed all my music videos, and next year, I’m finally starting my film company so I can direct videos for other people. Depending on who you ask, some people know me more as a singer, while others know me more as a YouTuber. I equally love both so it’s hard for me to put myself in a box. 

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
There’s a few, but the first one that comes to mind is resilience. You’re going to be rejected, discouraged, and knocked down a lot, so you have to have that fire in you that will not allow you to give up and accept failure. You’ll have a lot of temporary defeats, but you only fail when you give up. 

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