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

Hi Rachyl, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success has been continuing to create and share what I create regardless of how those creations are received. I never know who is going to like what so I just keep putting it out there. I’ve tried to stop and get a normal job. I even went to law school and dropped out because I can’t stop creating. And now I realize that is what has brought me success.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It took me about ten years of doing art part time to realize that to paint full time I have to be willing to take risks. Risks like not knowing when I’ll receive a paycheck or if I actually can paint the 50 foot wall I just committed to paint. Those risks are scary but they are not as scary to me as wondering if I could have built my business into something powerful with a positive impact.

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?
Shout out to my son Wolfgang for loving me and my art no matter what.

Website: www.rachyllagrone.com

Instagram: @rachyllagrone

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