Tuskegee, AL native, Tuskegee University alumni and disc jockey Oscar Austin knows the definition of hard work, staying true to your character, and never forgetting where he comes from. Learn more about him and his passion as this weeks creative spotlight feature
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
To me, entrepreneurship means someone has an idea, vision, mission, and passionwhich turn into thriving business. Simply, an entrepreneur has the drive to design and build an empire, with the big picture in the forefront. You may be the only one to see it and are optimistic enough to believe in the dream you have.
What inspired you to get started in your field?
What inspired me to create a disc jockeying and audio visual business is my true love of music. I admire and respect all genres of music, composition, medleys, and sounds. The way music speaks to the heart can be therapeutic. The art of music is such a universal language. It crosses all boundaries.
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome so far?
The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome in my career is the pursuit of a communications studies degree from The University of Alabama to advance my career. I had to put my passion on a brief hold, to obtain further knowledge and abilities to enhance my creative ideas for my business.
The 3 fun facts I want others to know about me are: (1) I have a strong love for my hometown, Tuskegee, AL and the preservation of its rich history; (2) I was the Golden Tigers mascot for Tuskegee University Athletics ; (3) I love having fun; I am very spontaneous.
My word of encouragement to future entrepreneurs is keep striving to make your dream happen. Honestly, obstacles, naysayers, and dream-crushers will always be there to deter you from accomplishing your goals. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington