Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea Knapp.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Growing up, I was fascinated with tv and movies. I also loved to write and express myself using pen and paper. I loved reading and watching movies. At a young age, I started paying attention to scenes, settings, location, and dialogue in movies. Fortunately, I had parents that encouraged my love for the arts and when my father passed away my aunt and uncle stepped in and that encouragement stayed the same. My connection with writing remains a personal and intuitive part of who I am, it helped me cope and deal with things and brought clarity at times. In 2009, I moved from TX to CA and after a couple months, I found a studio home and was able to grow in all aspects of production. It’s ironic that it all started with pain and now it all brings such happiness.
Has it been a smooth road?
It has been an adventure full of joy, pain, laughter, suffering… I mean, struggles and valleys but then some of the most beautiful mountain tops. I think that’s all a part of it though and we are shaped by the highs and lows… It’s how we look at it, how we handle it, our perseverance. As I get older, I know the things that work for me. I’ve seen love be the most important virtue, we all evolve and patience is required… it’s important to self-reflect and keep a positive mindset. Each day, I tell myself three things I’m proud of myself for possessing … I feel like since I’ve done that I’ve become a stronger woman in business.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Fafe Media – Video Production story. Tell us more about the business.
I own a small video company, Fafe Media (Fafe is pronounced like coffee but with an “F”). We write, film and edit all sorts of projects. As the company continues to grow, I get these moments naturally of what our brand stands for. Quality and Storytelling, Stimulating Visuals and Captivating Content that Connects and Inspires. I am pretty obsessed with or passionate about bringing stories to life. The relationship that is built when we are invited in to tell the stories of others, it’s the most rewarding and humbling part of it all.
Do you have any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general? What has worked well for you?
Mentors are the ANSWER! They are LEGIT! That relationship alone when we welcome an individual to speak into our lives, that opens us up and puts us ahead of the rest. I had mentors throughout my whole life, still do. It’s great to have someone, besides your parent… a spiritual mentor, career mentor, etc. on call so to speak. It’s a two-way street, I think it’s a mutual acknowledgment. I’ve seen in my own personal life the phases in that mentor relationship. I’d like to encourage everyone to read Mastery by Robert Greene.
- Website: www.fafemedia.com
- Phone: 760-717-7260
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @fafemedia