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Life & Work with Aaron Lide Jr. of Durham

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aaron Lide Jr.

Hi Aaron, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
It all started with amazing conversations amongst friends and associates. A light bulb then went off, “This needs to be recorded. People must see that Black Men have these insightful and high-level conversations.” That is the conscious thought in which Black Fly on the Wall Productions was born. Over the years, Black Fly on the Wall, the podcast, has grown, as I have also grown. As a creative, you become married to your dreams, desires, and aspirations. Black Fly on the Wall is the manifestation of those entities. Where are we today? We are in “the now.” Enjoy every moment of growth, setbacks, and success. Where we started and where we are is an accumulation of the journey. Continue to look forward to Black Fly on the Wall Podcast and our new show, Mental Wealthness.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
Smooth? Not at all. I believe easy and passive journeys do not equate to sustainable success. Some of the challenges we faced as a production company and podcast were organic growing pains. To name a few, talent acquisition, SEO, and even video and audio issues. We have conquered those challenges and put our energy toward consistent growth. One of my favorite quotes is, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing grows there.”

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
As the CEO of Black Fly on the Wall Productions and Producer of Black Fly on the Wall Podcast and Mental Wealthness, I have the role of lead creative. As a creative, I challenge myself to step outside the box. Remaining open-minded and flexible is key to creating dope content. We are most known for our relationship episodes. We realized it’s our niche but not our only trick in the bag. We believe conversations surrounding financial literacy and mental health are just as important as “Men Like Submissive Women.” I am most proud of our ability to network and continue to recruit new talent to the show as guests. Our head of Talent Acquisition, Jeskell Creecy, is amazing at challenging us to invite like-minded men and women to the show. Black Fly on the Wall is unique because of our ability to foster conversations for Black Men by Black Men. We believe in providing Black Men with a safe space to communicate. At the same time, continuing to support and nurture Black Women. We believe in polarity, divine balance, and harmony as we want our message to resonate with all people. Our shows are 100% organic. Everyone on the show, no matter your celebrity status, socioeconomic background, or who you know, is on the same level. We invite an environment of harmony.

What does success mean to you?
Success is subjective. It’s as simple as waking up each morning and choosing peace of mind, abundance, and gratitude. I trust the universe to assist in painting the picture of success for me. I co-inspire with the universe to attract amazing things into my life. I enjoy all aspects of success and remain humble about all achievements.

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Ralph Hatley

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