After high school I tried going to college but quickly learned that it wasn't right for me and not the way I liked to learn. So I dropped out and started working at a little video game shop called Toys n Joys. I'd work there part time and just spend all my earnings on video games. I really didn't know what I wanted to do with myself and didn't have any goals set.
One day my co-worker who is really good at drawing decided to start his own t-shirt brand with his drawings on it. And I helped him out for a bit till I remembered about our Crappy lifestyle and Crappy companies. That made me want to start my own t-shirt brand! So I started drawing this poop character:
FAILURE IS SOMETIMES AN OPTION
So here I was with no knowledge of how to start printing tees, how to use Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, no business classes. But I didn't let any of that stop me from starting something that I really wanted to do. So I got my hands dirty and started doing work! I researched a lot on where to print shirts, started designing as much logos, designs, and illustrations as I could. And saved enough money to finally order my first batch of shirts online.
The first shirt we did was called Yosh*t which was a parody of a Yoshi Egg with a poop coming out. And a lot of people loved it! Friends and family bought up the shirts really quick. And just like that I was already sold out! I was so excited and felt that I could do anything! Now I'm thinking I can print my next shirt and have everyone support me and make even more money! So I did just that, I order a new batch of shirts with a new design on it.
This time I had a helicopter with poop dropping off the helicopter and called it "Dropping Bombs". My shirts finally came and I was so excited to start making more money again. But that wasn't the case this time around. People didn't want to buy my shirts anymore. People would say things like "I just bought your first shirt I don't have enough money to buy this one". And it hurt me, I was left with so much overstock that I had to take a step back and figure out if I really wanted to continue doing this. I honestly took the easy way out and said forget about it, I don't want to waste any more time and money doing something that won't ever sell. I had the wrong mindset and was only thinking about the money.
I failed so bad that I decided to start working again and just got comfortable with my life working day to day, paycheck to paycheck. Till one day...