Today we’d like to introduce you to Brian Cooks.
Hi Brian, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
As a child, I always dreamed of being someone big. Someone who could make a huge impact in this world. Growing up, I didn’t think it was impossible. I have never witnessed a true success story. There were so many things I always wanted to do.
From acting, model, business owner, inventor, etc. My journey began with me competing in physique competitions. After placing 2nd in both shows, I was discovered to be an actor/model. I was published in several magazines from Shreveport-Bossier weddings magazine to weight 2 wear and Krave Fit, big and tall model for BELK.com.
On to the TV screen granting me an appearance on the oval (Tyler Perry) and other independent and upcoming undisclosed projects. Though my dreams and goals are to reach my full potential in the industry. I’m currently working on my first invention called Ziggo Sport which is a fitness device I created for kids (9+ and adults looking to have fun while getting fit).
Dreaming, planning, and preserving is what got me here today.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It haven’t been a smooth road for me. There were many struggles from the beginning. From being denied and rejected roles, missing big opportunities because of other engagements, or running into a lack of funds so that I could finish my invention. But I already persevered and found ways to overcome.
Praying and having a supportive circle helps.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I find this to be one of the most challenging questions because I do so much and I don’t know how to answer this without seemingly bragging. But I’m an signed actor/model, business owner and inventor/engineer.
I’m most proud of being an inventor because not so often we hear that term anymore from people of color. Most people have great ideas but don’t take the proper steps or actions to see them through. So for me to be soon commercializing a fitness product, I invented is so dope to me! Talking legendary!
Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
There’s always mentor out there. You have to ask God and tell him what you need exactly. He’ll bring the right person in your path. Be patient. Until then… just write your vision plan, research, write goal and hit every mark until Godsend that one.
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