We had the good fortune of connecting with Sham Blak and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sham, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think risks are a healthy part of assessment and evaluation. In life and in your career, the more risks you take the better you get at picking which risks to take. I think of it as a gamble. 50/50 chance. It has been critical in my career and life thus far, because there have been situations where I had to make a quick decision. Not saying we should walk around life gambling with death and what not but being courageous to not do scared business. To not be scared of life. Of letting go and letting it be as natural as possible, or organic as possible. It can be spooky to not be sure if there is anything solid on that next step, but knowing that that next step is there for your growth.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As all things in life, when growing must start small. Nothing birthed, was birthed mature and reproducing. I think what sets me aside from others is that I am me. The idea that I am me is just that, that’s why I’m different and it’s cool cause that’s the joy about people. Though they may feel familiar in some instances we all different.
Currently I’m excited about next couple projects coming up. A few producers from San Diego that I have been in communication with throughout the whole pandemic. Marquis Lattin, Evolve, Rob Rockly, Madd Noiz, Okeefe. I got some product with them that I’m hella elicited about.
Where I am at today is where I need to be. Everyday is a good day if you believe it to be. Even when it gets a little shakey! Rather it be shakey then not have one to shake. It wasn’t easy, it definitely takes some perseverance and dedication. But those are learning curves. The better you do with them the easier the curves are.
Some of the lessons along the way is don’t let people waste your time. Be honest with what you want because if you don’t like it at first it won’t grow on you. Be proud of your product, it’s yours, you created it and it worthy of being top quality.
The Sham Blak Brand is a brand of perseverance, self development, strategic investments, aggressive intelligence and compassion. The Sham Blak brand is the brand of the future, and your can be as well.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A week in San Diego can be a bit rushed because there are things to do early mornings and late night, so you’d definitely have to make that choice first. If I’m looking for some fire Mexican food and and unique small business I’m gonna slide through Barrio Logan over the weekend. On a Thursday sunny morning I’m kayaking the San Diego bay under the Coronado bridge. If it’s Wednesday I’m in ocean beach at the famers market, or if the Padres are playing I’m down by the stadium grabbing some brews and making some noise.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family, I think they get it the best and the worse. They are my rock in my low days and a reminder on the high days that life is a balance.