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Student Of The Game

By no means at all am I trying to become a Jack-of-all-trades.  But at the same time I’m feeling my horizons broadening.  For the first time in a long time, I am EXCITED about being a student.

Seeing a new spiffy T-Shirt in a store or online is just the tip of the ice berg of what needs to be done for a start-up company to brand itself in the clothing industry.  Over the past 6-7 months, I have experienced a variety of parts of business, such as:

-trademarking                        -logo branding

-clothing productions             -video editing

-graphic design                      -operations management

-web development                  -contract logistics

-marketing strategy                -screen printing

and the list goes on….

I am no expert on any of these topics.  Tattooing is what I do best, and I still have to get a lot better at that. But I find myself daily researching and asking questions about how I can get be better at expressing my ideas. And over time I have been presented with a set of big decisions and well  as a laundry list of homework. I am happy to be a student. I have many awesome teachers:

-Mom, Dad, and Cierra. They teach me everyday how a family loves one another and keep God in my life.

-Marvin Davis. He’s been my barber and mentor since I was about 16. Tells it like it is no matter what and has had a huge impact on my growth as a person. Never does he hesitate to research something or spread info if it is in my best interest.

-Aaron Martin, has been a great mentor in business, always giving me both sides of the spectrum in venturing situations.

-Zy and Swen, my business partners keep me from running wild as a businessman, their experience is a key role to the success of my new experiences.

-Robert Preston AKA Bobby Fresh, has been giving me tons of pointers on stepping into the industry, paying my dues, and hustling smarter AND harder.

I’m forever a student. Each morning I wake up, wipe my brain clean of any ego, step out my door, and can’t wait to see what the world has to teach me. You can learn from the successful AND the unsuccessful, the rich AND the poor, the happy AND the sad, the old AND the young, the loud AND the quiet. LEARN, GIVE, GROW & LIVE.

#special-shoutout to Lani Halican for believing in me and hustlin’ so hard with such style.


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