Here we are again with TWO featured Boundary Breakers, for y’all! This time it’s with brothers AJ and Moust Camara from Theme Fiend. In their interview, we spoke about transitioning from one business to another, working with a family member, bouncing back, and many more!
As a startup, we are always interested in meeting fellow entrepreneurs. Their stories, struggles, successes, failures take us on a different journey each time. From tech companies to entrepreneurs heading non-profits, there’s always a lesson to be learned from each one we have met thus far. Their passion and dedication to their craft continues to inspire us (as well as our readers) and we know that their impact is slowly changing the world for the better. One such entrepreneur is Percival Cunanan from Babata New York, one of the producers of one of the best organic and natural care products currently out in the market.
Hey all! We wanted to just give a quick update on what’s been going on. We have been extremely busy with everything coming at us (in a good way!) that we haven’t really posted since last week. Speaking of which, it’ll be one of the few changes that we are going to do. We’re only going to post on the blog once a week now instead of 2-3 times a week.
There have been a lot of opportunities that have opened up and we’re pivoting and doing some changes in order to take advantage of as many as we can. Speaking of changes, lol, the site has been a little different and we are still in the process of doing major changes to it. Instead of just being a blog and interviewing entrepreneurs, we have gained a few clients for content creation. We’re focused a lot more on the business aspect of things so we can eventually scale BB.
With that said, you’ll see us at different client events as we are very involved with their projects. We’ll be sure to share things we learn on our journey as always. We appreciate those who have been patient with the changes and we promise it’ll be worth it!
It’s kind of crazy where we are now. We’re definitely far from the kind of success we want, but we’ve never been this close to it. I just want to end this with a reminder to take risks. Will Smith once said that God placed everything you want on the other side of the things you fear the most.
We’ve all seen the memes. The ones where ruddy-faced millionaires tell us how easy it is, to “click the link”, believe in yourself, and all in good time, you’ll be sipping Chardonnay by a cliffside lagoon surrounded by A-listers. Let’s be real—that’s complete bull. I don’t know about you guys, but I was raised on a ramshackle basement in the slums of Jersey City, New Jersey. People like me had to start so far down the ranks and I sure as hell am not taking advice from a guy who kickstarted his business with a “small loan of a million dollars.” They just don’t know what real people, people like you and me, who still put on our JC Penney pants one foot at a time, deal with just to get out of bed in the morning. For some of us, we question the purpose of rolling out of bed. What’s the point? I’m never going to be successful? There’s always someone better than me. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret, my friends, attentiveness in yourself is the most worthwhile investment you can make.
As the next Midnight Market rolls back around, we’re getting super excited and rallying more of our friends and family to experience the event. If you haven’t been to one, go! The first time we went was in February and we loved it so much that we invited a few of our friends to come with us to the next one in March. They did and they had an amazing time as well! The next event is on April 14th and it’s dessert-themed. (Teaser: You might see Alice in Wonderland or Willy Wonka.) We’ve invited more of our friends and family and we can’t wait to see what they have in store!
Here we are again with another gem from Darren Hardy that I would love to share with you all. As a lot of my readers are first-time entrepreneurs, this is going to be beneficial to a lot of you. For this post, I’m going to be writing about 4 characteristics of high-performing teams. I believe this is going to be valuable because as you scale your business, you’ll have to learn how to develop teams.
I know firsthand how a bad team can affect your progress; Your environment really does make a difference and birds of the same feather do flock together. When you’re on a team where they glorify “just try” instead of “actually do,” you’re in big trouble. You start accepting the mentality that even if you don’t get result, it’s okay as long as you try. This is a complete personal opinion of mine, but if you try and do something and you don’t achieve the results you should be getting, something is amiss. We make things happen. I don’t think it’s good thinking to feel good because you “tried” when what’s needed are results.
So, to help pave the way a bit, here are the 2 characteristics of high-performing teams yours should have:
A few weeks ago, I put out a quick update on Breaking Boundaries’ progress. We’ve gotten a lot clearer and more organized on the route we want to take, so we wanted to share the next few events with you. Last time, we also mentioned that big changes were coming soon and we wanted to briefly go over that.
These days, mostly everyone is on some sort of social community platform. Let’s take Facebook for example. According to the World Economic Forum, Facebook would be bigger than China if it was a country. To put that into perspective, China’s population in 2016 was 1,382,323,332 (Source: worldometers.info).
There are also platforms where we can find events near us like meetup.com or eventbrite.com. Why, then, do gamers and fans of eSports have trouble finding events geared towards their community? It’s because there isn’t a platform out there yet that is known enough to the gaming community that can bring like-minded gamers and fans together.
I’ve been on a hunt for a mentor for quite some time now. That little tidbit is actually quite surprising given I find it extremely hard to defer to someone else. In this post, we’ll talk about finding the right mentor for your business goals. Even though I haven’t found one yet, I still understand the importance of having a mentor. Through failed mentor/mentee relationships, I think I’ve figured out what works for me and I’d like to share them with you. It might save you some time in finding the right mentor for you and your business.