“I thought I knew what success was until I changed my world view and then my view of the world changed.
And now here I am, ten years later to the day. Celebrating a dream. From a two-person vision in a kids room in a house, to scores of employees, a full fledged maritime agency and affiliate investments spread across the globe. From Dickies to my own clothing line. From eating from the table, to sitting at the table, to building my own damn table. From being laughed at and ridiculed for daring to dream, to being sought out to share how I accomplished my dream. From not knowing what my next move was going to be, to creating a new movement. And this story is bigger than me. This is not just my story, this belongs to every single one of you in here. You may not share the past but you are helping to shape this future. I wanted you to be proud of your history. To understand what you represent every day you wake up and put on that logo. I’ll admit I may not be the easiest person to work with, but I need you to understand where that drive and passion and hunger comes from. I want you to feel it and live and become it. So, one day, you will stand in a room full of people like I am now, sharing your own journey to greatness.
With that logo on your chest, you represent everything that they said we couldn’t be, in an industry that didn’t include us at the table and who the major players did not look like us. We are the first of our kind to do it like we did it. And in 2018 we will remind them, everyday we get up hustle and grind and break more records and rewrite history. We will remind them in 2018, why we were, are and will always be the best!”- Elbert S Hepburn #WeDidTheAir1sNeverDidThe3Quarters music by @jimjonescapo #WastedTalent on the way! 💯💯💯