COLORADO, SPRINGS, Colorado — Those who have witnessed their dreams become shattered, displaced, left for dead and never to be found or rediscovered again, Jessie Blake has a few reassuring words for you.
“We all have to pay it forward, for it is essential,” Blake said. “Someone out there needs a little ounce of hope that they, too, can succeed no matter what obstacles have hindered or stalled their dreams.”
During a recent exclusive interview with longtime journalist Andre Johnson, Blake, a longtime accountant in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area, not only shared what she sensed were thought-provoking wisdom about which many from various walks of life can strategically apply daily to their everyday living, but the Tampa, Florida native revealed a number of business-related projects on which she’s currently executing.
While the accounting industry undoubtedly is that about which she’s passionate the most, the 36-year-old Blake admittedly has arrived at a point in her well-established professional career whereby she aspires to launch what she describes as her “own brand.”
In a nutshell, this University of South Florida graduate and former multi-sport athlete — Blake was a high school basketball, track and field, and softball standout — is destined to embark upon a compelling venture from which many across the globe can benefit.
Also a professional accountant consultant and aspiring actress, Blake is preparing to launch her very own lingerie line, something she believes will evolve as an instant success, especially because of the forthcoming holiday season and Valentine’s Day in the coming weeks.
“Competitiveness is indigenous to my character,” Blake explained.
Not only that, this rising entrepreneur acknowledges that her competitive drive as a former athlete, among other things, is what essentially fueled her desire to jump start her own lingerie line.
Add to the fact that her notable career as an accountant consultant has afforded her time and again to put her professional skills on display all across the country, thus work alongside the likes of renowned actor Forrest Whitaker, among others, and it’s no wonder Blake appears destined to see that her business ventures match the success of her illustrious professional career.
In other words, given her immense track record as a professional accountant and consultant, it’s safe to assume that Blake hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Who can blame her?
Not with so much success at stake.
“I love interacting with people and giving them a sense of financial freedom,” Blake said. “My personal mission is to provide financial literacy.”
And then there is her notable acting line of work.
“On the acting side, I love connecting with people across the world,” she said. “To place a smile on their faces is what I enjoy the most. I have worked on both the East and West coast with major actors.”
All of which has given way to what is shaping up to be a stiff, yet efficient itinerary for this vibrant, veteran accountant in the foreseeable future.
According to Blake, not only is she amongst a cast that is working on a major movie project in California, but as she completes the essential steps to starting her latest business venture, she plans to host a fashion show for her newly-establish lingerie line.
As for those who have witnessed their dreams become shattered, displaced, left for dead and never to be found or rediscovered again, Blake has a few more reassuring words for you.
“Someone out there needs a little ounce of hope that they, too, can succeed no matter what obstacles,” she said.
Especially with so much success at stake.
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