Archive for the ‘Ambition’ Category

Is Common Sense Really that Common?

In Ambition, frustration, Goals, Loyal Customers, Progress, R.J.COLE, relationships, Success on January 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Dear entrepreneurs,

Wow! So much has changed over the past few months. The requests for R.J.COLE exclusive designs are coming in. The emails informing me about my fine work have  become consistant and more importantly my name is spreading. I have learned so much, and to be truthful I’ve learned to accept and value the learning experinces from other professionals. I am building a brand, although I am smack right in the beginning I believe in my business so much that I feel a sensation in my mind and heart just thinking about it. My goal is to remain creative and inspired by keeping informative and optimistic people in the loop. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to stay inspired while surrounded by unenthusiastic and pessimistic people? It is impossible, unless you ignore them, but then why keep them circle? You are not invited to join me on my journey to success and expect me to turn a blind eye to your negative lifestyle and way of thinking. There are rules to this whole entrepreneur game. You either win or you loose.  As an entrepreneur, you have to learn to value the benefits of common knowledge. I am not saying that I have it all figured because I don’t. I will say this, I have an expanding client list and the feedback is usually amazing and positive. Do you have a basic system or  strategy geared toward building your business that would be considered just good old common sense?



Hey…I’m the designer here.

In Ambition, Identity, Loyal Customers, Motivation, One of a Kind, priority, Progress, R.J.COLE, relationships, Success on January 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

Dear entrepreneurs,

I am not a fan of letting my clients tell me exactly how they would like their  R.J.COLE designs to be. If  I allowed my clients to provide me with every little detail for their design, can I really call it an R.J.COLE design? What do you think?


‘Pursuit of Happyness’: Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself

In Ambition, article, Chris Gardner, Entrepreneur.com Article, Goals, Motivation, R.J.COLE, The Pursuit of Happyness on November 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

Chris Gardner knows about reinvention.

Gardner’s journey from homeless dad to millionaire stockbroker was the basis for his autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, and the hit 2006 film of the same name starring Will Smith.

For the full article, go to http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220459


From the Trap House to the Board Room

In Ambition, Goals, Motivation, Progress, R.J.COLE, Success on November 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

You have to admit that from time to time it is easy to admire the professionalism of successful entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs who weren’t always rolling in cash and arouse to a life of luxury. I bet that various entrepreneurs can remember a time when slang and street talk was their first language and when black hoodies and sneakers was their everyday uniform. So now, time has passed and you have achieved exceptional heights of success. People from all over the globe adore you, what you represent as well as what you stand for. You have become a business man or woman. The perfect example would have to be Mr. Jay-Z. This man has made his way from the trap house to the boardroom. Many are curious to know as to how you can become so famous and successful and not lose yourself. Not every person knows how to leave the street on the street and convey a professional man or woman in the boardroom. However, there are celebs and business professionals who don’t know how to bring the two together without eventually eliminating one or the other. One or the other meaning your true self and the new successful person you have now become.

Can you stay true to yourself after gaining phenomenal successful? Is it easier said than done?

R.J.COLE is on the rise.


What Dreams May Come

In Ambition, Goals, Motivation, Progress, R.J.COLE, Success on September 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

Dear Entrepreneurs,

I received calls this morning requesting that 8 of  my R.J.COLE designs to be shipped immediately to clients for their upcoming red carpet events. I then logged into my blog and my stats read that 5,000 people visited my blog over night while I was sleeping. Soon after I had awakened I received a call from the New York Times and they’ve asked to interview me to discuss the success of blog and today’s business trends. My name is spreading about my success and  word has got out that I recently designed amazing body jewelry for Halle Berry and Lady GaGa. THEN I WOKE UP. Yes, it is all a dream. Does it seem far fetched that I have dreams like this? Kanye West locked himself in a basement every summer producing master pieces and sooner than later he sold memorable beats from that same basement, collaborated on tracks with Jay-Z and now has an album with Jay-Z. “To dream the impossible dream.” Arnold Schwarzenegger was a body builder from Austria and now he is the former governor of California. You must have a dream. What is your dream worth to you?

R.J.COLE is on the Rise


Lost & Found

In Ambition on August 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

So, I believe that every idea that I have is a brilliant idea. Most would call me narcissistic and shallow, but as an entrepreneur isn’t it my entrepreneurial right to believe that my ideas are the best and then give myself the green light to follow through with them? Well, if I don’t who will? I hope I have not mislead you all into thinking that this blog isn’t for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

We break our necks to attend every fashion forward, trendy event in New York City just to show off our idea or invention in hopes that we bump into the right person that will contribute to making our dreams come true. It never matters how great you are, we could all use a little help and support, but at the same time we risk exposing our ideas to the invisible snacks who will grab hold of our million dollar idea and not let go only for us to discover weeks or months later that they have become famous or a millionaire…due to our sweat.

The rewards are great once you’ve received success from your business. It allows us to acquire our dream homes, cars, travels, the perfect body’s and brighter futures for our unborn children. But, it’s hard not to become blinded by the New York City diet. The city of dreams forces you to fall under many pressures such being thin or thinner, to have one of a kind designer clothing rather if its in season or from your local thrift store, the city tells you your poor or wealthy, or that your job is crap and will or will not allow you to start saving for your family before you even have a family and also the mother pressure to be on top of the world or at least the highest in the atmosphere (financially). You walk on 7th avenue and you see a Maybach go by, you either think two things: whose in it/ owns it or when or if you ever will have one of your own. But the question that enters my mind is when will I get my Aston Martin from my successful business earnings. The city has a way of making you feel like you did something wrong in your life or you are doing something extraordinary well.

“Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.”

-Stanislaw Lem