What was a major challenge you had to overcome to get to where you are today?
I graduated in 2009, during a pretty terrible economic climate. I hopped from business to business early on. I thought I’d finally found my footing with one company, but one of my business partners kicked me out as soon as it began to grow then tried suing me. I learned a lot from the experience. I was pretty naive and didn’t worry about signing contracts, trusting that everything would work out on its own. Now I’m very conscious of focusing on the small details to ensure my business is successful and that I’m not putting myself in a bad position.
If you could start over, what would you do differently?
I would start a job immediately after graduating, versus immediately going out on my own. I think this would’ve given me some good skills that I could’ve used in starting my own business. It also would’ve allowed me to save some money to finance my off-the-wall ideas.
What drives you to keep working hard each day?
I want to keep achieving greater success. I’m really motivated to grow my company further and help even more products launch to market. And, I want to inspire a million people. So many talented people just need an extra push to bring their dreams to life. I hope I can keep encouraging more people to make their next move.