Since I started my brand and selling shirts, I've received a lot of support from friends.
It has been synergistic.
From this alone, I have:
. Reconnected with old friends from a hair salon I used to go since young. They watched me grow up. They have bought my shirts and also helped me to sell some. Every time I walk by now, I'd drop by to say hi and have a conversation.
. Had old friends reaching out to me to buy a shirt. We met and caught up. It would not have been possible otherwise.
. Found myself a routine where I visit a couple of bars and clubs weekly. To cut a long story short, I've helped people get jobs, am able to drink for free, network even more and yeah, sold more shirts within.
. Been able to travel to source for material.
. Managed to find a new job which is opening more doors now.
Truly, by taking tiny steps alone consistently, things will happen. It may not come in the form of headliners, "Millions of dollars/followers!", but you'll reap the tiny things.
For all of this I am grateful.