May 11, 2023

Interview with DJ Pryor | Ep 030

Interview with DJ Pryor | Ep 030
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Kacie: Welcome everybody to another episode of The Business Project podcast. We are in our interview series. This series, I think is my favorite so far. Mm-hmm. Because we get to talk to people from all over the place about business experts in their field, and I am so excited about today's guest, Mr. DJ Pryor, and so we will be right back to hear from him.

We will see you in a minute. Let's go.

The Business Project podcast business can be complicated. We break it down to regular people like us can understand and find success. I'm John Crespo, accountant and consultant. I'm Kacie Bryant, marketer and event planner. If you run a business or want to run a business, welcome to the show.

And we're back. Aw, man. Man, man, man. If you've been following, Our series, the interview series. This is one you do not wanna miss. We have the infamous DJ Pryor here joining us on the set. Don't you do 

DJ Pryor: that? Ah, don't you do that. Don't you do that. Thank you 

John: so much for gracing us with your 

DJ Pryor: presence today. Oh man.

Stop it. You've got a story to 

John: tell. Yeah, and it's an entrepreneurial journey at that. Yeah. And there's a lot of people that need to hear it. Yeah. Because there's a lot of artists and creators out there. You know, that just are going through this journey. Yeah. But they want, they need to hear like what you're going through.

Yeah. How you've built it. Yeah. And all that stuff. So, 

DJ Pryor: man, I'm excited, man. Thank y'all for having me. The business project, let's look. Let's do 

Kacie: it. Yeah. So why don't we get started? Tell us a little bit about those that don't know you, who you are, and what your business 

DJ Pryor: is. Okay. Uh, I'm DJ Pryor. I'm a standup comedian.

Uh, I've been doing standup now in June. It'll be 20 years. Woo. Uh, uh, I started when I was 15 years old and, uh, it's been, it's been a journey, man. Um, uh, then I, uh, Probably a little bit after that I got into acting. Uh, so I started acting. So now I'm a, you know, standup comedian and actor. So, uh, it's, it's been, it's been fun.

It's been fun. It's, it's been a lot of challenges, a lot of ups and downs. Uh, but like I said, I bet it took 20 years to get here, so, yeah. Yeah. I'm really excited to be in this position now, but it's, it's been, it's been quite a journey. You know, a lot of people, they 

John: see the tip of the iceberg. Yeah. When it comes to the journey of, of an, of an artist.

Yeah. You know? Um, They see, okay. Wow. They're all over the place. They're all over social media. They got all these views, but they don't understand the work. That had to be put in Right. To make something like that happen. Right. Um, and I kind of want to dig in there. Right. 

Kacie: Yeah, that was gonna be my question too.

I think that that is a big thing is bus, even businesses, artists, anybody that they see as being successful, they think it happens overnight. Yeah. Almost all the time. Immediately. Right. And it takes so much work. Yeah. So give us a little bit of background on that. What have you, what did, why 20 years? Like what did you spend 20 years doing?


DJ Pryor: years I think, um, you know, for, for comedy, Is, is such a special niche of an entertainment in itself, is just its own world, right? Um, it's, it's so different from the everyday world, um, just because of the politics of it all. Then you have. Standup comedy in entertainment, which is the most significant to me because, um, every other art form has support of something.

Uh, with, with, with music, if you're playing an instrument, you know, you, you have, you usually have a band, you know, or something like that with it, or, or you have an instrument. You either good at that instrument or you're not. Uh, but you have something to rely on. Uh, external to you. Standup comedy is a standalone.

It's either you're funny or you're not. Yeah. And so the first, uh, what took 20 years was the first few years you gotta find your voice. I get that as a comic. You know what I mean? You don't know what, what your voice is, what, what are you, what are you trying to say? What do you want to say? Um, what, what's your style?

You know what I mean? So that takes about a good, you know, Two, three years to figure out who you are as a comic. Because I, when I first started, Kat Williams was really hot. Yeah. So a lot of my early materials sounded a lot like Kat Williams, but it was my own experience. But I was delivering it like, you know, Kat Williams.

So it's like just figuring out who you are, especially when you're a kid. You're already trying to figure out who you are. Now I'm trying to find out who I am as a man. Definitely. And as an artist. Right. So, um, that was the first challenge. And then after that it was just literally finding the things that was right for me.

You know, finding the rhythm of things that was right for me as an artist. Um, and that is not easy because I'm not just a, oh, let's just do it. It's, does it make sense? Mm-hmm. And I think anything in any business is, is sometimes you can make a move that seems like, uh, oh, this is a good move, but is it, is it the right move?

Right. You know what I mean? And that's what I, I think, uh, in these 20 years I've learned is, is, is that it's c making calculated decisions Yes. For the best outcome. I love 

John: the parallel. Yeah. Um, just listening to you talk in the parallel of a business journey. Yeah. Right. In the beginning you're finding your niche.

Yeah. Finding your niche, right? Yeah. You're trying to figure out who is my target market. Yeah. You know, who am I trying to attract? Exactly. And there's a lot of mistakes that are made along the way. People fall

DJ Pryor: on their face. Yeah. How do I stand out? How do I stand out from, yeah. Mm-hmm. Yeah. That's, and that's the battle.

That is the, that is the battle is figuring out, um, you know, of course when you're an artist like this, you know, in a stand up comedy world, you say, well, who do you, you know, who's your audience? Who you, and you say, everybody. You know, which you like, but yeah, we're like really like, yeah, exactly. But like, who, like who's the, who are the people that's gonna buy tickets to see you?

You might appeal to everybody, but who is that core audience when you're about to get canceled? Who are the people that's gonna stick by you? That's, that is the key. Find out who those people are. And, uh, so I did have to find that out, and it took years and years of just processing the type of material I'm cranking out, just like who's responding to this material.

Mm-hmm. And other people are, are finding out about me from the people who are responding. So I think, uh, starting off, you know, you despise those, those, those beginnings. You're like, oh yeah, oh, that's too small for me. That's small. Mine didn't thinking, you know, but nah, it's like, it's putting it in perspective.

That's the story. True. You know what I'm saying? So, yeah. 

Kacie: Yeah. It is such a big parallel to business because Yeah. Your target market, I think that's, it's so funny, John can probably relate. Whenever we meet with first businesses or new businesses, yeah. We ask them what their target market is, and that's what they say.

It's everybody, everybody. 

DJ Pryor: Everybody's messed up. That's what you do. And it's exciting because it, it's extremely ambitious. Yeah. Yeah. Right. And, and, and is and and ambition, you know, we know is great, but ambition sometimes can be your demise. Yes. Mm-hmm. It can cloud your judgment, it can cloud your judgment.

Yes. Right? And so it, it is, it, I I many days, another reason why it took 20 years is because my ambition. Was here. Yes. It was through the roof. And people say, ah, maybe let me offer you some perspective. You go, no, you can't tell me nothing. And, and so because of that, you set yourself back a year or two. You know what I mean?

Yeah. So that's the battle. That is the battle. So figuring out how much ambition is healthy and how much is toxic. Yeah. You know what I mean? Um, I think, I think. It's hard, especially as an entertainer. Yeah, it's, it's so hard cuz when you going up there and you're saying, somebody's telling you something's not working, and you are on stage and you're saying, look at this audience.

I'm killing this. Everybody's here. So I appeal to everybody. Uh, but then you start to learn, oh, but some got it, some didn't. Mm-hmm. And I want to appeal to everybody. I want to be funny, but I also want to, now I'm at this place in my career where I wanna make a statement. Yeah. Yeah. 

John: I think that's a, that's a liberating kind of feel.

It is. You know, because you've put the work in Yeah. In the front end. Yeah. You figured out, you know, which lane Yeah. You wanted to focus on. Right. And then now you have the freedom. Yeah. To just focus, 

DJ Pryor: to focus on and go on that lane. The hard. Yeah. Yeah. And I 

John: think that's where true success comes in. Yeah.

For businesses, right. When we. Finally have the realization of like, man, I found my niche. Yeah, yeah. Yep. I found who my clients are. I know which direction I want to go. Exactly. Because then all, so number one, you can start saving money. Mm-hmm. You're not spending money, although like you're focusing your expenses, you're focusing your revenue Yeah.

On that lane. Right. And it just really helps you to be that. 

Kacie: It helps you get known for that. One thing too, it reminds me of, I've been talking with a, a social media marketer, like they do digital marketing online. Mm-hmm. And they, you know, there's so many digital marketing companies and individuals that do it, and one thing that I love about this company is that they know what their niche is.

They work with pools. Mm-hmm. So that's what they do. They do any type of digital marketing for. People that sell pool supplies or pool maintenance. Mm-hmm. And it's such a weird thing. But then if, if you search digital marketer, a million are gonna come up. Yeah. But if you're a pool, digital marketing for pool, there's is gonna come up.

Yeah. And so I think that's very relatable to what you do too. Yeah. Is, you know, you wanna figure out exactly what type of person is your ideal customer because they're gonna refer you. You're gonna come up in those searches and not social media whenever they're looking. Just it's way more effective way to do business.

DJ Pryor: I love it. It is. It 

John: is. Yeah. I think I wanna, um, so in the beginning, right? Mm-hmm. You're going at it along mm-hmm. You're, you're throwing, you're casting that wide net. Mm-hmm. And it's DJ solo. DJ solo. When did you realize that you needed to build a team? 

DJ Pryor: When it was getting bigger than me. Uh, and what I mean by that was, was it was like, oh, okay, people, I was getting the response I wanted it to, I wanted to get, but I was like doing stuff like double booking.

Uh, you know, I was, I was, you know, one story is crazy. This lady, uh, went to go book me and she, uh, She called, I think she emailed me or something. And, uh, you know, I'm young at the time. I'm not, you know, I'm not using email lady. And somehow she got my, she, she started to, um, I, you know, I told her to, uh, text me or something.

So she texts me and she's going through all the details about this event. And I'm going, okay, this is gonna be amazing. Okay, cool. She's giving me all the details, and this sounds really exciting. And I get to this event, this is weeks later, I get to this event and I'm walking and, and she says, Hey, dj, so glad you'd be here.

So thank you. You know, and she says, uh, where, where's all your DJ equipment? And I said, oh my God. What do you, what do you mean? What do you mean? I, I'm like, I, I tell jokes. So you don't have your DJ equipment. Oh, you thought. Oh, you thought I was a, wow. No, Mike, that's my nickname. Dj. Uh, yeah. No, I'm not a d You thought a dish jockey?

No, I'm, wow. Oh wow. Okay. Well, she's already paid a deposit at this point. Uh, so I'll go in there to Spotify. Right, exactly. I, exactly what I did. I hooked it up. I did YouTube though there, I hit up YouTube. I had the ones with the commercials and then I hook it up, you know what I mean? Sorry guys. Commercial break right here and then later.

Go get a drink and come. Yeah, I, I did the event, I did the event. That was my one and only DJing event and Oh my goodness. But it was a crazy misunderstanding and when that happened it was like, yeah, it's time, buddy. You know, that should never happen again. Yeah. Yeah. And then, uh, and then this young lady by the name of Casey Carlton, who, uh, who, who Ette since passed, but she was, she got my vision and she took it and we built this thing together.

Awesome. And, and, and that's the thing about, is having people that. You know, see this as theirs. Yep. You know, and she was invested and, and, and sometimes honestly, I would say, man, sometimes it seemed like she was more invested than me. Yep. You know what I mean? And she, but she saw it. She was never on that stage, but she saw the vision and, and, and she went until she passed.

She, and, and, um, it was, it was just a beautiful thing of what we created. And so now, I just feel like I gotta carry that, you know what I mean? Cuz she put everything in it to till she passed away. You know what I mean? So that was, that was a pretty big thing. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. 

Kacie: I wanna hear a little bit more about, um, the people that you surround yourself with.

Yeah. Besides mm-hmm. The people on your team. Yeah. Because I think that plays a big role. Yeah. In success too. Yeah. Because you are, what does that thing you are like the five best friends or something like that, you know, that's a better one than that, but. Um, I'm sure you have people in your life that have helped support you and build you up.

Yeah. And mentor. So talk a little 

DJ Pryor: bit about that. You know, it, it is crazy. A lot of those people have become the same people for me. Um, they are, they play major influence in my career because they play major influence in my life. Um, and while I work hard at keeping, they understand when we're working, we're working, but when we are, but when we are, we're friends.

We're friends. Right. Uh, Michelle is one of one of my closest friends, but she's my manager, you know, uh, uh, Javier, who's also a manager of mine, uh, one of my closest friends, but he's also my manager. Uh, uh, and a lot of the people I surround myself, um, are on my team. Yeah. But they are also my family. And the reason why I do that is because.

When I'm getting on stage, I to develop the kind of material that I'm developing, I need to be vulnerable. I literally need to be able to bleed in front of you. Yeah. I need to be Yeah. Be vulnerable in front of you. Yeah. And this, they know that this is later on is gonna be a pot of semi stirrup. That's gonna be a show.

But those people honestly are the same people for me. Um, they keep me, they keep me level. Um, and, and I, you know, when I'm a superstar, to the people that are watching me perform, just regular DJ to them. Mm-hmm. You know what I mean? Like, yeah. Still take out the trash. It's like, hold on guys. I'm, I'm the guy, you know, I'm the, I'm, no, you're not.

They keep the guy, they keep grounded. They keep me grounded, right? Because people always ask me, why don't, why don't you move out to la You know your career, everything's going on so good. You know, you got to follow and you gotta, why don't you move it to la. Here keeps, I love the community. It is such a, it is, it is a utopia.

It is. It is growing. Mm-hmm. Um, and it just, it's just something that I, it keeps me grounded. Yeah. It keeps me, you know, I get to hang with people like y'all, you know what I mean? Just hang out and talk about things and we're creating things, you know what I mean? It's not all bougie and we're not worried about politics of how this, okay, so you gonna get this footage?

Okay, so you get, we we're not doing that. We're right. It's just. I like that. Yeah, I like that. Genuine. Yeah. It's genuine. Yeah. Genuine. 

Kacie: Yeah. Yeah. That was, that's funny that you say that cuz that was gonna be my, one of my questions to you. Mm-hmm. Is how do you stay humble? Because I feel like you are, we've met a couple times.

Yeah. And I feel like you're always just got a big smile on your face. Yeah. Thank you. You don't care if I have a million dollars or $10. Right? Like, you just talk to me the same. And I see that when you. Talk to people in the community. Mm-hmm. And I really appreciate that. I think that that's a very, very hard thing.

You know, I've seen many people in business grow mm-hmm. Start from nothing and grow. Mm-hmm. And they compl come a completely different person. Yeah. And I don't see that in you. So how do you, how do you do 

DJ Pryor: that? I, I think it's, it's all a, you know, money fame enhances who you already are. Mm-hmm. You know, like if, if you're a jerk, you're gonna be an enhanced jerk, you know?

I like that. If you're a great person, you're gonna be an enhanced great person. Um, I think a lot of soul searching, um, is, is what I often do. So I have this thing I do every couple of weeks where I kind of like, I update my vision and then updating my vision. Um, sometimes when I say updating, I don't necessarily mean change it, but just making sure that I'm on task and, and in that, Often takes a soul search.

If I'm off the grid a little bit to a goal, what did I get distracted by? Mm-hmm. And so it, it allows me to examine, am I spending enough time with my family? Am I, am I, am I aiding my friends and their dreams? Am I doing stuff in the community? Um, so those type of things, really having the harsh truths, you know, conversations with yourself.

I think that's what keeps me grounded because I, you know, It, it, it didn't, I don't have to be in this position, you know what I mean? Right. I don't have to be in this position. And, and sometimes what I've learned is, um, you know, people have talent and get in places that character can't keep them. And I just don't wanna be that guy that's like, oh, he was so talented, but he couldn't stay.

He couldn't stay cuz his character couldn't keep him there. So I want people to have, you know what you said and that was so kind. You know what, what you said. I want that to be the experience of, you know, anybody who meets me that, you know, I'm just regular. I'm not trying to be anything that I'm not. You know what I mean?

Because we've worked so hard to do the representation of making it look like mm-hmm. You know, and that's stressful. Yeah. I'm tired of that. That's stressful. I don't like that. I like sleeping at 

John: night. I was just gonna say that is like when you are your, when you're genuine. Yeah. Um, and this again, the parallel.

To, to entrepreneurship. Mm-hmm. Is being genuine. Yeah. Creates longevity. Yeah. Right. Um, like you said a couple seconds ago, it's like when you're trying so hard to be somebody you're not. Yeah. That's tiring. That's tiring. You get burnt out. Yeah. And, and that's a short life. Yeah. You know, you may, you may do a couple big shows and then, but after that, you're gonna fall off.

You're gonna fall off. You think people are gonna, people are gonna eventually find out who you really are. They're gonna peak game. Yeah. Yeah. Yep. And then it's just gonna be like, well, whatever. Yeah. I'm not, I'm not dealing with this guy. Right. So being that genuine person allows you to just sleep better at night.

And keep moving for the long haul. Yeah. Yeah. Right. And that's what truly builds success and wealth and all that stuff that you 

Kacie: want. Yeah. One thing that I heard from you too that you didn't actually say, but we say all the time on this show is being intentional. Yes. You intentionally sit down, you intentionally examine, and Yes.

That's hard to do. Yes. Especially when you're running a hundred miles an hour. Yes. To take the time to sit down and analyze and. Get feedback from other people and Yes. Like nothing is fun about that. Right, right. But the results that you get from that are fun. 

DJ Pryor: It is. Is it is. I, I find that being intentional, uh, and you, and that's the word.

That's the word. Being intentional has so much, has so many great benefits. You know what I mean? Like so true. In business, you cannot be a great. Uh, business person and not be intentional. There has to be, I mean, think about it, a goal. You have to have an intent. You know, when I look at all the people that are successful, you know, there, there was some type of intent.

To what they were doing. That's right. You know what I mean? And so to be intentional has so many benefits that I'm learning now that at some of 'em, I wish I would've come into a lot sooner. Uh, but I'm now, everything I'm doing, you know, I'm creating businesses outside of entertainment. Mm-hmm. You know, like right now I'm creating things.

I'm just in this really creative mood. That's right. And, and, uh, but I'm intentional. Like why? Because I want to, there are other people that I wanna get jobs, I have people that I know who are, who are struggling, that I wanna be able to aid. Yep. So I'm creating jobs right now, you know what I mean? And I, that's the intent of it.

Love is creating it. So yeah, intent being intentional is very important. Very important. 

Kacie: Yeah. That was one of our questions. Uh, sorry, go ahead. Do you wanna go? Okay. We have so many 

DJ Pryor: questions. It's good. I love it, 

Kacie: everyone, this conversation. I, um, now I forgot. Oh, being projects. That was one of my, uh, the questions that we had for you too is your current projects, cuz I know, uh, People, creative people always have a million projects.

Call. Oh man, man. So do you have any other projects 

DJ Pryor: you wanna talk about? You know, I, I just filmed, uh, October 1st, 2022. I just filmed my standup special, uh, and, and I was there. I I gotta, I gotta shout out to my guy cuz he was, he was all of it through man. I literally, I mean, When I, I could go on it. That's an episode in itself of, of preparing for that moment.

It was amazing, uh, trying to get the funds for it. And, and I, I call John, we call John in the panic. Hey man, uh, I've signed up for this. We got, we got tickets already going out. I really don't have the money to. Film this. I was just stepping out on faith. John, you gotta help me. You gotta, we gotta figure this out.

You know what I'm saying? And he came in at me, he's, you know John's cool, you know what I'm saying? Yeah. Okay. Do what? He's always so calm. He's always so calm and yeah, I'm freaking out right now. I'm trying to pay for lunch. And crazy. He's not the one panicking, like he's not always. Yeah, he's not. Which is which.

But honestly, that goes back to that thing of being who you are because that bar calm to me. He was like, oh, he's calm. So this, this must be doable. You know what I mean? Like, this must be doable. It is. And I get, and it was. And it was, and it was, and you know why I think it, it, it, it brought calm, and this is when I knew this was meant to happen because when we went to go have lunch, I was about to pay for John's lunch and the power went out.

So we didn't have to pay for anything. So it was great. That's so true. This That's right. The power went out, let us go with no, not having to pay. We didn't have to pay anything. That's how I knew I said, This is meant to happen. Uh, but, but I had people that got behind me, investors that got behind me. Uh, I, I'm just forever indebted to, because these people believed in me.

Uh, but I decided to take a, a, a bet on myself. So we got that. The, the, we filmed this special, that'll be out sometime this year. And now we we're, uh, we're about to go into. Uh, producing a film, um, that's kind of a, the, the film version, uh, of the standup special basically. Nice. So, yeah, so Daddy Issues is the name of the special, and then we got a film coming up right behind it.

Yeah. So we, we are always working on something. We're working on some things with CBS and, and some other things. So we're we, we got some things cooking. I love it. Yeah. I 

John: want to, I want to touch on that, the projects. Mm-hmm. Right? Because I've seen you. In the, in the, you know, just the setting up of your project.

Right. I, I've seen your focus. Yeah. And what's interesting to me is that when you have an artist or a creative person mm-hmm. You expect them to be like squirrely. Mm-hmm. You know, all over. Yeah. All over the place. You just wanna, you know, stand up and do your thing. Yeah. Right, right. Typical artist. Yep. But you are very detail oriented.

I am. Like, you are someone who. If something's out of place when you're trying to set something up, you will point that out. Mm-hmm. And it it, like, it, it shows the work that you put into what you do. Yeah. Like the professional that you are. Yeah. Thank you. And I think a lot of businesses can, can re, can relate and take that right.

Because. If you don't pay attention to the details, details in your business, right. And what you're presenting your product. Yeah. Your service. Yeah. If you don't pay attention to the details, then people are gonna see the fault in it, right? Mm-hmm. Right. So it's very important to be intentional. I want to, I, I, so I want you to touch on that a little bit, is like, how do you approach the creation of a project that you do and like, How, how do you, how do you split the creative side From the detail side?

Yeah. And how do you marry 

DJ Pryor: the two at the same time? Right. I think, you know, it's, it's first having the clear vision of what you want, that goes back to that intentional thing, having a clear vision of what you want. Um, for example, my, my, I look at the creative side, but I know. That there is a post-production to this, right?

So how I market this, how I sell this, how I want this to look, the message I want taken away matters in the way I shoot this. So it's kind of looking at the end from the beginning. You know what I mean? Yeah. And I think that has to be the. In business, you have to look at the end from the beginning. Yeah.

You, you have to, you don't not, you don't have to know exactly how it's gonna play out, because that's what this whole entrepreneur journey is. You don't know. Right. But you have to have a kind of a, a shooting place somewhere where you're shooting. Um, and, and that's what it is. It's, it's, I don't almost hit my goals.

I tell my team, we don't almost hit it. We go for exactly what we want. Yeah. Right. And if we're, and if we're almost hitting, then we stop, stop, stop, stop, stop. Before the show. There was this, it was little, but it was, it was big to me. There's this little point, uh, when I did my standup special and uh, and the song that it goes, it's a snap.

And I say, when a snap comes, I want the light to come on the stool, shine on the stool and the microphone. And they couldn't, they weren't getting it. And I, and people are at this point, our outside in line because we didn't have time to rehearse it. They're outside waiting to get in. And I said, they was like, the door's about to open.

No, they won't do this. I, and I need it. And they almost hit it. Alright, dj, that's good enough. No, good enough. It is not good enough. Right? It needs to be exact. Why? Because when And you know how many people walked up to me at the Nset when that snap came and that that light came up, that was real Michael Jackson stuff.

That little detail Yep. Left such an impression on the audience that you were like, that look. And so now when we watch it, we all laugh because that little is when you watch it special, you like, oh, the show's about to start. Yeah. Light style you like. That's a big deal. So don't almost hit the goal. You have to hit it and you have to call it out when it's happening.

Hey, that's not right. Don't wait till it gets, cuz you know, we oftentimes we're like, uh, we'll let it stop. That's okay. No, it's not okay. Stop right there. Stop, pause right there. Let's fix that and end. I 

John: love that. Yeah. I'm gonna take that advice because sometimes I'm, I do that. Yeah. 

DJ Pryor: I'm like, oh, it's easy to do.

It's easy to do. Ah, okay. It'll pass, right? Yeah. No, yeah. Let's hit exactly what we want. Be intentional. That's really good. I love it. Be intentional. Be direct. Be direct. Yeah. 

Kacie: Yeah. Yeah. That's amazing. So if people are looking for you, they probably are super excited about what you have going on if they haven't heard of you by now.

Mm-hmm. So what, how can they find you 

DJ Pryor: on all social media? Comedian, DJ Pryor, comedian DJ Pryor. Uh, you'll find everything I got going on. Uh, I share a lot about my life, uh, right now. If you go in there right now, uh, of course by the time you see this, I would've posted more things. But I, I have a poopy diaper.

Uh, you know, when the chow has a blowout, and I posted that. I said, what'd you guys think about this? Oh, that's good. And, uh, a lot of people have grandfather now, so I, I can relate that. Oh, you know, right. Man, it'd be up they back in the air. You like, what in the world did you have to eat? Yeah. So, but comedian needs you probably on all platforms.

Kacie: Awesome. And we'll make sure to link that in the, in the, um, description of this podcast too. Love. So before we go, we want your one takeaway and anybody that's out there. That's starting a business and kind of struggling, or that's been a business for a long time and they're like, I, I wanna quit. I wanna quit tomorrow.

Mm-hmm. What, what would be your one advice and your one takeaway for them from this PO conversation? 

DJ Pryor: I would say first remember why you started, you know, that's true. Uh, remember why you started in the first place, and then understand that everybody's experience is different. Um, and some people will project.

Because they were not able to accomplish. So that's what we do. We project on others. Uh, you can't do that. Why? Well, cuz I couldn't do it. Well, okay man. And I couldn't do it because somebody told me they tried it and they said it didn't work for them. So, um, you know, a lot of people try to talk me outta the standup special dj.

It's not smart. It's not, don't. Why would you spend that much? You know, for, for the record, I spent 150,000. On that special. Mm-hmm. Why would you do that? You know, why would you, you know, Netflix doesn't even spend that much, you know? Yeah. Okay, cool. But I, but I got a vision and the mayor hit me up the next day and told me that was probably the most, like, far as something that we had, you know, coming around, around this area.

For those who don't know, we are in Clarksville, Tennessee, so. Mm-hmm. Um, uh, he was saying that how the presentation of it, it was, was just like, And that's what I wanted. I wanted it. If if it's not gonna be great, then we're not gonna do it. So I would say, uh, remember why you started and, um, do it great. And, and, and be And take bets on you.

Take bets on. You. Love it. Yeah. Take bets on. All bets on you. I love it. Yeah. That is good. 

John: This was, Probably with a highlights for me. Oh, I thought I've, I've, I've, you know, I follow you and Yeah. We communicate a lot. Yeah. And I think I, I love what you're doing and the impact you're having, not only in our community, but all over the, the world.

Yeah. Thank, you've been all over the world with your videos. Yeah. People been trying to reach out to you, you know, for the world. So, yeah. Um, wish you plenty of blessings in your journey. Thank you. Thank you. And just know you have the support here of your hometown. Thank you. And let's take this 

DJ Pryor: world by storm.

Let's do it. Let's do it. Yeah. This is project. Yeah, that's right. I do 

John: follow the business project because this video, this particular video, gave you so many gems to using your business that, uh, like I just, it, it's probably ama, you know, I, I'm Linda. Lost support. Yeah. I'll just leave it at that. 

DJ Pryor: Hopefully 

Kacie: you guys are encouraged and ready to conquer the world.

Let's do it. Yeah. Yeah. Well, thank you so much. We really, really appreciate you. Thank you so much. I think this was an amazing, amazing interview you guys. Thank you so much for watching. Don't forget to download our podcast, so if you're on Apple Podcast or if you're on Spotify, hitting that little download button definitely helps us reach more people and get these amazing conversations out.

And then if you are on YouTube, what is it? A thumbs up now? They switched it. 

DJ Pryor: They switch up every day. I don't know what is. Switch the, it'll be something else. By the time y'all see this. Would it be something Give us, give 

Kacie: us the thing whether this or this or this. Okay. All let you guys just 

DJ Pryor: participate.

Yeah, participate. Jump in. 

Kacie: Y'all have a good rest of your day and we will see you next week. 

DJ Pryor: Peace.