Interview with Chris Bivins

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I’ve been exposed to music and film very early in my life. I always wanted to be an entertainer and enjoyed making music videos as a kid.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

One of the most amazing things to happen to me was when I got the opportunity to have two of my own shows on BET. My BET college tour recap shows and my BET “Flava zone” show really launched my career as a producer and host.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

It is important to learn balance. I have had many times that I needed to take a break and focus on my health. The industry takes a lot of your energy. You have to make sure you take time to sleep and protect your energy.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

One of the most important people to help me with my career is a man by the name of Keith Lawson. Keith was the first person to find me at BET and has become my mentor. I call him my entertainment God father aka black santa. I really owe him a lot.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I come from a very loving and giving family. As I have gone on this entertainment journey, I meet many people on the way that I have taken under my wing. I always give advice and resources to people who need them the most.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

My favorite quote is “Chance favors the prepared mind”. I have worked so hard to make sure that I am always ready before an opportunity comes around. It has helped me so many times in my life.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

I am super active on my IG @ChrisBivins

 

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