You have within you the potential to be anything you want and to do anything you want in life, including becoming a sneaker plug like Benjamin Kickz (with the correct knowledge, this is highly possible.)
The issue is that many people have self limiting beliefs. Have you ever closely followed the story of someone that is entirely self made? As you uncover their journey, you’ll realize that where they began is very far from where they are now.
They started a journey with one step, and stuck to that path, despite missteps that may have included even falling off of the path entirely.
If you stick to a goal long enough, you’ll achieve it. Things that you give attention will grow. Like water to a plant, it takes consistency and patience, but over the course of time, the seed will sprout and become a tree that will eventually bear fruit.
In today’s world, it is a widespread trend amongst younger people to head towards the path of entrepreneurship.
To choose this path is to choose a path that often results in solitude and loneliness, for to become someone successful in a rags to riches kind of way, you have to do things that you have never done before in order to be someone that you have never been before.
Everyone that has made something of their life has done so by taking action towards that which they believe they deserve.
Take a look at your life right now, and if you are brutally honest with yourself, you’ll realize that the current state of the life is the fruits of your previous labors, of seeds that you have planted in the past, and that by currently reaping what you’ve sown you will see that you have what you believe you have deserved.
Maybe you were given unfair circumstances like poverty and a broken family structure, but past a certain age, you can choose to move forward to a better life that you believe you deserve.
Start to realize the control you have over your life to be who you want to be.
Quick break because this is some heady stuff that not a lot of people agree with. But as some prep to really understand this mindset, take a look at the documentary Jim and Andy on Netflix, and watch it to the very end. Then check out Tony Robbins “I Am Not Your Guru” afterwards, and watch that in its entirety as well.
If you remain in the same situation that you had started in, it’s because you believe that’s what you deserved.
So change your belief system and realize that you deserve to make some money.
You’ve now hit a challenge that a lot of people face in their journey of entrepreneurship.
The challenge is,
“How do I make my first online dollar?”
The answer is, well, in this case, selling shoes. Flipping kicks for dough is an amazing thing, and many self taught people, many of whom are not even old enough to vote, are making thousands of dollars participating in this underground economy.
The world really is abundant and you can have what you want if you stick with it in deliberate purpose driven action. Since there are so many options out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or to get involved in things that never bear fruit, so you give up in the critical beginning stages of your entrepreneurial journey.
This is commonly known as the “shiny object syndrome” which kills many, many would be entrepreneurs and throws them back into a life of settling.
There is a proven market in sneaker and streetwear reselling (check out the past article about recent streetwear opportunities) , and the opportunities are happening every day if you know what to look for.
Flipping these items is a great vehicle to exercise your entrepreneurial muscle, even if your intention is to move on to different things.
As you pay attention to past and future releases, gain respect for the culture and the history of sneakers and brands like Nike Jordan, Adidas and more, it will become more and more clear that selling shoes is not only incredibly doable, but a fun way to make money.
However, if you want to scale to the level of a sneaker plug and to make six figures selling shoes, it is possible with the correct knowledge and sticking to the necessary steps.
If you’re not familiar with it already, check out six figure sneakerhead Allen Kuo’s inspirational story and realize that he started from nothing, as an outsider, and applied the correct knowledge to achieve his lofty goals.
I hope you are inspired by this article. Even if you don’t intend to engage in this shoe flipping business, I hope these principles ring true in a way so that you’ll change your life for the better.
Take care, and I wish you all the very best!