Today we’d like to introduce you to Trenton Jackson.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
It’s an honor to talk with you guys.
I grew up on a farm in rural south georgia.
We didn’t have much money. My dad had his own construction business & I was homeschooled a lot of my younger years.
As a kid, my parents told me that I had a “champagne taste on a beer budget.” Which is basically a southern statement for “expensive taste.”
& so I remember doing everything I could to make money.
My first “business” was burning cd’s of off Limewire & selling them at family functions.
Then I discovered the local newspaper.
That’s when stuff got crazy. I started posting anything & everything for sale in the newspaper.
Stuff I could flip. Literally down to my parents recliner once. This is at 8 years old.
So entrepreneurship & the idea of “making it work” has always been a part of who I was.
I tried going to college & realized that wasn’t for me.
I then dove all in into the world of business.
Building along the way. Learning from mistakes.
Clothing lines to social media management.
I just kept picking up as many things as I could with the goal of one day being able to pour those into other people.
I had a very few special people who poured into me along the way & helped mold me as a man & an entrepreneur.
I eventually kept pushing & building until something worked. & then scaled that.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Community. Support. Those are two big ones.
I designed my first hoodie for Jesus Loves You while I was living in my truck. To this day, that’s the best selling piece of that clothing line.
I didn’t have a whole lot.
I also didn’t have a ton of people around me who believed in what I was doing. I was told to stop & put my effort towards something “serious.”
I think a big one is overcoming a poor kid mentality. I was (& sometimes still am) afraid of going backwards & winding up in old positions.
Beating that mentality has been a tough battle because it makes you fearful to make any move, because you only focus on the worst outcome.
That’s never good.
& communicating my vision to my team.
It’s easy for me to have a vision in my head. It’s difficult when it comes to putting that into words for 10+ people.
Still growing in that every day though.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I own the largest creative multi-plex in the Atlanta area.
Dream ArchitX Studios.
We offer a full circle creative facility including a full production film studio, sound proof music studios, YouTube & Podcast production rooms, multiple photo/video sets, large space for events, concerts, pop-up shops & so much more.
We also offer apparel production & fulfillment.
I started with building a brand called Jesus Loves You (@jesuslovesyoucompany) & then took everything I learned across the board & built Dream ArchitX which, until this point, has been solely marketing & consultation.
Dream ArchitX Studios is the creative embodiment of who we are & what we do…now extended to you.
We are on track to fully launch D.A.S. in August 2022. Complete with on-site offices offered a monthly membership rate.
We are the most expansive creative studio in the area. & when you work with our Dream Team, you truly get a personal, relational experience vs. just being another client/member.
It’s all about atmosphere.
& we have worked to perfect that here.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Establish your “why.”
& I hope that doesn’t sound super corny, but I truly don’t care either way.
Because when everything else shifts…when you don’t have people around you supporting you…when you lose momentum or have a tough season…
you can always reflect on your “why.”
WHY are you doing this?
WHY is it worth it to you?
WHY do you care to put the time & effort towards this?
It’s not just a goal. It’s a mission.
If you stick with your “why” success will come.
Just stay consistent always.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success to me is a place of such personal, emotional, financial, & spiritual peace that I don’t ever desire for my day-to-day to change.
If what you’re doing is allowing you those things…you’ve won.
What’s next for you?
Grand opening of Dream ArchitX studios is right around the corner.
So right now I’m lasered in on that.
I’m also building out a series of E-Books to help people learn all the fields I’m in.
– Car Rental Business
– Apparel Business
– Marketing & Advertising
– General Business Building
so I will be rolling those out here soon.
I intend to continue scaling each business & honestly don’t plan on stopping.
We’re going to keep building & growing with entrepreneurs & the creative community.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
The best way to connect with me is a meal.
I’m always down to sit & talk. Come by the Headquarters & have a meal with me.
You can set that up through my email
or Instagram @trentonjjackson