We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Alex English a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Alex, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today. We’d love to hear about the things you feel your parents did right and how those things have impacted your career and life.
The main thing my parents did right that put me on the right path with my music career and business, was letting me be 100% self-sufficient from the start. What I mean by that is by the time I was 12 years old, I was the one calling venues for bookings, I was the one behind my emails, I was the one behind my promotional posts, and I ran my business. Even developing my LLC through the state of New Jersey, I did it all.
My parents were always right behind me, were aware of who I was talking to, and supported me through tough times, but they never intervened. I never realized how impactful this was to my development until I got older. Through my business and also through navigating corporate America, this skill of communication is valuable on all spectrums.