We had the good fortune of connecting with Djidade Linnear and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Djidade, what do you attribute your success to?
A significant factor that contributed to my success was being clear with what I wanted in life. Identifying the things that were the most important to me, as well as acknowledging what I wanted to accomplish in life and understanding why assisted me in achieving my goals. I like to check in with myself to reflect on what I am doing to achieve my goals and acknowledge why I am doing it. I also check in with myself to consider which of my actions do not support my intentions and determine how I can better align my actions with my objectives.
My success has also been aided by developing and maintaining a reliable support system. I think it is crucial to surround yourself with people who will encourage you and have your best interests in life. It truly makes things more manageable when you do not have to go through things in life alone and have people by your side rooting for your success.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others is my passion and love for the craft, unique creative abilities, and refusal to allow anyone to place me in a box. Creating art is a powerful healing tool that I use to express myself freely and authentically. My work consists of DJing and modeling. I specialize in creating good energy and good music for people to vibe and dance to. I live stream and perform DJ sets on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitch.
I also specialize in commercial modeling and advertising various products and clothing within the digital, retail, and print industry. I am an editorial model and have had my work published in high fashion magazines. I am also a runway model and have done numerous fashion shows with Denver Unique Week of Fashion, Latin Fashion Week, and Denver Fashion Week to share a few.
My journey was not always easy, and along the way, I had to break through fears and overcome self-limiting beliefs. I truly had to dig deep to identify where my fears and false beliefs stemmed from and recognize that they were preventing me from seeing what was really possible for myself. It is an everyday practice that requires a lot of patience and self-compassion to overcome. Through it all, it has taught me the importance of gratitude and mindfulness. It has also taught me how imperative it is to understand that our reality is a reflection of our own beliefs, and we truly hold the power to create and change our lives for the better.
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.
There are so many fun things that we would do! Colorado is beautiful, so I would want to take them, post-pandemic, on a hike at Red Rocks to experience the breathtaking scenery. Red Rocks also hosts Yoga on the Rocks, so we could check that out during warmer months or, we could take a yoga class at the Urban Sanctuary.
We would grab a drink and have a night of poetry at the Mercury Cafe or Slam Nuba. I would love to take them to a comedy show at the Denver Improv where we would laugh ’til we cried. I would also like to take them downtown to ride the electric scooters down the 16th Street Mall! We could grab sushi around the way at the Blue Sushi Sake Grill. Lastly, we would go to a silent disco where we would end the night with a legendary dance battle!
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 shoutout goes to my family for always having my back no matter what! I appreciate you all for supporting me through thick and thin. Thank you for your protection, guidance, and love.
A special shoutout to my Mom, the most hard-working and selfless person that I know! Thank you for inspiring, motivating, and encouraging me to strive to be the absolute best version of myself that I can possibly be.
You all have shown me the importance of gratitude and being thankful for everything that I have. I have learned so many meaningful lessons that I will continue to apply to my life in the years to come. I love y’all!!!
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