How did you get started on your journey?
I started off working different 9-5's (mostly retail), clocking into work every day, and spending a lot of my time helping someone else profit and not gaining much from it. Until one day, I decided to take a risk and fully invest my time back into myself and become a full-time entrepreneur instead of being part-time. I've always been into technology and fashion, so it was inevitable that I found a way to monopolize and monetize from social media.
What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment and struggle you have faced?
My biggest accomplishment has been making the amount of money made in 1 year in 1 week once I got my business going. The biggest struggle I have faced so far was when I started to reach out to potential clients. The amount of rejection I initially faced was extremely discouraging; For every 100 "No's," I maybe received 1 "Yes." Though I felt like going back to work even part-time for a "guaranteed check" would've been the safe option, I'm glad I didn't because it forced me to hustle and work harder to achieve my goals.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
Though my dad isn't a full-time entrepreneur, he has taught me the value of hard work, efficiency, and attention to detail. He came back to America with just a couple of bags to his name, and he was able to build his own house and own multiple properties.
If you were starting over again, what would you do differently?
Being so early in my career, I am constantly adapting and finding new ways to improve. Every morning I reflect and try and do something different until I see what's going to work and maximize my profits. As far as doing anything differently, I would've gotten into social media earlier when it was fresh and became a full-time entrepreneur sooner.
What is your most impactful piece of advice for someone who is looking to follow in your path?
If you fall nine times, get up ten. There will always be rejection and criticism, but as long as you stay true to what you believe in, there will be people who will follow and want to hire you and believe in your vision.
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