It’s an honor to speak with you today Ja’Monti Wright. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Persistence and determination. Never give up on the things that make you happy. Playing basketball has always been my passion. I love the competition and the training involved with the process of becoming great at what you love to do, but I didn’t necessarily like the politics involved in the basketball world. It takes away from the fun of it all. However, basketball is therapy for me. This is why I love what I do.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
I had to overcome a lot of challenges along my journey. Most of them were personal. Sometimes we can stand in the way of our own success if we don’t challenge ourselves to be the best us. That includes taking care of our mental health. I felt I needed to do more in life, but I realized that basketball is my biggest passion in addition to my family and the humanitarian work that I fell in love with. I have a wonderful family. I’m well grounded, but sometimes when basketball is being politicized, it can take away the joy of playing the game that you love which is why I found an outlet with the humanitarian work that I also love.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I feel like I’m one of the best basketball players in the world. I’m constantly evolving and growing with my talent. I’m extremely versatile, confident, and I’m ambidextrous so that means I use both sides of my brain equally which is why I have a high basketball IQ. Most NBA trainers I’ve worked with can vouch that my talent is unique because I’m good at going both left and right, I’m athletic, and I have a high motor. When working with me you get the complete package. To be honest, my only competition is myself..
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
My best advice to readers would be to do whatever makes you happy. Go for it no matter where you are in your life. Follow your passion and dreams. Never give up on the things that you want to accomplish because we only have one life to live. I wouldn’t change anything I’ve done in my past because it got me to where I am today. Success should be determined by your own metrics because you determine what makes you happy. If you are living in your truth, you are successful.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success means that I’m happy to be where I’m at in life despite the many adversities. I have no worries about what happened yesterday because I’m finally living in the moment and not worrying about tomorrow. That is why I’m successful. My mental health is stronger than it has ever been and that equals success to me.
What’s next for you?
I plan on continuing to train every day preparing for the upcoming basketball season. I’m continuing to give back through the nonprofit organization that I volunteer for. In addition to feeding the homeless as that is something that I love to do. Pretty much playing basketball, spending time with my family, and my humanitarian work is what I have planned.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
I suggest that people follow my Instagram and Twitter. I’m making it a point to stay extremely active on those platforms.