T. Belton: Behind The Scenes of A Business Mogul
How T. Belton Created A Name For Himself In Entertainment & Business.
Hailing from Colombia South Carolina, he has always been intrigued by the inner workings of the business, real estate, and entertainment. His consistency and relationship-building skills have led him to become a multi-millionaire. He is flexible, great at planning, and extremely organized in all of his ventures. He understood from a young age that success requires focus, discipline, and perseverance. On the same hand, he realized that success will not come overnight — it requires a long-term focus and that you remain persistent in challenging environments.
In this interview, we have the opportunity to understand how he became so successful and how we can learn to thrive from his experiences.
Welcome To Medium!
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story? How did you get to where you are today?
I was born in and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. Predominantly raised by my mother, in a single-parent household, where she raised me and my little sister. She is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever seen and the spark to my internal motivation to become as successful as possible. The engineering of my road to success began with the direct lessons taught to me by my mother and my indirect experiences through my mother. This, I would consider to be, is the originating source of my drive and determination to be and become a success in any business I embarked upon, and also how I got to this point at this very moment.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
One of the biggest challenges that I recognized, is the obstacle of starting any kind of successful business, which was getting people to see and believe in the vision of the success or the successful venture. There are very few fortunes 500 companies nor CEO’s who have created their success by themselves. This to me is the challenge that is understated in becoming a success. I believed in myself, I see the vision of how I can become a success and I had to get the right people to see my vision through the lenses that I focused on for them. Not to say that I haven’t taken in great advice and refocused my lenses on this journey, because I have done just that. With that said, adjusting the focus on the original creation and not changing it, was vital to the success to my vision, and critical to who or whom was added to the success equation.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I truly think that I specialize in relationships. I understand the value of all parties working together to pull a project to its glory. I can’t do it all, but understand how to orchestrate the parts to make a puzzle come together smoothly. I think this is the advantage to working with me, the level
of understanding that you receive and compassion, that won’t be confused with a weakness
of any sorts either. This is a business that’s first and foremost, but relationships, respect, and compassion are three ingredients to what I think make a successful person is not only business but life.
What's your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Believe with an open mind to receive advice. If you believe, and it's foreseeable, then you will receive valuable advice and tools on your journey. You have to have an open enough mind to apply those ideas that may add to your success or advance your beliefs to the next level.
Success to me means to gain knowledge through any and all situations.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Everything thing you try isn’t going to be a success, and even when I’ve been surrounded by dark clouds I’ve followed the silver lining of those clouds out of the darkness. To go through something is to grow through something. Only knowledge feeds growth in humans.
What’s next for you?
To be honest, I’m not quite sure what may be actually next for me because I have a list of things yet to accomplish and I never know which path I may land on. They’re a few things that seem likely to end up on my near journey, like television production, movies, reality TV. In what capacity, acting is the least likely but directly I don’t know. To produce, direct, or write in those fields may just be a new and near-future endeavor.
You can find more about T. Belton: