We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmine (aka Jazzie) Jenkins Downing and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmine (aka Jazzie), do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
A quote I live by is: “Make your next move your best move!” Not only is this my favorite quote, but it is also the motto for my business. As a serial-entrepreneur, my mindset is constantly on the move to make situations and/or people better then the current moment. This includes creating the BEST possible life for myself, my loved ones, and those that look to me for professional guidance and expertise. I am a strong believer in affirmations and speaking things into existence from the first moment it becomes a thought or idea. The quote, “Make your next move your best move,” is a call to action….MY call to action. It is an acknowledgement that the best is yet to come, but my next move will put me on the path of receiving it! Throughout my life, I have used this quote as my motivation and reminder to go hard or go home. Besides, who wants to waste valuable time in life being average when you know you were born to be legendary? Do I want better for myself and others? Sure. Do I want the BEST for myself & others? ABSOLUTELY! My passion for empowering & uplifting others is directly related to this quote. Don’t just settle for better in your career and personal life. “Make your NEXT move your BEST move” because the BEST is truly better than the rest.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
SkyyFire Productions (SP) is a multimedia production firm that specializes in the creative & performing arts industries, including modeling, acting, music, and entertainment. I started my company out of my own love for the performing arts. I decided to use my own professional expertise as a model and actress to help other aspiring models and talent gain industry experience and exposure. SkyyFire Productions provides talent development, personal development & business development programs that focus on how to take your talent or brand to the next level. We offer online courses, one-on-one and group sessions, plus a tv & digital streaming platform for content creators to promote their brand, message or services. SP is the ultimate industry connection; a representation of possibility and opportunity.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Arizona is full of so many unique spots to visit depending on where you are in the state. Some of the local restaurants, shopping areas, and social hang out spots I’d recommend are Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (Phoenix), Ocean 44 (Scottsdale), Steak 44 (Phoenix), Elements at The Sanctuary (Phoenix), Lo Lo’s Chicken & Waffles (Phoenix), Frank & Lupes Mexican Restaurant (Scottsdale), Scottsdale Fashion Square, Phoenix Premium Outlets, shopping & art boutiques in the downtown districts of Phoenix & Scottsdale. Arizona also has some beautiful, breathtaking natural scenery worth visiting, including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, the top of South Mountain, Tempe Town Lake, Lake Pleasant, and many other amazing scenic views. All in all, I just love that the sun is always shining, so make sure to keep a pair of sunglasses in the Valley of the Sun.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My journey wouldn’t be complete without the help of others that have supported and encouraged me along the way. Some are worth shouting out every opportunity I get, such as: My husband – He is truly a gift from God! Not only is he my #1 supporter, he is my life partner and constant encouragement to make my next move my best move. I appreciate how he understands my work ethic and does things to invest in my success. My mother – Her professional, personal, and spiritual guidance has helped shape the successful woman I am today. My father – I’m a daddy’s girl (still) & his support means everything to me! No matter what I wanted to do throughout my creative & professional journey, he has always been encouraging and pushed me to go after my dreams and goals. A few mentors & special friends that deserve a shoutout is Dr. Brenda Combs (an ambassador of inspiration & publicist of my 1st book), Janet Lovelace (Director of John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center, Scottsdale), Orgena Rose (Founder of Divine Spirit Network & Nubian Spirit Agency), Charmaine C. (Creative Director & business partner of SkyyFire Productions) & so many other associates and entrepreneurs I’ve worked with along the way. I thank God for all the amazing people and organizations that have contributed to my professional & personal success.
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