“The aim is to help people in becoming, doing and having the ultimate best in their life’s work.”
It’s not easy running your own business. But Jahleel Coleman manages to do just that and excel at it. Being the entrepreneur that he is, he was able to bring up his business and create something very meaningful. Jahleel inspires everyday with his speeches and words on Twitter, and he has inspired us here at Luxury Chapters with his impressive interview-
Talk to me a little about your childhood. What was it like growing up between South Jersey and Philadelphia?
Growing up between South Jersey and Philadelphia was amazing and it really helped me in my path to entrepreneurship. I was able to get the balance of both worlds through hanging with the interracial community in the suburbs and on weekends spending time with my family cousins in uptown Philly/west Philly. This has helped shape me into a well-rounded individual where I am able to handle myself in whatever room I am in. It has helped me in my interaction with people.
You describe yourself as a natural leader. How has this helped you to build yourself up to where you are today?
Being a natural born leader has helped me tremendously. In situations where I don’t always know the answer, as I am still learning and growing, I am able to deal with certain things just innately. Being a leader has helped me because I don’t require to be told what to do in order for me to act, grow and go for it. I think that’s a sign of a leader. Also, a leader doesn’t ask people to do something they wouldn’t do themselves. I believe that the greatest attribute to being a leader is being a servant. The better that you can lead is the better that you can serve and I have a willingness to serve. The service of many leads to greatness so being the best servant you can be will help you become the best leader you can be.
You created “Magic Moment Media” as part of your entrepreneurship. Can you explain what it is about? How did you come up with the idea?
Though I am viewed a lot in the public eye I equally share Magic Moment Media with my family; my brother Rashiid Coleman, and cousin Chris Coleman and this company has been the most amazing thing I have experienced so far. The reason why I wanted to own a business like this was because I knew that what I wanted to do concerning the things that make me happy in my life’s work would need the services the company offers. Magic Moment Media is a creative content agency in which we provide digital content for major brands for such as Cadillac, Toyota, Spike Lee, general motors and others of the same as well as high-level influencers. The amazing thing about us (Magic Moment Media) is that we are able to adapt and catch a wave of what’s happening in today’s trends wherein old time media e.g. television, newspapers, print etc. is all digital and is not fully converted. We are able to catch a wave before it converts fully. As a whole, we wanted to be a part of a business that is progressive, timeless and would never lose its value. No matter what or who in business, we know marketing will always be a part of that.
Public speaking is a big part of your career. Is it difficult coming up with inspiration and inspiring speeches about entrepreneurship?
It’s not difficult coming up with content for speeches because I am just talking about my life. The best piece of advice I received was from my brother sharing idea that I should “Focus more on building your life than your brand because when you build your life your brand will build itself by default because you are your brand.” When I heard this it really helped me to get concentrated on myself. I speak only giving a direct reflection of myself as a person. Topics come from what I am dealing with and/or have dealt with that hopefully can help somebody else to deal with and overcome to the best of my ability.
You were interested in music in high school. Has that interest had any influence on your work today?
Music has tremendously influenced me. It is a part of who I am. It is incorporated into my everyday activities and I never go a day without listening to music. It helps my energy, mood and creativity. I take it seriously and incorporate it into anything I do. Especially at Magic Moment Media, it is a big part of the content that we integrate for the clients we work with. All types of music whether it is country, rock, RNB, salsa, and hip-hop. Music is me.
What is JahleelC TV? How did you come up with this concept?
JahleelC TV is the beginning of what’s going to be. I can’t fully talk about it, as there are some things in the work that I am not at liberty to discuss fully. However it is an inspiration channel for people to look into my life. So people can see the content and hopefully find inspiration. It displays what I think, how I feel about things, what is true to me and expressing those truths to the world. The aim is to help people in becoming, doing and having the ultimate best in their life’s work.
Your business is soaring to new heights! You even have interns! Do you think your company will expand even more in the years to come?
‘Is water wet?’ LOL, Absolutely. My company will be largest minority owned creative agency in the entire world and that’s facts.
Catch Jahleel on his official website and check out his Twitter.