Everybody wants to go to paradise but nobody wants to die.
Entrepreneurship could be one of the scariest roads to cross. This was me in 2014: Burberry Prorsum sweater ($800), Louis Vuitton shoes ($710), Prada pants ($550), Fendi belt ($550), and Louis Vuitton scarf ($675). I had a little over $3,000 worth of clothes on me at 21.
I look back now at 26 and laugh at my 21-year-old version of myself. Nothing wrong with putting on nice clothes — I afforded it at the time and didn’t need any help — but I lacked perspective. I had to give up the high life years later in order to really build the life I wanted for my family, community, and myself.
Most people’s will to win is for sale. Just enough money, just enough benefits, and just enough material objects will cause people to give up on their dreams and take that job or position or whatever the case may be. I am blessed that I was able to look past my relative success at a young age and aim higher. I have already sold out to my dreams and there’s no price that will buy me. You could take my money and my clothes and my jewelry but you could never take my experiences and my knowledge and my will to win.
I’m probably never going to stop buying expensive pieces. In fact, custom-tailored suits may well be beyond 3K. But when I go back to that world, it will be with a very different perspective. #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #boston #louisvuitton #fendi #burberry #hustle #legacy #billionaireinthemaking #millionaire #relentless #visionary #bostonentrepreneur #10x