We had the good fortune of connecting with Brother Hannibal Muhammad and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brother Hannibal, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
The habit of discipline has been tremendous in me succeeding in all of my endeavors. Understanding that no matter what is going on around me I must stay disciplined and keep pushing forward. If you desire to lose weight, you must stay discipline in your eating and workout regime. If I want to be successful I must be disciplined. Another habit is the “Just Do It” habit. Nike has such a great slogan that many people look past it. I have learned through the years that when God places an idea or shows me something to not wait on it. Get up and get to it right away. There are times when I am finally laying down to rest and it is 11, midnight, and even after 1am. An idea will come to my mind and instead of going to sleep hoping to remember it in the morning knowing I am going to forget, I get up and start on it or I will start writing it down on my calendar in details of what I need to work on the next day. Another habit I am still working on and I need more help in this area is balance. There are times where I can find myself working so hard that I forget to take a break and enjoy the process. Take a break to see the beautiful nature God has placed out there for us. When I take breaks to clear my head I find myself more creative when I get back to the process.
What should our readers know about your business?
LIVE | ACTIVATE | CREATE Live life to its fullest. Activate your true potential. Create new opportunities.
Brother Hannibal Muhammad is a multi-talented individual that loves to express the natural talents and gifts that he was blessed with. He is the Student Assistant Minister of the Nation of Islam in Phoenix, Arizona under the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, a loving husband and father, youth mentor, and exceptionally talented photographer/designer.
Below is a list of a few things that Brother Hannibal has been involved in over the years:
Brother Hannibal is a community organizer, member of 10,000 Fearless Phoenix, and a member of the Farrakhan Twitter Army.
Brother Hannibal designed the 2015 Justice or Else “Redistribute The Pain” end-of-the-year boycott flyer.
Brother Hannibal has worked with the youth for over 20 years from the Boys & Girls Club to managing Group Homes.
Brother Hannibal is the owner of “Brother Hannibal LLC” Where he lives by the motto “LIVE, ACTIVATE, CREATE.” Brother Hannibal LLC provides photography and design services. He has been a professional photographer and designer for over 15 years, and his photos have been used all around the world, one of which has graced the cover of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s iconic book series “The Teachings 2.0.”
I love what I do. I love helping people from capturing moments in their lives that they can hold on to and pass onto future generations. I love designing things that make an impact in the community and businesses. I love providing words of comfort and tough love that will help get people through tough times and develop into their better selves.
Taking on all of these endeavors has not always been easy however, that is what makes it fun. These different challenges are lessons learned. All of the lessons are making me a better person, designer, photographer, organizer, and author.
I want the world to know that I am hardworking and striving to make a difference everyday.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is a great question. Day one would be dinner with friends and family at someone’s home. Pretty chill. A little sightseeing. Throughout the week we would get quads and visit Sedona. Hit the vortex. Hike south mountain and take pictures. Hit my favorite pizza spot Corleone’s Philly Steaks & Pizza, Indian Food, and whatever friend desires. Before my friend leave, I would have to treat him/her with some floatology time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I must thank Oh mIghty Allah (God), my parents, wife, children, the Nation of Islam, and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. God blesses me every day to make up for my daily mistakes and to strive to have a better impact on the world. My parents have raised me to be the man that I am today. My wife completes me and balances me out. She helps me to see things in my development that I may not see. My children drive me to go harder every day. The Nation of Islam has taught me how to be more disciplined and to look beyond myself. The HOnorable MInister Louis Farrakhan has shaped me and has been one of the best examples I can have. He has shown me how to overcome any obstacle placed in front of me and to stand strong on principles.