How far can your journey take you when you make no apologies for what you want, own up to who you are and lean into to your own sense of purpose?
Turns out today's guest just might be able to shed some light on the topic.
Jonathan Perry - aka J.Perry
- is all about that and then some. With a love for music birthed from a very young age, growing up in his native Port-au-Prince, Haiti, J's passion and exploration of various musical styles were just of a series of incredible stepping stones towards some pretty awesome heights.
With the help and support of his family as well as a host of various collaborators, from talented producers to a skillful management team, J rapidly made his mark onto the music scene not just in Haiti but abroad.
Indeed, when your song, namely "Dekole
", gets chosen as the theme song for your country's National Carnival while subsequently ending up as a featured heavy-rotation on an official Zumba Fitness
soundtrack, you know you're doing something right.
But since there's no stopping this relentless achiever, is it any wonder he's collaborated with musical titans the likes of Wyclef Jean
, Sean Paul
or Cláudia Leitte
Or that his single, Bouje
, was featured on Disney Pixar's Cars 3 soundtrack?
I'm certainly not surprised.
Say what you want about talent, opportunity or just plain luck - none of it matters without that essential seed that all achievers know will make that impactful difference : the choice to believe.
By all accounts, this conversation was a truly invaluable one, be it for its incredible depth as well as its impactful energy. And I'm grateful to J for allowing us this incredible opportunity to see the world from his singular perspective.
You can connect with J.Perry via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube as well as his official website.
You can download the MP3 for this episode by right-clicking here and choosing "Save As"