Other than school most of my time goes to producing my shade company. Everyday all my heart and hustle goes towards the company; I just feel like there is always something that needs to be done. Most nights I can't even sleep because I have so many ideas I need to create, or I feel like I need to research something else, or there's an issue I want to address through my shade designs, there is ALWAYS something! People see how real this company is to me and how passionate I am about it and one of the follow up questions they always hit me with is "what is your motivation?". The first time I was asked this it took me by surprise and I wasn't prepared to answer. It got me thinking really hard. I asked myself, "why do I want a shade company" "why am I so determined to start this company now" "how is it that I can spend countless hours towards one thing day after day" and tons of questions like this filled my head. After I settled down a little bit I realized proving that following my dreams is important and with hard work anything is possible. As a kid I was always very competitive, when somebody told me I couldn't do something I would reply "yes I can", even if what they said I couldn't do was physically impossible (flying), I believed I could do it. For some reason I feel like people never believe in me, but I believe in me and to me self belief is stronger than what anybody else has to say. Therefore with whatever I do my personal motto is, "pushing to perfect perfection, to be better than the best, greater than the greatest, and badder than the baddest of the bad." And that's really my mind set all day every day, because with that mindset it increases my self belief and therefore I'm more powerful than people actually think. I know there are people out there with dreams that are belittled everyday by the people around them, that is why I must start my shade company to prove to those people that self belief will take you anywhere you want to go. So that's my answer, my motivation is to prove them (anybody who doesn't believe in me) wrong, and motivate others to prove them (anybody who doesn't believe in them) wrong.
SN: Happy 11/12/13
If I shall die before they wake, I pray the Lord my shades are safe.