I remember back in 2008. Me and a buddy went to @chamillionaire carshop that he used to own “Fly Rides”, where he was having a BBQ.... Most people showed up to meet him and pass him a mixtape or promote or whatever the reason would be.
I actually didn’t (even though I was rapping at the time). But naturally any independent rapper would love to rub shoulders with someone who’s been successful... but that day I didn’t have that on my mind.
I wanted to see “how” he built the empire with my eyes.
So I walked in the carshop.. Pimp C’s Lac was in there.. cars from the Ridin Dirty video were there.... but for some reason none of the cars impressed me (very odd, I love cars) 😐. So I look down at the floor and I’m impressed with how clean the floor was....yeah THE FLOOR!.. and I start to notice small details...... like how people (employees) we’re doing things in order and very respectful to everyone. You know, a well oiled machine. THAT WAS IMPRESSIVE.
Back to the cars.... so the cars weren’t impressive because I had already seen nice cars before. I’ve seen dope dealers with nicer cars so I wasn’t impressed... What was impressive to me was a BUSINESS VENTURE. An actual organized business. That’s not easy. Everyone isn’t doing that. So at that moment I realized that the clean floor that I was looking down upon.... I couldn’t even afford to have it cleaned if I was asked to.... Like seriously 😂😂. I was thinking “the person who cleans this floor probably makes more money than me”... the floor itself likely costs more than everything I owned at the time, much less the entire building! 😂When I left and drove home that day I was never the same.
Not out of envy or jealously, I realized I needed to do better, and if I wanted something better out of life I need to work harder and STOP MAKING EXCUSES. There’s thousands of reasons why things don’t happen, but you only need one reason to win! Every time I hear this song “Wont Let You Down,” I think about that day. That was the day I 100% decided to become an entrepreneur and have control over my own destiny... #entrepreneurship #ceomillionaires #coding #fanwagon