The only thing that is stopping you from reaching your goals is you and you alone.
One of the more valuable lessons I learned throughout the years was from my good friend, Randall Pich. Although he is a bit younger than me, he is years ahead in business sense and has a natural knack for entrepreneurship. One of my more memorable moments with Randall was when we started discussing the "Conquer Collaboration" designs. I was so heavy on the look and feel of the design that I overlooked the production process. The amount of information I learned from him during that time could fill a college major in marketing and production. When I asked him how he learned all this, he told me it was by DOING IT - making mistakes and remembering not to repeat those mistakes again. As I was of the mind that I needed to take a business class in marketing and management or become certified through some outside authority; it was Randall that brought me to the understanding that we are our own authority and the only permission or regulation we need to do something comes from within.
Stepping out on faith, believing in yourself, and doing the work is definitely not easy. In many ways it is the "secret sauce" of success. Making Moves, as I have come to call it, is a constant self-motivating force that is rare in the everyday individual and very present in great achievers.
So I dedicate the first Letsgetmade Lesson to Randall Pich because in order to "secure the bag, " in any endeavor you have to be willing to push yourself, be accountable, stay driven, and of course, MAKE MOVES.
Photography: Miguel Cayabyab (Cold Photography)