“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit” — Conrad Hilton
Everyone must work, but for many of us that job isn’t just a paycheck, it’s an opportunity to express ourselves and make something better. Moreover, learning is the more important part. Learning anything requires commitment and the ability to push through the uncomfortable feeling of not being very good until reaching competency.
Audio engineer Kavon, also known as “ItsKavon” has a mantra that he swears by – Learn. Learn as much as you can, wherever and whenever. He considers learning to be the biggest opportunity. Kavon recalls, ‘I would never leave a conversation, not learning or gaining any new knowledge’.
He started his music journey at the young age of 12 when he had just begun mixing music and barely charged $5 – $10 per song. When it was time for him to choose his career path, he intuitively chose music and decided to keep his passion alive. To turn his passion into a career, Kavon enrolled himself into the Art Institute of Atlanta where he majored in audio & sound production. Today he is an audio engineer and owns his own music studio.
Some strategies that helped Kavon become successful in his journey are remaining humble and letting every human he would encounter be a learning opportunity. He adds, “look at every person you meet and talk to, as a new book off a shelf filled with information waiting to be unlocked.
Always remain a student; never think you know more than the next man because that stops your mind from taking in new information, and that’s not what you want. Your goal should be to learn something new every day. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.