EvenRights Greg Stewart
Creativity in physical fitness, optimism during quarantines. Staying active is a way of life for Greg Stewart. Sometimes it’s safe to say nothing is impossible. With a tenacious and motivated attitude as exemplified by Greg continues to be shown. 30 years of age Greg continues to go further in his mogul mindset, characterizing himself as an upstanding, determined man from Oakland CA.
As we went through the process of gathering content we had Greg answer some questions.
EvenRights: How do you feel creativity and optimism is important to our generation?
Greg: I’m deeply passionate about creativity, especially when it comes to our youth. This generation needs more outlets to express themselves. I’m grateful for the opportunity to reach out to the youth and give them one of those outlets.
Over time Greg has had to mold himself into who he wanted to be . It’s interesting to see how comfortable he is with wearing so many hats .
EvenRights: How have you overcome any trials and tribulations using creativity and optimism?
Greg: As a student at the Academy of Arts, I quickly learned how to tap into my creativity and expand my imagination due to the hands-on nature of the school. I majored in communication and learned to shoot, edit, and share my own videos. As optimistic as I was, it was challenging to adapt to not only shooting the videos, but actually being on camera myself. I truly believe taking these classes taught me to develop my creative thinking process.
EvenRights: How hard is it to stay creative and what would you say to somebody experiencing this same issue.
Greg: It’s really easy to fall out of a creative space when you don’t surround yourself around people who think outside of the box similarly to how you think. It’s something I’ve struggled with and continue to struggle with at times. I’ve found that creativity comes from thinking about goals you want to achieve and visions you have. It’s important to stay up to date with the world and develop different ideas to enhance one’s creativeness.
EvenRights: Will equality be something your brand will promote after this blog/interview ?
Greg: Yes, of course equality is something I strongly believe in. Coming from a poverty stricken area in the poor parts of Oakland being able to help someone else to have the same opportunities I was lucky to have been given is something I strive to accomplish.
Sometimes we learn things later in life that could have put us in better positions to be ahead of the curve.
EvenRights: If there were three things you could have done differently, earlier , or better while building your brand . What would they have been.
Greg: I’m still in the process of building my brand and am constantly learning. So far I’ve learned you have to always have the business mindset and remain disciplined. When building a business it’s important to make clients and potential clients feel as though they’re your main concern. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is things aren’t always going to go your way. There are going to be a lot of bumps in the road, such as not achieving the clientele numbers you’d like in whatever time frame you found feasible, but you have to continue pushing forward. As long as you never give up and keep working to achieve your goals, you’ll get there.
EvenRights: Taking the time to cater to a primarily adult audience, what can we teach our adult audience to do in order to be examples of equality for our youth?
Greg: I think it’s really important to place an emphasis on how we as adults interact with the youth. Helping adults, especially parents, learn how to process their own emotions when they’re upset with their kids before addressing the situation at hand can completely change what the child takes from the conversation. Being able to provide constructive criticism as opposed to constantly tearing the youth down not only builds their self esteem, but it also allows them to feel comfortable to learn through their own mistakes without the fear of how their parents will react.
EvenRights: Do believe in the right to bear arms & how important do you think it is to be able to do so in this day and age.
Greg: I do in fact believe in the right to bear arms. I think it’s important to be able to protect yourself and your family in any climate, but especially in today’s age. There are too many people in the world whose morals are deeply lacking and I couldn’t imagine not being able to protect my child.
The recent tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery, in which this 25 year old young man was murdered by a retired police officer sheds light on areas we as a whole are lacking.
There are multiple ways police officers can deal with situations that are thought of after tragedies.
EvenRights: Do you think educational tutorials for police officers of how equality, creativity and optimism may be able to better decision making officers are forced to make in the field.
Greg: I absolutely think videos will help. The more we educate them on the importance of equality, creativity, and optimism the more they will retain it. A lot of it may seem like common sense to most, but there are really a lot of people who weren’t raised that way and are truly ignorant to their way of thinking.
EvenRights has a strong belief of having a choice . Everyone no matter financial state, sex, race or disability. We strongly believe that everyone has a choice.
EvenRights: The tobacco industry is constantly frowned upon in commercials. Do you think people have a choice whether to smoke tobacco. Or is there something that influences them beyond measure to become addicted?
Greg: I believe that there is an outside influence on just about everything people do. So of course tobacco habits have some type of influence whether it’s peer pressure, a coping mechanism, or replacement of a worse habit. A wise man once told me it’s cool to be a copycat as long as you’re copying the right cat. I also believe smoking tobacco is ultimately a personal choice. I think it’s very unlikely that someone is forced to start smoking cigarettes. I personally don’t smoke, but I have family members who have been smoking for years and have seen how addictive they are.
It starts at home , that’s where a child will learn most. However, teachers have a huge influence on our children’s minds.
EvenRights: How can we strengthen the curriculum of schools with more life awareness skills and strategies .
Greg: I think schools need to incorporate more classes that are based on real life situations such as social skills, financing and credit, real estate, taxes, etc. We make kids take so many classes over the years, yet they graduate high school and even college completely unprepared for the real world. It’s hard to allow your creativity to prosper when you have no clue how to maneuver through life.