Ep 16: Quentin Allums on Power

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I’ll be honest, I was a bit nervous for this interview, but once we started chatting I just fully zoned into the conversation. This is an episode filled with great energy and a lot of laughs! 

Update. Up until a few weeks ago, I thought I wanted a +500 person company. This entity that I could attach to my name that let everyone know I made it. I’ve reached this point of bliss (after what feels like years of tension), where I really just don’t care anymore. I don’t want that anymore. And for the first time in my life I feel like I’ve made it. I haven’t achieved all of my goals. But I’m good. With who I am. With where I’m going. And with what I actually want.
My newsletter is about to hit 30k subscribers. It’s just me writing. No filter. Talking about the decisions that I’m making business, personal brand, and community wise. Just a journal. And I’ve been enjoying that so much more than anything else. Because I’m doing it because I want to. Not to hit a certain amount of likes. But simply because I have things that I need to say. If people like it, dope. If they don’t, dope. 
The other things that I have going on in my life: my company, our podcast, esports stuff, etc. For the longest time I put this pressure on myself and it’s gone. The ambition is still there. But the self-inflicted pressure is just gone. And I say all this because I feel like clarity ebbs and flows. Sometimes we get it and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes what we wanted isn’t what we want anymore. Sometimes what we were isn’t what we are anymore. It’s not something we can prep for. It’s not something we can plan for. And that’s okay.
I’m liking this new person I’m becoming. 
We’re in the process of putting together our women in Sneakers series right now. Never thought I’d be into sneakers but the more I’m researching, the more it intrigues me. Super excited to share it when it’s done. Launching sometime in August. These stories are so dope. The knowledge they’re dropping is fire. 
At this stage of my life I just want to focus on creating things that I’m proud of. Sharing stories that need to be told. And bringing people together. What are you working on?
? @lights_camera_jackson
Look at him! Proud Slytherin ‘n all

Quentin has accomplished incredible feats, but we dug more into his vision for the future rather than his work in the past. 

What I appreciate most about this conversation is that Quentin is the type of person who, like myself, can move through disparate topics swiftly and seamlessly. We lot have to stick together! 

Follow Quentin @justtagq across platforms and check out his site quentinallums.com

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • Quentin’s relationship to entrepreneurship
  • Getting paid to be yourself
  • Tackling big, exciting problems
  • Speaking to be understood by the masses
  • The aesthetic of power
  • How one or both of us will live to be 1000 years old

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