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

Hi Daphne, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think life in general is all about Risks. From the time that we are able to start making decisions, there are risks involved. I believe that taking risks shape and form us in one way or another. Risk and decision making go hand in hand. If you take risks without considering or contemplating the possible results, then that is something called being “Riskay”. I say this because there are consequences to every decision we make, rather good or bad. It’s important to take risks in life, not just the obvious ones. But ones that you truly do not know what the outcome will be, this is called “faith”. Taking the right risks in life and your career are equally important because most often one affects the other. I have taken a lot of risks in my life and honestly most were not smart, I put myself in vulnerable situations and sometimes I lost and sometimes I won. But the more mature I became the risks that I was willing to take versus need to take changed dramatically. Most often the risks that I take now are calculated because I’m more aware and capable of determining the pros and cons. I also believe that the more control that you have in your life/career you make better decisions and take risks that are worthwhile.

What should our readers know about your business?
I am the owner of Different Strokes Paint n Sip Art Studio, what sets us aside from other Sip n Paint businesses in Colorado is that we specialize in Black Art. I am excited about doing Black art in the current climate in America, with all of the unrest and movements for Black Lives MATTER. We are creating more black art than before, teaching, sharing and exposing the greater need for blacks to be shown in positive light. I got to where I am today because of racial discrimination in the workplace…I had real life changing decisions to make which meant taking life changing risks. It definitely has not been easy, but it has been so worth it. I have learned that being in business for yourself is so freeing, challenging, but freeing. O want the world to know about my brand and business because it’s all about empowerment and encouraging others. Putting smiles on others faces and helping them to believe in their abilities.

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.
Well the sad part to this answer is, most of the people and things that I would show them aren’t brick and mortar companies. Some of the most amazing people that I adore in business are online or mobile companies. Most of these companies are black owned and under represented.

But here are a few places that we can go. So, if my best friend was visiting CO for a week, this is what the itinerary would look like. After she land I’d take her down to Welton Street Cafe for a good ol Soul Food lunch. Day two we would visit Tasha Madison owner of On the Go Wellness Spa in Aurora for a facial and Oxygen Bar. Day three we would have an in home massage from Jahala Rose Walker owner of Hands of Oshun Healing. Then we would top that amazing massage off by going over to Level Up Nutrition for a tea by Tanzilla Jamila owner. Day four we’d go get our hair holistically slayed by Tanya at Tanya Does Hair… then day 5, we’d go to Intersections for breakfast/brunch. Finally, we would wrap up her stay at Different Strokes Paint n Sip, paint partying and having a great time!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I give recognition to my mom, Betty. She instilled in me morals and values that are truly needed to be a good person, to know how to be kind and compassionate. Most of all, she inspired me to be the creative that I am. My mom was a “housewife” always making and creating something, from our tailor made clothes, to doing arts and crafts for others. And let me tell you, she was a magician in the kitchen. The flip side to this is, I never seen my mom take risks…not that she didn’t, I just can’t say I ever seen it. I always wanted to be a housewife, but life didn’t turn out that way, so taking risks in my career was really all my call and mainly rewarding. But taking risks in my personal life we’re a series of bad decisions, but my mom loved me through them all. My mom is a true inspiration and solider.

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