We had the good fortune of connecting with Marcus Belgrove and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marcus, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
Other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success? Have no expectations, and you will have no disappointments. I have a large family and friend base but they weren’t always supportive. I’d imagine they would support me effortlessly but that wasn’t the case. Nor did I expect them to be overly generous. I learned that You have to be your biggest cheerleader! The most important thing you can do is believe in yourself, stay determined and never, ever give up, not ever!
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 design, paint and photograph. What sets me apart, would have to be digitizing my entire art catalog. It allows my art to be omnipresent when needed anywhere at any time. It also cuts overhead and fees out of the equation. Allowing me to offer digital prints on-demand with superior quality to anyone.
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 love to have hike Sunset Cliffs and walk along the beach. It literally is the edge of the world. I would then take them to PB for some fun and drinks and finish the night sipping on wine in the Glass Lamp district. The next day I would take the HO Chin Min Trail and go up the coast to La Jolla where I can show them the seals and their pups, before having some food in the boutique restaurants of La Jolla and Del Mar. If we had the time they must take a yacht ride around the Harbor truly a time to have.
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?
I truly come from a Village, I would have to Thank my Parents for unconditional love and support and especially my Aunt Joanne and Uncle David Eggleston who raised me and showed me anything is possible. Also, my favorite Book Johnathan Livingston Seagull taught me how to straighten up and fly right at maximum velocity and to tune out the noise of the flock. I had many mentors and Professors from across the country. From these many people I am the man I am now and I very grateful for the time that shared with me.
Photograph of self: Jody Lynn Photography