When I look back from day one when arriving in Bali, most elements were at a disadvantage. I had hardly any money, I was in a new culture, was not experienced in fashion design, sourcing and production. Yet in many ways it was through those constraints that I was able to flourish. Being on the other side of the world forced me to get the hang of social media, then video content, writing…and all the other skills needed to just get on with the process.
If I had a large marketing budget, or fashion production team so much of what I do would be like all the other fashion houses. My point is this: yes it is frustrating when you feel like you are up against a wall with no where to turn. Though it is in the fighter spirit that turns the wheels of innovation, so that you can see ignored paths of opportunity.
I love the underdog because when they succeed it is not out of some unfair advantage. No is through a tenacity to find another way. When the world is telling them ‘give up, go home, you suck’…a champion pulls deep within their core to decide what they are truly made of. They find the hero within and drive their legacy of passion to the forefront. Small in body does not mean small in mind. Let the set-backs drive you, allow them to cultivate a spirit of hope that anything is possible. Then go for it with all that you got, GO FOR IT and never look back.