I bet on myself when no one knew my name.
In 1984 when I was in the 8th grade I had a gum cartel bought packs of Hubba Bubba gum for $.25/pack and sold them for keystone (double the profit – $.50/pack).
In 1992 as a junior in college, I told a $5/hr internship (when my friends were making $20/hr as engineering interns) and designed a sneaker that made it to the market that became the #1 selling shoe for Mavada Footwear.
In 2010 I co-founded a startup with no funding that got me on CNN’s Black in America 4.
In 2013 I co-created Detroit’s Largest Selfie with $250 budget that was seen on 88-broadcast stations and picked up by Good Morning America.
In 2016, I created two websites for free and launched Rebrand Cities a global design initial.
Betting on yourself has nothing to do with how much money you have. It is about you believing in yourself as much as Kanye believes in Kanye.