We had the good fortune of connecting with Charley Breaka and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Charley, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is a major factor in life, the more you live the more you expose yourself to risks. Being a risk taker is like betting on something you love and believe in, knowing that it has a big chance not to succeed, but no matter what the outcome is, you know that you won’t regret it because it’s a risk of your choice. Taking risks in my life has taught me everything I know about business, its a major element in shaping my entrepreneurial skills.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a competitive Breaker (Breakdancer), DJ, Entrepreneur & Filmmaker. I compete in Major dance events all around the US. I own 2 online e-commerce businesses, Breaka Culture (Streetwear) and KCSF (Handmade Leather Goods). Everything I do is inspired and connected to the core that made me who I am today which is the Hiphop Culture.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a downtown guy, I love San Diego downtown with all its different districts from Gaslamp to Little Italy to East Village. North Park is no doubt one of my favorite areas in San Diego, it has my favorite dessert place Figaro, my favorite coffee places Coffee & Tea Collective and HOB Coffee. I love chinese food, so Fortunate Son is a must go. When it comes to nightlife I love Eldorado & Quartyard booth in East Village.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Nicole Roerick insta: evolvexnicole

Website: charleybreaka.com

Instagram: instagram.com/CharleyBreaka

Twitter: Twitter.com/CharleyBreaka

Facebook: Facebook.com/CharleyBreaka

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