We had the good fortune of connecting with Lo’Reece Chisholm and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lo’Reece, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
“When you’ve given all that you can give, exhausted ALL of your options, and your drive is gone… that’s when I’d say it’s time to give up, and move on…. BUT, If you still have some fight left in you… and you know deep down inside, that you have what it takes; despite the roadblocks, learning curves, lonely days, difficult days, stressful times, and discouraging moments, then keep going! Your passion for whatever it is that you are doing, will drive you forward into success, all you have to do is be patient, stay focused, be consistent, think positive, and keep aiming towards your goals! It WILL come together in due time! Success DOES NOT happen overnight… It gradually happens; so keep moving baby, you got this!”

What should our readers know about your business?
“Well, Beyond Bodie is unique in its culture and focus. Each product is handcrafted and made in small batches, with great attention to detail, and without compromising quality – aspects often compromised when products are mass-produced. We are a faith-based business whose goal is not only to leave you feeling good on the outside but on the inside as well. Included on our product labels are Bible verses and other positive quotes, with the aim of building confidence, courage, and instilling self-worth. There is so much negativity going on in our world today, and if we can help spread love, happiness, positivity, and motivation, then we have completed our mission.”

“Along the way, I’ve learned to divorce the outcome and marry the process. That’s a big one! Things won’t always go your way or as planned… and in business, if you have the mindset of doubt… you know, the “What if this happens… or what if that happens”, you’re focusing on the wrong things!

I’ve learned to go with the flow, embrace whatever may come, and learn from the mistakes, instead of allowing yourself to get discouraged. Always be willing to learn, and open to taking advice from those who have already accomplished what you are trying to accomplish, and who are where you are striving to be! Everything in life that happens, is designed to teach us something; whatever that something may be, so that the next time we are faced with a similar situation, we are equipped to deal with it.

There is a process to EVERYTHING in life; there’s no getting around it!”

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
“To be honest, I’m kind of a thrill seeker, so I would probably take them to the Gliderport in La Jolla, so that we could go paragliding. We’d definitely hit up Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Knotts Berry Farm.

I love Mexican food, so to the taco shop we’d go, to experience some Carne Asada Fries, California Burrito, and Rolled Tacos.

Of course we’d spend some time at the beach; I mean, who comes to Cali and does not visit the beach! I’m thinking “Belmont Park”, because after the sand and water, we can walk over to the rides and hop on the “Beach Blaster”!

Oh, and we can’t forget Old Town! We must visit the historic buildings, take in all of it’s beautiful scenery; grab some authentic food and drinks, experience the culture, stop at some museums and admire the art.

I know that I’m leaving out so many other amazing spots that I just can’t think of at the moment…”

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give a shout-out to my two handsome and smart young men, LaMarcus and Brycen Chisholm; thank you for being my drive in why I go so hard; I love you boys so much!

I’d also like to shoutout Sabrina Carnell, and Tridae Hughes for believing in me, my vision, and my brand; I appreciate you ladies to the max!

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