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

Hi Eric, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
One piece of advice that I disagree with is having multiple backup plans if your dream doesn’t work out. I believe that if you take your eye & focus off of your main goal & start looking for other options, you’ve already failed. Keep dreaming!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an artist. I’ve never wanted to be put into a box of being a rapper, or a singer. I love to bend genres and express myself using different styles of music. The biggest challenge along the way has been to drop music & not overthink things. Sometimes being a perfectionist is good, but it definitely has its cons of holding onto music instead of dropping it. What I want the world to know about my brand & my story is that we are all “Truly Blessed” we all have a talent or gift that was given to us & we are all special in this world. I just want to inspire the youth to keep pushing & keep dreaming.

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?
First, we’d be in the studio for a week straight! I’d take them to the beach a couple times a week cause here in Florida that’s what we’re known for. I’d also take them out to some bars by the beaches, but for the most part we’ll be creative & stay in that zone & express ourselves through art.

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?
My team Truly Blessed, my parents, & my supporters deserve a huge shoutout & are the reasons I keep going. When you’re chasing your dream, there will be many times where you’re down & out, but having great people around can inspire you keep going. Thank you guys!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trulyblessederic/?hl=en

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/ericcolllins

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCcYEiXcl0uPci9Y7jaBGE6g

Other: Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/eric-collins/59939532 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1i7UUbL3pkj6YeacBKZWft Soundcloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/904trulyblessed

Image Credits
Olivia Rhoades Orlando Story Sabrina Allen

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