I am a junior at Furman University majoring in Communications and Design Innovation. I am from Charleston, South Carolina. I have a passion for entrepreneurship, creating things and coming up with ideas to solve problems. I am not the smartest person in the room, but I am probably one of the hardest working and passionate person you will ever meet and that is why To-Go Bro's will succeed.
5 LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY FAMILY
Patrick, Kristy, Seth, Brooke & Ally
1. CHASE AFTER YOUR DREAMS AND DON'T BE AFRAID TO GO AGAINST THE CROWD NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE JUDGE YOU.
This is something I learned from older brother Seth who decided two weeks before his high school graduation he did not want to go to college and instead he chased after his dream. Seth moved out of our parents house at age 18 to become a YouTuber. Today Seth is beyond successful and he has over 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube and he never regret taking that risk.
2. LEARN TO BE ALONE AND INVEST IN YOURSELF.
This is something my younger sister Ally taught me when she sacrificed many friendships over the years for athletics to play varsity golf, lacrosse and basketball in high school. Ally taught me to invest in myself because when you start taking care of yourself you start to feel better, look better and even attract better things. My sister also taught me that it is okay to be alone and not everyone will understand you, your visions, your dreams or your passions. You need to believe in yourself, remain positive and never give up.
3. BE CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF AND PERSEVERE.
This is something my dad Patrick taught me who works as a medical salesman. He taught me to act confident, speak confident, look confident, and pretend you are confident because eventually you will convince yourself you are. He taught me to go after what you want and never give up even when the task seems impossible to keep trying.
4. EMBRACE YOUR FAILURES AND TRY TO FIND THE GOOD IN EVERY SITUATION.
My mom Kristy taught me to embrace my failures and she gave me a childhood where we weren’t expected to be perfect and our failures were praised as a learning experience. Today, every time I fail I try to make the best of each situation just like my mom taught me. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn and if you don’t learn you will never grow. I thank for mom for teaching me that no one is perfect and everyone fails so embracing those failures is the key to being happy.
5. PASSION AND HARD WORKS BEATS EXPERIENCE AND SMARTS EVERY TIME.
This is something I had to learn myself from experience. I learned that I am not the smartest person in the room, probably not the most experienced either but none of that matters if you are passionate and work harder than everyone else.