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I was able to talk to Jack Deezl who is a Public Figure, Artist, Lyricist, DJ, hype man, US Army Combat Veteran, and security guard. He has worked with & provided security for several verified & reputable artists in the music and hip hop industry. Deezl is the founder of Smash Heights Association. Built on music, entertainment & security, they bring a diverse aura to their community. I asked him about the times where he felt like giving up and here is what he had to say:
Can you tell me the story of your prior successes, challenges, and major responsibilities?
As prior Non Commissioned Officer in the United States Army, I proudly served my country in Iraq. Keeping the peace & trying to help others in a 3rd world country seemed impossible yet with team work on both sides, it was accomplishable.
Maintaining communications in a war zone can be difficult when taking enemy fire. Secure communications is highly important in obtaining victory.
Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up?
When my Association didn’t exist, the hardest part was trying to show everyone my vision before it was a reality. Having a raw natural talent at something isn’t enough, you must have a vision with goals & strong work ethic. Then you must have a plan, now you have to put it all together and have it make sense. It can be overwhelming especially if you’re aiming for perfection.
I started booking show after show, including hoisting & DJing/hyping events regularly. at low pay, no pay or sometimes I’d have to pay just to get noticed. I believe in balance. You must endure the hardships in every aspect of your life, it will strengthen you in preparation towards completing your goals.