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The “Who” & “Why” people embark on Entrepreneurship

The “Who” & “Why” people embark on Entrepreneurship

Who is an entrepreneur? Why are they successful? Learn how failures build character and well-known entrepreneurs apply the lessons learned to become “successful.” (However, “success” is defined for every individual.) Whether they had to jump hurdles to overcome their life obstacles, “permanently halted” your businesses, or challenge naysayers trying to derail their focus on their goals, it was their why that fueled their actions towards their vision. Having a vision bigger than oneself to change the world, before the world knows that a change is needed or coming, is the why that fuels an entrepreneur to go after their dreams. Rumi stated “yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I want to change myself.” Your Travel Companions/Hosts debate about what makes a successful entrepreneur and the why. On a side note, what do insects or animals have to do with the attributes of entrepreneurship? Take your dose of X.T.C. and find out!

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.400 --> 00:00:05.280 Oh, welcome to the entrepreneurs trip, and we are EXTC. I'm Salanda, 2 00:00:05.559 --> 00:00:10.560 I'm Tristan and I'm Chris. And, as an entrepreneur starting and growing 3 00:00:10.640 --> 00:00:14.759 your business, you may have a destination, but the journey getting there can 4 00:00:14.800 --> 00:00:19.000 be a trip. We want to be your travel companions and injected those of 5 00:00:19.079 --> 00:00:25.280 EXTEC, as we explore real life conversations about navigating the world of entrepreneurship in 6 00:00:25.320 --> 00:00:30.239 the United States and the Caribbean. So, guys, I want to talk 7 00:00:30.280 --> 00:00:37.359 about them who's and why of entrepreneurship. All right, what you got for 8 00:00:37.439 --> 00:00:39.920 us, trusted? I'm gonna give you two seconds. I want you to 9 00:00:39.920 --> 00:00:45.399 think about the most successful entrepreneur that you know. Right, one, two, 10 00:00:45.520 --> 00:00:48.600 it should already be there, all right. So I got three for 11 00:00:48.799 --> 00:00:53.280 you, possible for and I'M gonna go with Jeff Bezos, right, Co 12 00:00:53.399 --> 00:00:57.079 founded Amazon in one thousand nine hundred and ninety four. We got a Bill 13 00:00:57.159 --> 00:01:02.719 Gates, and then I got for you the amazing Steve Jobs. Right. 14 00:01:03.600 --> 00:01:07.079 So, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, sorry, Chris, 15 00:01:07.120 --> 00:01:08.879 but you have a whole bunch of Carcasian man, you ain't got a 16 00:01:08.920 --> 00:01:18.159 representation there. Will happened to the Women Christian last favorite female business owner, 17 00:01:18.280 --> 00:01:27.280 Shannah, and try to bottom. Women are moving and shaking. We're billionaires 18 00:01:27.280 --> 00:01:32.719 to what? I'm not yet, but we all we're gonna be. We're 19 00:01:32.719 --> 00:01:36.799 gonna be. But what we arguing? We are. Finally that years there's 20 00:01:36.920 --> 00:01:41.040 more of us. There's definitely more of us. So did you guys think 21 00:01:41.079 --> 00:01:45.280 about your entrepreneurs Yep, so let's keep it real. Was Your as a 22 00:01:45.319 --> 00:01:53.439 woman, though? All three are women. So what actually? The first 23 00:01:53.480 --> 00:02:00.680 one that comes to mind is who here this bro when free, I would 24 00:02:00.719 --> 00:02:06.480 even think of US entrepreneur though, like, and that's funny, I just 25 00:02:06.480 --> 00:02:09.280 looking allowed to PA. She's always giving away something like. I'm not even 26 00:02:09.280 --> 00:02:15.840 thinking, like some really old ball and all the stout stuff. You got 27 00:02:15.840 --> 00:02:25.319 a small back from the businesses said she's creating. I'm ANA give it, 28 00:02:25.319 --> 00:02:30.360 I'm ANA give it. That's definitely that's definitely a great one. I'm only 29 00:02:30.360 --> 00:02:32.400 take one more from you. Know, don't be saying now, but my 30 00:02:32.439 --> 00:02:38.120 opera. You know, I think that's crazy, but that's where it is. 31 00:02:38.120 --> 00:02:40.879 I think sometimes we take these people from granted. To a certain extent 32 00:02:40.919 --> 00:02:45.520 we forget that these people are peep right. So that when you said Oprah, 33 00:02:45.680 --> 00:02:49.919 was like Oh Shit, she is an entrepreneur, like like it just 34 00:02:50.000 --> 00:02:53.080 hit. Feels like that because, like I said, when I think Oprah, 35 00:02:53.120 --> 00:02:57.240 I just think like you know, she's just a great philanthropist. I 36 00:02:57.240 --> 00:03:01.439 didn't even think about her and entrepree, nor sense. I'M gonna do. 37 00:03:01.520 --> 00:03:07.680 You earn that one. Who's your entrepreneur? Now I feel like I'm playing 38 00:03:07.759 --> 00:03:23.280 enough political games. Do not do it. Hmm, let's say. Let's 39 00:03:23.280 --> 00:03:30.280 go with Jeff Bezos, is ex wife, who has really who has taken 40 00:03:30.319 --> 00:03:37.759 an opportunity and now is given back philanthropically to all these universities, multimillion dollar 41 00:03:37.840 --> 00:03:42.680 grants. I guess that's mark for a lot of philanthropy, but I didn't 42 00:03:42.680 --> 00:03:52.280 want to rest it. Behind every billionaire man is a powerful woman. That's 43 00:03:53.319 --> 00:04:05.039 that's we race only that. No, we do behind a great entrepreneur, 44 00:04:05.039 --> 00:04:10.039 I feel like there is there is a great support person, there is a 45 00:04:10.039 --> 00:04:14.280 great support person and the people that we just mentioned. I want to recap 46 00:04:14.520 --> 00:04:17.240 my three and the reason why I want to we CAAP my three is because 47 00:04:17.240 --> 00:04:23.160 when we think about entrepreneurs, it's the conversation always starts exactly the way I 48 00:04:23.279 --> 00:04:30.439 was just about success, about success. My home girl, Slan gave us 49 00:04:30.439 --> 00:04:33.399 a real story to last time we spoke as she talked about failures and how 50 00:04:33.439 --> 00:04:40.079 she felt flat on her face. She's still pretty these falls only build character 51 00:04:40.600 --> 00:04:45.360 and that's all it we could do. Let's talk about Jeff Bezos real quickly, 52 00:04:45.959 --> 00:04:47.199 I believe. Let me look at this note real quick. In Two 53 00:04:47.240 --> 00:04:54.920 thousand and twenty he started a triple a game company called crucible. It flopped. 54 00:04:55.040 --> 00:04:59.399 But you know what they do is that we crying phenomenal ways of saying 55 00:04:59.399 --> 00:05:03.040 that we failed. They said it started in May and by October two thousand 56 00:05:03.079 --> 00:05:09.360 and twenty it permanently halted. Explain that to me. Do you see the 57 00:05:09.399 --> 00:05:17.199 word permanent? Yeah, it's like how thin temporary becomes permanent in Evulgian islands. 58 00:05:17.319 --> 00:05:24.600 Right, we're not going to talk about that. The trip down that 59 00:05:24.720 --> 00:05:33.160 roll watch the PLOTHOLE. So that was one that he technically fail that. 60 00:05:33.240 --> 00:05:38.120 Another one is Amazon. I believe. What was it? Two Thousand and 61 00:05:38.160 --> 00:05:43.480 fourteen? Amazon. Everybody's in the phone business and Amazon was taking their shot 62 00:05:43.519 --> 00:05:49.240 at the Amazon fire phone. I'll wait for it all. Wait for bill 63 00:05:49.319 --> 00:05:54.480 get when you look up Bill Gates, I think one of his most I 64 00:05:54.519 --> 00:05:59.120 think it is, is popular failure and it speaks to his character and I 65 00:05:59.160 --> 00:06:02.279 think is a great character building on plot and throughout his story. Whenever we 66 00:06:02.439 --> 00:06:08.040 look him up and it's traffic, old data. And the reason why I'm 67 00:06:08.079 --> 00:06:11.839 saying that is because I think he wasn't about eight grade when him and his 68 00:06:11.839 --> 00:06:16.879 friend Mr Allen created this company. Right, they were in ten and eight 69 00:06:17.000 --> 00:06:21.279 grade. Why are we measuring their failure in the ten and eight Greade? 70 00:06:21.480 --> 00:06:25.800 Eight, great, you see what I'm saying, but they started a company 71 00:06:25.839 --> 00:06:31.560 in time. An error, but that's yeah, so we the only thing. 72 00:06:31.600 --> 00:06:34.439 We look at his Bill Gates and we think Microsoft. We don't look 73 00:06:34.480 --> 00:06:40.399 at from eight grade. He was failing. From eight grade he was failing. 74 00:06:40.399 --> 00:06:43.439 We're not even to talk about the hight, the college dropout. From 75 00:06:43.519 --> 00:06:46.439 eighth grade, he was failing. You see what I'm saying, and that's 76 00:06:46.519 --> 00:06:51.240 just it. Um what was I think they pulled a net total loss of 77 00:06:51.279 --> 00:06:56.399 three thousand, four hundred and ninety four dollars. I'm not even going to 78 00:06:56.480 --> 00:07:00.240 go down to the sense if they was sense. But what makes sense about 79 00:07:00.360 --> 00:07:05.720 this is that they were smart enough to pull out at Threezero and for three 80 00:07:05.759 --> 00:07:11.959 thousand four hundred and ninety four h three thousand, four hundred and ninety four 81 00:07:11.959 --> 00:07:15.600 dollars in the whole it made sense at that point in time to payment. 82 00:07:16.720 --> 00:07:25.480 Yeah, and that's you said. So when we think about entrepreneurs, oh, 83 00:07:25.600 --> 00:07:29.639 almost forgot, Steve Jobs, the guy got fired from the company to 84 00:07:29.639 --> 00:07:34.240 come out to the company, built a computer, the cube, the cue. 85 00:07:34.720 --> 00:07:39.600 That was perfectly cute, that's what it was, just perfectly cute, 86 00:07:39.680 --> 00:07:46.040 but didn't have the software to run it. Wow, he failed. However, 87 00:07:46.560 --> 00:07:54.199 in time, in time and endurance, we become successful, and that 88 00:07:54.399 --> 00:07:59.480 to me is a WHO and wise. So we think about the WHO's of 89 00:07:59.639 --> 00:08:05.639 entrepreneurship, but we never think about one why they did it right, because 90 00:08:05.680 --> 00:08:07.720 they all had great reasons as so why it is? Or they wanted to 91 00:08:07.720 --> 00:08:11.399 make some kind of change. That's so, why it is that they did 92 00:08:11.439 --> 00:08:16.399 these things right. Hum. But we don't count that. They failed and 93 00:08:16.439 --> 00:08:22.519 they endure. They in door, and that's what this is about. Jump 94 00:08:22.560 --> 00:08:30.439 in here because as you're talking Christian, it's you know, you make a 95 00:08:30.480 --> 00:08:33.879 really, really good point and it reminds me of the recent movie that was 96 00:08:33.919 --> 00:08:41.480 just released, King Richard M Right, Venus and Serena's Dad, and Serena 97 00:08:41.679 --> 00:08:48.440 happens to be a black millionaire who is at Tristan, since you seem to 98 00:08:48.480 --> 00:08:58.559 need some diversity of those that are failing but succeeding, but the right when 99 00:08:58.639 --> 00:09:03.360 you think of Serena Williams, you you think of a woman who has had 100 00:09:03.360 --> 00:09:11.039 over twenty something Grand Slam titles, who has her own clothing line, who 101 00:09:11.120 --> 00:09:15.440 owned steak in the Miami Dolphins in a UCF, you think of all of 102 00:09:15.440 --> 00:09:20.879 her successes and what I loved about that movie is that it's showed their starts 103 00:09:22.000 --> 00:09:28.559 were humble, starting on the tennis courts in Compton, where Richard got beat 104 00:09:28.639 --> 00:09:33.200 up from the people in the community. But he would still take his girls 105 00:09:33.200 --> 00:09:37.519 out there, he would still try to protect his girls, he would still 106 00:09:37.639 --> 00:09:43.559 try to instill skills and persistence and keeping focused on the vision. Like he 107 00:09:43.679 --> 00:09:50.039 knew, Venus and Serena, we're going to change the world of tennis. 108 00:09:50.080 --> 00:09:56.120 Before the world knew that they were going to change the world of tennis. 109 00:09:56.919 --> 00:10:01.600 But they failed. They failed consistently, and it's through that failure that you 110 00:10:01.840 --> 00:10:07.360 learn lessons to once you get back up, you have an experience like, 111 00:10:07.399 --> 00:10:13.440 okay, Oh, now I a'm gonna do that again. Maybe I need 112 00:10:13.480 --> 00:10:18.440 to tweek how I do that, and I guess I really admire Serena and 113 00:10:18.559 --> 00:10:22.320 Venus because I do play tennis and you know, I to play a kind 114 00:10:22.320 --> 00:10:28.639 of gator right sidebar that I play. Kenny gator is a public tennis court 115 00:10:28.639 --> 00:10:33.120 here on St Core, you s Virgin Islands, and it's on a road 116 00:10:33.200 --> 00:10:35.960 where there's a lot of traffic and I play in the morning, so most 117 00:10:35.960 --> 00:10:41.360 people are commuting to work. Now, let me tell you if I can 118 00:10:41.519 --> 00:10:46.080 get twenty five cents for every time traffic stop because of the light and some 119 00:10:46.200 --> 00:10:50.879 man wants to tell me how to hit the ball. Don't hit it too 120 00:10:50.919 --> 00:10:56.039 hot, don't hit it do stop, don't come out on the court. 121 00:10:56.039 --> 00:11:01.399 That's my response. Put Up, I just want to jump in, because 122 00:11:01.399 --> 00:11:07.720 that's more. That's my so why is it? This is the one thing 123 00:11:07.720 --> 00:11:13.000 about being the entrepreneur. Also, was it always the people that's not doing 124 00:11:13.039 --> 00:11:20.759 it telling us how? I'll wait. There's a permanently wait. There's a 125 00:11:20.879 --> 00:11:24.879 Chinese proverb that says he who says it cannot be done to not interrupt the 126 00:11:24.919 --> 00:11:33.320 person doing it. And basically everybody's going to have an opinion. And Yeah, 127 00:11:33.679 --> 00:11:37.039 it's usually the people who don't have something to show for themselves if people 128 00:11:37.080 --> 00:11:41.240 are in a better spot than you. They won't. They won't. They 129 00:11:41.279 --> 00:11:46.600 want on you. If, if people who are jealous of where you are 130 00:11:46.600 --> 00:11:50.840 and where you're going and what your goals are, those are the people who 131 00:11:50.879 --> 00:11:56.559 start talking behind your back. So remads me Avatar movie on Tall Blue People. 132 00:11:56.799 --> 00:12:01.600 Yep, so you guys saw. Yeah, hope this reference. Okay. 133 00:12:01.639 --> 00:12:05.360 So do you remember that there's an Apex Predator, the really big bird, 134 00:12:07.440 --> 00:12:11.039 right, and remember towards ending he got the big bird and they would 135 00:12:11.080 --> 00:12:13.639 like, how do shit did you do that? And he was like, 136 00:12:13.679 --> 00:12:18.159 you know, when you're an Apex Predator, you never look up. You 137 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:22.240 remember go up because there's nobody above you. You see what I'm saying? 138 00:12:24.159 --> 00:12:28.000 And that's what it is like when you get there, when you're the Oprah's 139 00:12:28.360 --> 00:12:33.799 that's why I can't even look as open as I dinnore because I still down 140 00:12:33.879 --> 00:12:37.480 look off at her. He said, I'm saying right here, yeah, 141 00:12:37.519 --> 00:12:43.320 but she didn't start there. No about definitely understand that. Definitely, definitely 142 00:12:43.399 --> 00:12:46.559 understand that, and I do with my work, because she's one of them, 143 00:12:46.559 --> 00:12:50.080 and being an entrepreneurs and, just like we say, putting in work, 144 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:54.639 but it's about endurance. Yes, and here's the next question for you, 145 00:12:54.759 --> 00:12:58.879 and we're gonna jump into it a little later, right, and I 146 00:12:58.000 --> 00:13:03.600 want to know if there's any animal, anything that you can be insect anything, 147 00:13:03.639 --> 00:13:07.960 what would you be think about it from now? All right, but 148 00:13:07.080 --> 00:13:09.360 what I do want to share with you, I can tell you about, 149 00:13:09.519 --> 00:13:16.159 is that the WHO of these entrepreneur nouris or entrepreneurs, their risk takers. 150 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:20.639 That's what they are. You. So I'm saying King Richard, the same 151 00:13:20.679 --> 00:13:22.960 thing. He took the risk when that happened the first time, was beating 152 00:13:24.000 --> 00:13:28.080 up. It didn't stop them from going back, it didn't stop them from 153 00:13:28.120 --> 00:13:33.000 continuously on person very to whatever our goal is, whatever our passion was, 154 00:13:33.159 --> 00:13:35.960 whatever it is. I hate saying was because it makes it seem as if 155 00:13:35.000 --> 00:13:39.720 they're like past tense. All right, so one of our passion is, 156 00:13:41.120 --> 00:13:43.080 you know, and we could have more than one passions, you know. 157 00:13:43.240 --> 00:13:48.879 And that's just it, though. It's about US taking that risk. Now 158 00:13:48.919 --> 00:13:56.000 the question is why, the why? That's a deep art and reason, 159 00:13:56.039 --> 00:14:03.320 I'm saying. But the dream is compelling. That that there why is they 160 00:14:03.480 --> 00:14:09.440 can see in their minds eye what it is that they want to accomplish or 161 00:14:09.480 --> 00:14:13.039 what it is that they want to contribute. Rain and love, that word, 162 00:14:13.399 --> 00:14:18.759 their passion. Right. I was talking to a friend recently and I 163 00:14:18.759 --> 00:14:24.080 said it's one thing to start a business because you want to make money. 164 00:14:24.000 --> 00:14:28.159 When I started my first business, I was like, Oh, you know, 165 00:14:28.159 --> 00:14:31.240 I'm a single mom, I need to be making more money so I 166 00:14:31.240 --> 00:14:37.519 can support my daughter. Right, that's a really good reason. Right. 167 00:14:37.559 --> 00:14:41.840 This time, when I started the business with my daughter, it wasn't for 168 00:14:41.879 --> 00:14:50.320 me to make money, it was for me to create a legacy of generational 169 00:14:50.480 --> 00:14:56.039 wealth where my daughter doesn't have to struggle the way I struggle. But my 170 00:14:56.159 --> 00:15:01.000 grandkids that I don't know yet or my great grandkids that I don't know yet, 171 00:15:01.159 --> 00:15:05.759 also don't have to struggle. So if I can make that's my wife, 172 00:15:05.440 --> 00:15:11.799 that's my whine out. So if you're different, perfect, why too 173 00:15:11.480 --> 00:15:18.840 with what mean this? Hmm, I felt that one was a lot. 174 00:15:18.080 --> 00:15:28.360 I felt your second portion, I would say, yes, okay, well, 175 00:15:28.399 --> 00:15:30.600 I would to dump it this way and the way that I want to 176 00:15:30.639 --> 00:15:37.080 jump it is I think. I think they remember our conversation. What was 177 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:39.960 it? Couple nights before new years? I think I'm not to that, 178 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:46.559 I feel yet I think so. I think a lot of people hop into 179 00:15:46.600 --> 00:15:54.159 this entrepreneurship thinking about we want to make money, we want to do something 180 00:15:54.240 --> 00:16:00.480 more, and that that is where it is, where we experience our failures, 181 00:16:00.480 --> 00:16:04.039 because we're in it for I want to say that external we're in it 182 00:16:04.080 --> 00:16:08.519 for the money that's supposed to do something else. What I love about your 183 00:16:08.519 --> 00:16:12.120 story is when you were deal with Rusk, you you said it right. 184 00:16:14.080 --> 00:16:18.600 You have toen in this one. This one is passion. I want to 185 00:16:18.639 --> 00:16:23.600 create a legacy, a legacy, and this is the second part as to 186 00:16:23.679 --> 00:16:29.159 the why. Most of us who are entrepreneurs, it's passion, yes, 187 00:16:29.360 --> 00:16:33.279 but there's a change that we want to have, there's a change that we 188 00:16:33.360 --> 00:16:37.879 want to see. So was there? I don't want to see. It's 189 00:16:37.919 --> 00:16:41.840 their legacy before. I know you. That was amazing. Is An amazing 190 00:16:41.919 --> 00:16:45.000 artist, although he might be in pause right now, not permanently, just 191 00:16:45.039 --> 00:16:52.159 on pause what like. That was one aspect of that legacy. But here 192 00:16:52.200 --> 00:16:56.240 we're talking about generation of wealth. There was a change that that wasn't there 193 00:16:56.320 --> 00:16:59.919 before. Correct me if I'm wrong, because I want to see. I'm 194 00:16:59.960 --> 00:17:06.440 assuming on this point, but that's and that's how I feel. See how 195 00:17:06.480 --> 00:17:11.359 I did that. I see how. That's how I think that is that 196 00:17:11.440 --> 00:17:15.720 once we want to get to this point now where we're doing what we're passionate 197 00:17:15.799 --> 00:17:21.759 and about that can create the change that we want, that's when locomes successful. 198 00:17:22.680 --> 00:17:26.880 That's when it makes a difference. So Chris even spoke about not doing 199 00:17:26.960 --> 00:17:32.559 it the right way and I told I told Chris before, like there's no 200 00:17:32.759 --> 00:17:37.319 right way. Wait, right, yeah, it's about our passion. You 201 00:17:37.400 --> 00:17:41.680 made that jump from marketing to do a documentary. I would have never done 202 00:17:41.720 --> 00:17:47.720 that because documentaries aren't I'm passion I'm growing to love them, but they aren't 203 00:17:47.720 --> 00:17:51.480 my passion. Yep, and and just hear you tell that story, I 204 00:17:51.559 --> 00:17:56.559 was like, man, Chris did that and it worked for Chris. But 205 00:17:56.720 --> 00:18:02.160 this trip, although we're not in it alone, you made that. That's 206 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:04.599 that's the journey that only you could have made. I can't do the same 207 00:18:04.640 --> 00:18:08.920 thing that you did. You so because we're not passionate about the same thing. 208 00:18:10.240 --> 00:18:12.359 I had this brid idea. I just wanted to TV stays and I 209 00:18:12.480 --> 00:18:18.279 was going to do this. This is how it doesn't work the same for 210 00:18:18.319 --> 00:18:21.400 everybody, because you could have been like now I'm gonna do my TV station, 211 00:18:21.559 --> 00:18:25.480 but that's not your passion, Yep, and that's what the difference is. 212 00:18:25.519 --> 00:18:29.640 So we take the risk, in the things that we believe in, 213 00:18:30.039 --> 00:18:33.440 in our passions, to create a change. And that's the WHO and why 214 00:18:33.680 --> 00:18:38.079 entrepreneurs are. Where the people that take the risk to create a change, 215 00:18:38.079 --> 00:18:42.480 that to create the change that we want to see. HMM, and I'm 216 00:18:42.519 --> 00:18:52.839 a thought to you now, Chris. I'm just let you say that's I'll 217 00:18:52.880 --> 00:19:02.559 wait. Problem for me. I do have a problem. Got So this 218 00:19:02.920 --> 00:19:07.079 is a quote by from translated from Roomy, but it says yesterday I was 219 00:19:07.119 --> 00:19:11.240 clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am why? 220 00:19:11.440 --> 00:19:15.359 So I am changing myself. HMM. And the reason I say that is 221 00:19:15.839 --> 00:19:19.079 and tier point, trustening. Yes, you, you are right, there 222 00:19:19.160 --> 00:19:27.839 is no right or wrong way to become an entrepreneur, but I would somehow 223 00:19:27.839 --> 00:19:33.240 what argue that there is is maybe a right or wrong why, and you're 224 00:19:33.319 --> 00:19:38.039 reasoning forgetting absolutely that. I think it's more, you know, based on 225 00:19:38.079 --> 00:19:44.200 what we were talking about here, is is more, because I mean talked 226 00:19:44.200 --> 00:19:48.640 about entrepreneurship is an easy and if you are not passionate about, you know, 227 00:19:48.839 --> 00:19:53.279 the product or service you're selling or what your end goal is. Then 228 00:19:53.319 --> 00:19:59.640 those hard times which you're most likely, as most entrepreneurs experience, are going 229 00:19:59.680 --> 00:20:03.200 to have hard times. How do you motivate yourself past those? And I 230 00:20:03.200 --> 00:20:10.240 think that's potentially the difference between a success in a failure. Is a failure? 231 00:20:10.279 --> 00:20:14.759 Even, Tristan, you were mentioning, you know, the various entrepreneurs 232 00:20:14.799 --> 00:20:19.119 and their quote unquote failures. But there why was still intact? Right if 233 00:20:19.160 --> 00:20:22.400 they were just focused on the idea of like the creating, you know, 234 00:20:22.440 --> 00:20:26.200 the technical product or what have you, and it's like, Oh, this 235 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:29.279 doesn't work, so I guess we're done. But the fact that they had 236 00:20:29.279 --> 00:20:33.119 that vision, that why. That's you know, as an entrepreneur you have 237 00:20:33.200 --> 00:20:37.079 to yet failure is almost welcome, but you just have to fail fast and 238 00:20:37.119 --> 00:20:44.160 fail smart, ring where when you get back up, you don't you don't 239 00:20:44.599 --> 00:20:49.039 place that accountability of why you failed on somebody else and you've got are nothing. 240 00:20:49.240 --> 00:20:52.160 Very good point, and that's a very good point, because what happens 241 00:20:52.200 --> 00:20:55.720 source in life. A lot of times, I've ever one. We're on 242 00:20:55.839 --> 00:20:59.279 group projects and we don't get a good great wels. Look at somebody else, 243 00:20:59.319 --> 00:21:02.480 like man I to get a good grade because instead of having two hundred 244 00:21:02.480 --> 00:21:12.160 and fifty words s a lot of road zero for that's it's like. I 245 00:21:12.200 --> 00:21:15.000 just feel like we haven't played to our strengths, and now we know if 246 00:21:15.039 --> 00:21:19.079 that that's the case. We position play, that's what I call it. 247 00:21:19.079 --> 00:21:23.440 In all position play. You don't want your quarterback running wide receiver, right, 248 00:21:23.519 --> 00:21:27.759 you know you don't want your running back as your quarterback, even though 249 00:21:27.759 --> 00:21:32.720 you might be able to throw the ball. That's besides the point. What 250 00:21:32.880 --> 00:21:37.160 we all fit our cog like like, fit our cog in to that machine. 251 00:21:37.200 --> 00:21:40.920 It's what balanced and that's what it is about. is about us just 252 00:21:41.039 --> 00:21:45.039 playing our parts and do the best that we can. And once we're doing 253 00:21:45.079 --> 00:21:47.839 the best that we can, if it doesn't work, what are you gonna 254 00:21:47.880 --> 00:21:51.519 say? Well, yeah, here's what it is, that I might have 255 00:21:51.640 --> 00:21:53.599 been able to do better, but I wouldn't have known that up until that 256 00:21:53.640 --> 00:21:57.480 point because I didn't fail it. You should, I'm saying so when we 257 00:21:57.559 --> 00:22:00.640 fail, loosing is like winning. Accept you learn more. So when we 258 00:22:00.720 --> 00:22:04.400 failed and we're able to discern the fact that, oh, wait, so 259 00:22:04.440 --> 00:22:07.920 I was doing this, but here's where it is that I need to focus 260 00:22:07.960 --> 00:22:12.799 a little more on instead of worrying about Salana, Shelana's aspect. Oh well, 261 00:22:12.839 --> 00:22:17.720 this, this person did this or that person. Is that like you're 262 00:22:17.759 --> 00:22:22.759 saying? It's it's what was it? I became wise and focused on myself. 263 00:22:22.960 --> 00:22:25.559 Yeah, yesterday I was Claire. I want to change the world. 264 00:22:25.680 --> 00:22:27.640 Yesterday, so I and I was clever. At today I'm wise, so 265 00:22:27.680 --> 00:22:33.400 I'm changing myself. And that's what it is like. On it really brings 266 00:22:33.440 --> 00:22:37.519 it home to me. It's a getting your passion our self, reflection on 267 00:22:38.200 --> 00:22:41.640 and really a truly like we have no one else to blame about ourselves if 268 00:22:41.720 --> 00:22:47.160 we fail refused to learn from our failures. Nobody else could teach us, 269 00:22:47.160 --> 00:22:52.519 I mean could teach us about us from our failings better than us, like 270 00:22:52.599 --> 00:22:56.279 you could. People could point out different aspects of things. However, it's 271 00:22:56.279 --> 00:22:59.599 when we realize, when we accept hey, you know, this is why 272 00:22:59.640 --> 00:23:03.599 I'm this is what it is that I did. You know, then I 273 00:23:03.599 --> 00:23:07.920 could better navigate my jerk. You know? Uh Huh. So well, 274 00:23:07.920 --> 00:23:11.680 on the for you really quit. Go ahead, you look at yes, 275 00:23:11.839 --> 00:23:15.240 understand, I do. I do you, guys. You guys got me 276 00:23:15.319 --> 00:23:21.359 thinking. You guys got me thinking. And you know, to Chris's point, 277 00:23:21.400 --> 00:23:26.519 with the quote and working on the person. You know, I think 278 00:23:26.559 --> 00:23:30.000 we alluded to it in the last episode, where when you decide to become 279 00:23:30.079 --> 00:23:36.680 an entrepreneur, yes, you may be starting and growing up business that provides 280 00:23:36.920 --> 00:23:41.359 services, products or whatever it is that you're offering to your client. But 281 00:23:41.440 --> 00:23:48.119 if we take that perspective a step further, talking about the white take it 282 00:23:48.160 --> 00:23:52.759 a step further, what is the impact we're hoping to have in the world? 283 00:23:53.640 --> 00:23:57.319 But you said in the world. You're saying in the world. When 284 00:23:57.400 --> 00:24:03.359 the world? You know their heads with it's but listen, the world can 285 00:24:03.400 --> 00:24:07.599 be relative it. Your world could be your family, your world could be 286 00:24:07.599 --> 00:24:11.000 your community, your world could be your island, your world can be your 287 00:24:11.079 --> 00:24:17.920 nation, your world can be International. It doesn't matter how you define your 288 00:24:17.960 --> 00:24:22.759 world. What is that impact that you're hoping to have? And you talked 289 00:24:22.759 --> 00:24:27.799 about Microsoft in the beginning, right, and most entrepreneurs and most businesses say 290 00:24:27.839 --> 00:24:32.599 you need to have a mission statement, and usually the mission statement is surrounding 291 00:24:32.640 --> 00:24:37.400 whatever they feel their purposes or what they're they're hoping to accomplish. What the 292 00:24:37.440 --> 00:24:41.119 impact they're hoping to have? Microsoft's corporate mission? Now, what kind of 293 00:24:41.119 --> 00:24:45.480 business is Microsoft? We all know what kind of bass say. Well, 294 00:24:45.480 --> 00:24:48.079 I think most were going to about like we're in a computer business, but 295 00:24:48.279 --> 00:24:55.559 I believe they're in a software business. Okay, Microsoft corporate mission is to 296 00:24:55.759 --> 00:25:06.240 empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. So it's 297 00:25:06.319 --> 00:25:10.839 bigger than the products. It's big where. Is bigger than the hard way? 298 00:25:11.160 --> 00:25:18.079 Is that's there. Why? Yeah, that is powerful and as entrepreneurs 299 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:22.000 that, if we're coming from that perspective, what is the impact I want 300 00:25:22.039 --> 00:25:26.440 to have in the world? The products of the services we provide is just 301 00:25:26.480 --> 00:25:33.599 the means right able to make that impact. And I think one thing that 302 00:25:33.599 --> 00:25:37.400 I want to make sure as an't kind of lost on our audience here is 303 00:25:37.440 --> 00:25:42.160 the the WHO we defined to be in a successful entrepreneur. Obviously, for 304 00:25:44.079 --> 00:25:48.279 relatability, we all named, you know, kind of some of the most 305 00:25:48.359 --> 00:25:52.039 famous entrepreneurs here and you know, you could add a couple others still list 306 00:25:52.079 --> 00:25:57.119 of founders of facebook and Google and everything like that. Right, entrepreneurs come 307 00:25:57.160 --> 00:26:00.880 in all shapes and form and this definition of success comes in all shapes and 308 00:26:00.920 --> 00:26:06.440 forms. So there may be somebody in your, you know, hometown or 309 00:26:06.440 --> 00:26:11.440 in your community who, by you know, Shaunda's definition. How do you 310 00:26:11.480 --> 00:26:15.839 want to change the world? May Be impacting that community on incredibly, you 311 00:26:15.880 --> 00:26:22.240 know, intense and a level that's really helping that community. That would never 312 00:26:22.319 --> 00:26:26.119 be mentioned in a conversation with an opera or a Bill Gates or what have 313 00:26:26.200 --> 00:26:30.759 you, because they, you know, they haven't achieved that that financial or 314 00:26:30.799 --> 00:26:36.920 that that notoriety success. So, but it doesn't mean that their impact is 315 00:26:36.960 --> 00:26:41.039 any less. Exactly. That they have on the people that they touch, 316 00:26:41.160 --> 00:26:48.559 Yep, is meaningful and that's that's kind of my point. Is the definition 317 00:26:48.559 --> 00:26:52.759 of success. You shouldn't feel like a failure if you've helped your community. 318 00:26:52.839 --> 00:26:56.000 But having, you know, made the next Tesla car or whatever, you 319 00:26:56.039 --> 00:27:02.240 know what I mean. Your the fact that you have change somebody's life or 320 00:27:02.319 --> 00:27:08.160 impacting somebody in a positive way like that alone is a success. It is. 321 00:27:08.160 --> 00:27:11.079 And also, I think one of the points, two we were talking 322 00:27:11.160 --> 00:27:17.359 about self to Christ is just that remember, it's about I don't it's not 323 00:27:17.400 --> 00:27:21.680 completely about self, but a great part of it is self, because what 324 00:27:21.799 --> 00:27:26.240 we're not going to do is allow an external person to define what our standards 325 00:27:26.279 --> 00:27:30.279 are. You said. I'm saying because a lot of times we adhere to 326 00:27:30.359 --> 00:27:36.279 what the want to say, society calls or deemed success. Yep. So 327 00:27:36.400 --> 00:27:38.680 where that would have been, we have to make x amount of dollars, 328 00:27:38.720 --> 00:27:41.720 or you have to do whatever it is, or you got to hit this 329 00:27:41.799 --> 00:27:48.559 status quo. When to ourselves if we accomplished smaller goals reach, there's a 330 00:27:48.559 --> 00:27:55.240 lot of people that that find themselves more fulfilled when they reached and they know 331 00:27:55.319 --> 00:27:59.759 that they've touched one individual, Yep, and that makes the world of a 332 00:27:59.759 --> 00:28:07.319 difference to them because they know who they touch and that's within themselves, you 333 00:28:07.440 --> 00:28:10.160 know, kind of way. So when we set our goals, sometimes we 334 00:28:10.240 --> 00:28:15.440 need to set our goals for ourselves and not necessarily a societal goal. When 335 00:28:15.480 --> 00:28:19.359 I first spoke about researching how much money I wanted to make for a year 336 00:28:19.440 --> 00:28:25.640 in order to be successful, that eighty five, that Eightyzero plus benchmark, 337 00:28:26.039 --> 00:28:30.519 was a societal or benchmark and not my benchmark. When I did a couple 338 00:28:30.640 --> 00:28:33.759 weddings, when I did this and people seem to be really happy with their 339 00:28:33.839 --> 00:28:38.319 videos, I probably made less than Fifteenzero for the year. I mean it 340 00:28:38.480 --> 00:28:41.960 was I didn't make nothing, to tell you truth, and I was so 341 00:28:41.079 --> 00:28:45.960 happy about what it is that I made, not the fact that I have 342 00:28:45.079 --> 00:28:49.400 to pay back because I wasn't make anything, but when you look at like 343 00:28:49.519 --> 00:28:52.519 the body of work, when you look at the memories that are preserved for 344 00:28:52.559 --> 00:28:59.759 these people on those grounds, you've captured it. The money, money can 345 00:28:59.839 --> 00:29:03.680 pay for those moments. Money, there's no amount of money that could pay 346 00:29:03.839 --> 00:29:07.559 me for my friendship with Shelana, and she was a part of that journey 347 00:29:07.559 --> 00:29:11.640 back then. You see what I'm saying, and that's just it. When 348 00:29:11.640 --> 00:29:33.640 we went about a million. Right now, Tristan, let's getting what's yeah, 349 00:29:33.680 --> 00:29:37.559 but that's that's just it all, and that's where we placed the ourselves 350 00:29:37.640 --> 00:29:42.440 in it. That that selflessness, that that our goals are passionate. Again, 351 00:29:42.480 --> 00:29:45.200 it goes back to me. For me, goes back the same to 352 00:29:45.279 --> 00:29:51.359 the same things. So she landa way earlier. Guys, I asked the 353 00:29:51.440 --> 00:29:56.119 question, and the question was what kind of animal, insect, anything, 354 00:29:56.160 --> 00:29:59.880 if you could be what would you be? And I'm gonna hit you with 355 00:30:00.119 --> 00:30:07.119 the very great question why. When we did those long essays, you were 356 00:30:07.200 --> 00:30:11.160 like, if you could be anything, why you could do this? And 357 00:30:11.160 --> 00:30:12.759 then they got why, the little parents. He's like, wowm gonna say 358 00:30:12.799 --> 00:30:18.160 why. I just want to be a fireman. I forget about that. 359 00:30:18.319 --> 00:30:26.839 So I got like, Chris, go first. I kind of have forgot 360 00:30:26.839 --> 00:30:30.759 about this too. That's how you know it was good. I don't know. 361 00:30:33.599 --> 00:30:38.640 Huh, do I know? We need the temparty song playing. Okay, 362 00:30:38.680 --> 00:30:41.079 I think I think I have an answer. If you need more time, 363 00:30:41.160 --> 00:30:45.480 Chris, yes, go ahead. I Like I she threw it to 364 00:30:45.559 --> 00:30:47.920 you. Got Hurt Time. I was like, you know what, Chris, 365 00:30:47.920 --> 00:30:51.440 I'm a saying, yeah, how can you time to think about it? 366 00:30:51.680 --> 00:30:56.160 Know, the first thing that comes to mind for me is a butterfly. 367 00:30:56.920 --> 00:31:00.759 HMM, symbolized this change. Let's go. It's symbolized this change, 368 00:31:00.759 --> 00:31:07.400 but in its very beginnings, right, it's like not the most attractive, 369 00:31:07.519 --> 00:31:15.039 to be honest, right, but when you have it surrounded by that cocoon, 370 00:31:15.200 --> 00:31:18.519 you're like what the heck is going on inside? And I think that's 371 00:31:18.559 --> 00:31:22.920 a that's how entrepreneurship is a lot of the Times. You know, you 372 00:31:23.119 --> 00:31:29.960 have this big idea and then you start doing the work and you start feeling 373 00:31:30.160 --> 00:31:36.440 some of the crunches and you realize this shit can be really, really hard, 374 00:31:36.519 --> 00:31:41.160 and so we tend to put ourselves in a cocoon. We tend to 375 00:31:41.160 --> 00:31:45.880 get very singularly focused on. Okay, this is the work I need to 376 00:31:45.920 --> 00:31:49.640 do, this is the business I need to grow. We get we we 377 00:31:49.839 --> 00:31:53.359 put our spells in a cocoon, which is a good thing and a bad 378 00:31:53.400 --> 00:31:56.720 thing. It's a good thing in that it allows you to do that inner 379 00:31:56.839 --> 00:32:01.920 growth right that we were talking about as an individual, as a person. 380 00:32:04.039 --> 00:32:07.640 The downside is that you don't you don't you're not open to having others at 381 00:32:07.680 --> 00:32:14.799 that point right to support you through that cocoun process. But the cocoon process 382 00:32:14.839 --> 00:32:19.480 is important. And then once you're able and ready and strong enough to really 383 00:32:19.640 --> 00:32:24.079 open up that cacoone and fly. It's a beautiful thing to see right, 384 00:32:24.240 --> 00:32:32.960 right now. And so I like the butterfly because of those reasons. But 385 00:32:34.079 --> 00:32:37.880 I know, I believe butterflies have pretty short life spans right the Lispentry, 386 00:32:38.440 --> 00:32:44.720 as long as it enjoyed its life. So it's not the one city of 387 00:32:44.839 --> 00:32:52.319 the life, but the wow would be life, that impact of that transformation, 388 00:32:53.240 --> 00:32:57.359 because I mean when you think about it, when you when you go 389 00:32:57.400 --> 00:33:00.680 out into a field or you see a butterfly, eight usually like get a 390 00:33:00.720 --> 00:33:07.559 smile on your face. Really Yeah, right, look at the butterfly but 391 00:33:07.640 --> 00:33:12.759 you would hope that that's that's the response the people you've served through your business 392 00:33:12.880 --> 00:33:19.319 as like, Oh, Christen, you know, he keeps my my wedding 393 00:33:19.359 --> 00:33:23.200 and now my grandkids get to see it and it's just amazing. Or, 394 00:33:23.319 --> 00:33:28.000 you know, for Chris, you know when you when Alex looks at it, 395 00:33:28.119 --> 00:33:31.680 or Alex Kids looks at your documentary, they're like, damn, Harkey, 396 00:33:31.720 --> 00:33:38.319 Maria was hard. But if we didn't have Chris memorialize this experience for 397 00:33:38.440 --> 00:33:43.720 us, now that we're living in Florida, we're doing all these amazing things, 398 00:33:44.319 --> 00:33:47.079 we wouldn't have been able to really see the growth, because sometimes I've 399 00:33:47.119 --> 00:33:52.319 ever seen here because he gave them a waltz, and then be able to 400 00:33:52.359 --> 00:33:54.440 get responses from people, because I would tell you, I know we're getting 401 00:33:54.440 --> 00:34:00.440 a little bit off the topic here. Oh, when we did well, 402 00:34:00.519 --> 00:34:05.640 when Chris did the viewing, it was lot salon. It was part of 403 00:34:05.640 --> 00:34:08.920 my team. So yeah, it was a week. Yeah, but is 404 00:34:09.000 --> 00:34:15.719 that that was your vision and the we, the team, we supported you 405 00:34:15.760 --> 00:34:20.199 in that so that when we had the viewing, I think we have probably 406 00:34:20.199 --> 00:34:27.400 like a hundred people in the room. There was not a dry eye in 407 00:34:27.519 --> 00:34:31.280 that audience. You. I mean the conversation, because if we had the 408 00:34:31.360 --> 00:34:35.719 viewing and then we had a panel discussion and then we had you know, 409 00:34:35.920 --> 00:34:45.360 you got feed people rate, Yep, and then so, you know, 410 00:34:45.440 --> 00:34:51.199 we had the viewing, we had the panel conversation with the stars at the 411 00:34:51.280 --> 00:34:54.320 documentary, and Alex and his family are just absolutely adorable, but then we 412 00:34:54.320 --> 00:35:00.840 had the food in the drinks after where everybody was socializing and networking. It 413 00:35:00.920 --> 00:35:07.000 just landed. Is it landed on in such a way that when I think 414 00:35:07.039 --> 00:35:09.440 back on that day, I think I feel like how I feel when I 415 00:35:09.440 --> 00:35:17.280 see a butterfly. I come Chris, I hope you guys inspire me. 416 00:35:17.360 --> 00:35:21.039 Both of you guys inspire me that. I hope that I'm able to do 417 00:35:21.079 --> 00:35:30.760 the same thing for the people that I serve. So I'm I want to 418 00:35:30.840 --> 00:35:37.920 change minds. Now see what happens when I go. Firstly, never again. 419 00:35:44.239 --> 00:35:46.639 What's your death for? Screws? All right, so I'm taking a 420 00:35:46.679 --> 00:35:52.599 little bit different approach. Where Salanda? You know, the question is, 421 00:35:52.800 --> 00:35:58.039 imagine the animal who you would want to be in obviously the transitions that a 422 00:35:58.119 --> 00:36:04.880 butterfly goes to to become the butterfly. For me, I would say like 423 00:36:05.199 --> 00:36:13.440 the creature I would aspire to be would be a shark. And my reason 424 00:36:13.480 --> 00:36:17.599 and so, and not getting into any kind of religious debates or anything here, 425 00:36:17.840 --> 00:36:22.039 from an evolutionary standpoint, if you subscribe to that, the shark is 426 00:36:22.079 --> 00:36:30.719 the most perfect animal in existence today and that it has remained evolutionarily unchanged for 427 00:36:30.519 --> 00:36:37.840 like millions of years. So my reasoning for wanting to be that, or 428 00:36:37.880 --> 00:36:44.599 saying that would be the ideal animal is that if I were to look back 429 00:36:44.639 --> 00:36:46.199 at, you know, someday on my death bed and look back at, 430 00:36:46.239 --> 00:36:50.679 Oh, you know, the life, I've done, that I've gone through 431 00:36:50.679 --> 00:36:55.800 all the changes and have basically made it through my fears, to be the 432 00:36:55.840 --> 00:37:00.719 person who had already gone through all those evolutionary changes through my life, to 433 00:37:00.840 --> 00:37:08.079 be that that graceful, feared, respected loved creature. That to your point, 434 00:37:08.119 --> 00:37:14.880 Christian, earlier about you know, the the the apex creature, you 435 00:37:14.880 --> 00:37:17.360 know, the sharp sharks. Don't have to look up, you know what 436 00:37:17.400 --> 00:37:22.800 I mean. And and they still get hit, sometimes they still get attacked 437 00:37:22.840 --> 00:37:27.400 or what have you. They have scars, but generally a shark has made 438 00:37:27.440 --> 00:37:30.679 it through, you know, or can make it through a lot, and 439 00:37:30.679 --> 00:37:37.199 and has weared a lot during it's not only time but just evolutionarily. So 440 00:37:37.480 --> 00:37:42.760 with me as a father and stuff like that, I just want to hopefully 441 00:37:42.800 --> 00:37:46.119 be the person that I want my daughter to look up to someday. So 442 00:37:46.519 --> 00:37:52.559 that's the the shark is creech I aspired to be. That's the okay that 443 00:37:52.559 --> 00:37:59.519 that's something. When you said Shark, when you said Shark, I was 444 00:37:59.599 --> 00:38:02.920 like, Oh shit, the first thing that came to mine was jaws roles, 445 00:38:02.639 --> 00:38:07.960 as I like y'all. that the being at Ocean. The last thing 446 00:38:07.000 --> 00:38:13.920 I want to see is a sharp yeah, they're highly respected by those in 447 00:38:14.079 --> 00:38:19.119 the seat and those outside of this right. Yea. Yeah, I go. 448 00:38:19.280 --> 00:38:21.360 I go surfing, when I'm when I'm surfing, if I see a 449 00:38:21.360 --> 00:38:23.400 shark and I'm like, I immediately like try to calm myself and I'm like, 450 00:38:23.559 --> 00:38:27.599 I am in your territory, like I am. I am visiting your 451 00:38:27.599 --> 00:38:30.159 home. If you want me to leave, just let me know in a 452 00:38:30.239 --> 00:38:36.679 nice way and I'll get out. You said a night was a nice way. 453 00:38:37.039 --> 00:38:45.320 It's a little wave, you know, time to go very on this 454 00:38:45.400 --> 00:38:49.880 spot with yours. Well, I'm gonna give you minds and I'm will wrapt 455 00:38:50.159 --> 00:38:53.400 one time for the one time, not because I want to, because I'm 456 00:38:53.400 --> 00:38:59.679 petty. Sure we're running good on time. So before I started, and 457 00:39:00.039 --> 00:39:05.639 us to tie all together, you gave me the butterfly. When you said 458 00:39:05.679 --> 00:39:12.239 butterfly, I immediately said change. Right, because the bottles of fly does 459 00:39:12.320 --> 00:39:15.119 symbolize change, and it goes back and it ties back into what it is 460 00:39:15.159 --> 00:39:20.920 that we were talking about. As to the why, the why, I 461 00:39:20.920 --> 00:39:23.880 said, for entrepreneur is to be the change that we want to see, 462 00:39:23.960 --> 00:39:30.000 and that's it. On it's because we desire to make a change. That's 463 00:39:30.039 --> 00:39:34.599 why we become entrepreneurs. And when you said the butterfly, that's what resignated 464 00:39:34.679 --> 00:39:40.679 with me. Chris, when you said the shark and gave your reason about 465 00:39:40.719 --> 00:39:46.519 being on change for these millions of years, what resignated with me with that, 466 00:39:46.599 --> 00:39:52.360 you see, they agree to agree with me. That is the fact 467 00:39:52.400 --> 00:39:54.840 that it's called me. For me, it's being true to yourself. So 468 00:39:55.239 --> 00:40:00.000 we know where it is that we started from, we know what our desire 469 00:40:00.199 --> 00:40:05.679 is, what we truly desire, and no matter what, no matter how 470 00:40:05.719 --> 00:40:09.320 long, through all that period of time, we only embrace the changes that 471 00:40:09.360 --> 00:40:15.800 come along, but we remain true to ourselves. Right, the further tight 472 00:40:15.920 --> 00:40:20.920 in. Jeff beazels started setting I mean if you started selling packages out of 473 00:40:21.039 --> 00:40:25.760 his garage before there was an Amazon, Bill Gates was building computers out of 474 00:40:25.800 --> 00:40:32.199 his garage before there was Microsoft. You know, these are stories up endurance. 475 00:40:32.920 --> 00:40:37.800 So for me, if you ask me this question, about thirty years 476 00:40:37.840 --> 00:40:40.440 ago, what I wanted to be was a white tiger. I just found 477 00:40:40.440 --> 00:40:49.119 them to be so majested, and now I was like, I just won't 478 00:40:49.119 --> 00:40:54.079 want to be like a watch. Oh God, I'll tell you. That's 479 00:40:54.119 --> 00:41:04.079 why I want to say that after you went your butterfly route, I don't 480 00:41:04.159 --> 00:41:07.480 want to fly just but part of the reason being, and I let me 481 00:41:07.480 --> 00:41:15.760 get a read. Okay, I know the roads. Yes, the most 482 00:41:16.119 --> 00:41:22.079 one of the most enduring creature. It is, unfortunately, like there's no 483 00:41:22.119 --> 00:41:25.119 real beauty to it. There's no beauty to our grind. Like you can't 484 00:41:25.159 --> 00:41:30.480 you can't beautify a grand you can't beautify the work that you can put it, 485 00:41:30.519 --> 00:41:36.280 you can't beautify the failures that you've had. Um. However, what 486 00:41:36.400 --> 00:41:40.639 it does say is that if we endure, if we endure, we can 487 00:41:40.679 --> 00:41:45.000 achieve whatever it is that we want, whatever it is that we want so 488 00:41:45.119 --> 00:41:49.719 on. That note. I just want to wrap this segment really quickly. 489 00:41:49.880 --> 00:41:52.440 I thank you guys so much for your inputs. Thank you for that beautiful 490 00:41:52.440 --> 00:41:57.559 smile, Chris. I'm gonna I got to come up with a cool name 491 00:41:57.639 --> 00:42:00.639 for we are. I don't want to say wisdom, Chris. We gotta 492 00:42:00.679 --> 00:42:04.079 figure it out the back you got that same for everything in the Caribbean. 493 00:42:04.119 --> 00:42:10.079 We got sayings for everything. Yeah, because I'm nuggets, I thought it 494 00:42:10.119 --> 00:42:17.679 was for never. Now Myself, and that's so. Guys, love yourselves, 495 00:42:17.840 --> 00:42:21.639 love what it is you do. Remember to be passionate. Remember it's 496 00:42:21.719 --> 00:42:25.639 not going to be easy. Find Yourself. Some beautiful people like I have 497 00:42:25.840 --> 00:42:30.320 to take this trip with. This is EXTEC, guys, and who are 498 00:42:30.320 --> 00:42:37.400 you? Shilavna? I'm Slanda, I'm Chris and I'm trysting. So it's 499 00:42:37.480 --> 00:42:39.880 EXTEC, not in that order that we said it, but the excess. 500 00:42:39.920 --> 00:42:42.760 I have a great show, guys. Thank you.