Middle school days…
At a young age, Daniel Silva exhibited artistic talents. One of the oldest memories Daniel recollects from childhood was when he tried writing words in school- Oddly, he drew letters he was told to write.Daniel was often seen scribbling on book covers.
Not surprisingly, he was recognized for his unrivalled lettering in class. This accolade was a major confidence booster for him throughout his stay in middle school.Later on, Daniel developed an interest in Graffiti and Spray painting.
High School trouble…
High School days are challenging times for juveniles, it’s also a period where they get to discover their purpose in life. Daniel became aware of who he was at a young age -He was an Artist! And he stuck with it.Tragedy struck in High school, Daniel’s parents divorced. The trauma he experienced during this period led him to a destructive path. Having no source of income at the time, Daniel took to the streets and got involved in the drug trade.
Things went south quickly, and Daniel ended up in Juvenile hall- He was given a 5-month sentence along with 6 months of house arrest.Once he was done serving the 5-month term, Daniel was set free and he began mastering new skills, Skateboard painting and Film making.Eventually, he founded a Skateboard painting venture. Basically, he bought blank skateboards, painted them, and sold the boards for profit.
Neglecting the fact that he had just gotten out of jail, Daniel got back into the drug trade and, this time, he used the income gained from drug sales to finance his new business.
All through high school, Daniel sold drugs to fund his business. Soon enough, the law caught up with him and, as an adult, he was sent to a penitentiary.
A New Beginning.
After serving a year’s sentence, Daniel got out of prison and was forced to fend for himself.
His family cut off from him.
Daniel didn’t have a place to lay his head, He recalls that he slept in his friend’s garage.
In his words ” Life in prison was easier for him than life on the outside”. He also couldn’t get a job because of the tedious background checks run by firms.
After a lot of hustle, he was able to raise enough money to buy tattoo equipment. Daniel already had the talent in him. All he had to do was to perfect his craft. He took to YouTube and watched tattooing tutorials.
Some Time passed by and Daniel managed to convince a local piercing shop to let him work for them as a tattoo artist.
Spending each second of your day takes you closer to your goals….
Daniel worked at the piercing shop for a year. He recalls that he put in 15 hours of work every day in order to become better at his craft.
Daniel’s Consistency and Dedication landed him a chance to appear on Ink Master, A competition series featuring some of America’s top tattoo artists. He went head to head with two other talented artist, Douglas hardy and, Ryan Ashley Malarkey.
He emerged the winner of the competition
A mentor to young artist in the industry…
Daniel had become the youngest ever tattoo artist to win Ink Master and this gave him a huge reputation lift.
Four years have gone by since then. Daniel’s portfolio has spanned different industries. He’s been able to tattoo rappers such as triple Redd, and Youtubers like the Dolan twins. Not to mention Mixed Martial Arts champion T.J Dillashaw.
Daniels career has been one heck of a journey. Right now, Daniel is on a mission to give back to society.
We asked him a few questions and here’s what he had to say:
If someone would want to emulate your career, what would you suggest are the most important things to do?
It takes a lot of time and energy to be an artist. Stay true to becoming the best artist you can be and give every client the best experience possible. Your client’s happiness will outweigh any financial gain you achieve.
What are the most exciting projects you are working on now?
The Daniel Silva’s Tattoo University.
This will be the first-ever Tattoo tutorial course where you can you go from knowing absolutely nothing about the tattoo industry to becoming a master at tattoos and the Business structure behind it.
This Will revolutionize the way people learn how to tattoo and allow further unique talents to be recognized in the tattoo industry. Ultimately bringing respect back to the tattoo industry.
Jason Wojo, from flipping pokemon cards in culinary school to Respected digital marketer
Jason Wojo is a 22 years old digital marketer who hated rules. He always wanted to do his own thing. He went from flipping Pokemon cards in culinary school to being the CEO of wojo media, an advertising firm. He listened to Gary vee a lot!
1.Tell me a little about yourself (a little background story and what you do, currently.)
Hi, my name is Jason Wojo. I’m 22 years old, CEO of Wojo Media.
I’m from a small town in New York called Walden. I grew up with my two parents and my older sister, Megan.
My journey started in Culinary School. In my freshman year, I had no clue what I wanted to do, but what I did know was that I wanted to make a lot of money.
I dropped out of Culinary School after realizing that working 15+ hours a day (90 hours a week) wasn’t happiness to me.
I concluded moving back home and went to business school where I still didn’t learn much, but my journey from this point on took me on a whole new business adventure.
While I was in Culinary School, I started flipping Pokémon cards from my dorm room.
I would wait till all my roommates left the house to steal printer ink from my downstairs roommate, Alyssa.
I used the ink to print the shipping labels to ship the cards. That’s what you call hustle and cutting costs!
I had a bigger smile on my face making $5 per Pokémon card than barely making $18/hour flipping food that I didn’t care about.
I just wanted to eat it. Who doesn’t love food?
So I moved back home and went to business school.
I was setting myself up for a new journey, and I was nervous but EXCITED at the same time!
I knew this was my place in the world- I am meant to be the guy that others feared because I didn’t just want to be great; I wanted to be the GREATEST!
My mindset changed once I got to Sophomore year. At this point, I HATED SCHOOL!
I was currently working at a Life Insurance Company, where I was pushing data and meaningless papers to get enough money to do something for myself!
I later got a job at a financial firm where I helped revamp their whole website, record economic commentaries, and more digital advertising.
I had to save enough money so that when school was over, the red light turned green.
The light turned yellow, though.
I met my mentor, Greg Berry, months later. I was first starting Wojo Media- my full-spectrum Digital Marketing Agency!
(Greg Berry is in the middle here, Troy Ericson on the right, Me on the left)
Greg found me on Instagram when I was posting 3x motivational videos a day, and my account was blowing up fast. He also saw the Instagram stories I was making for my brand, and he wanted them too!
He invited me to drive to Connecticut to have lunch with him. And also see what my couple of clients’ results were with the videos I was making and then decided to hire me on the spot.
Greg was the underground Tai Lopez. He never came on camera and preached his intelligence. He was more about sticking to himself, making his money, and not being “famous.”
I learned a lot from Greg, but most of it took a while to stick in my head.
I was a little egotistical because I was running a pretty decent company at my age, considering my schoolmates and people that surrounded me.
I had a real company: Employees, business license, retainer clients, and I was sort of happy!
The one thing Greg would always say to me was, “You need to slow down. You’re hopping on a trend, not a business. Ads are where the money is, NOT social media management and IG stories.”
These words drove me to go above and beyond content creation and use that content to get brands and local businesses MORE CUSTOMERS!
Because that’s what made the world go round- money!
Also, while working with Greg, he put me in touch with Troy Ericson.
Troy is one of my best friends to this day. I trust him with most of my projects because of the work he did with us at Hustle Island. He is also one of the best copywriters I knew. We are very close to this day, and I recently just hung out with him for three days in Chicago. (pic below)
Moving forward, I knew businesses needed new customers, and I wanted to be the middleman. Greg decided to take me under his wing and build an empire that he still has to this day. We were able to get over 200,000+ leads and 24,200+ paying customers in under 12 months!
Just like that, I was in the game, and my life changed forever from here on out!
I now was in the Digital Marketing game: Getting clients, knowing how to drive results, and most importantly, I was happy.
2. How does Wojo Media help businesses out?
My agency, Wojo Media, takes a different approach than most digital marketing agencies.
Wojo media has an approach for everyone, no matter if you’re a local brick and mortar looking for more customers or an e-commerce brand seeking metric results like sales, leads, and high customer retention.
We drive you the results, but at the same time, we compass you towards building a brand, not a business!
Businesses make money, but brands withstand economic hardships.
We use creative, high-quality content that most agencies can’t afford to make and don’t have the creative mind to do so because these contents overcomplicate most advertising rules we abide by to get businesses more customers:
- Grab attention
- Give them value
- Solve their problem
- Make them emotionally attached to the product/service
- Build common-ground credibility with the potential customer
- Then give them an offer they can’t deny
- All without being too salesy and greedy
3. What inspired you to venture into entrepreneurship?
When I came back home after dropping out of Culinary School, I watched Gary Vee like most people watch Netflix…a lot!
I saw how happy he was doing his own thing, the way he talked about school, the “system,” and following your passion, because you have one life.
Why waste it doing something you hate?
I wanted to own my own thing!
The thrill behind doing what you want when you want, appealed to me more than others because I was always a rule breaker.
I hated rules- Bedtime, texting in class, cheating on tests, project requirements, even driving laws.
I wanted to be responsible for the successes and failures in my life, and that’s the #1 thing Gary instilled in me! I call it, Passionate Accountability!
After consuming his content for about five months, I finally had the will to start learning, so I got into content creation because that’s all Gary Vee talked about.
CONTENT! CONTENT! CONTENT!
If the demand was high to make more content and businesses needed more content, then why can’t I help them?
I took action and did just that!
4. What values and principles led to your success?
Gratitude: I’m always thankful for those I’ve met, the things that I have, no matter the size and monetary value.
When you thank God for the small things, and you ask for more, God will let you know when it’s time for you to receive more. He knows you’re ready when you’re willing to be thankful for the things he’s already given you!
Persistence: Never let anyone say NO!
If you know there’s actual value in what you do, then keep going at it. When you accept a NO, it means you’ve given up.
People will tell you to move onto the next, but I’ve observed that longer-lasting relationships develop after someone tells you NO.
Persistence builds a relationship of mutual respect. Once respect is earned and distributed equally, you’ve won them over!
Relationships: Your network is your net worth. It’s just that simple. You need to know people, or you will be alone to achieve your success. No one ever achieved success alone!
Confidence: You need to have a little bit of an ego to have your own back on projects or new ventures you’re embarking on. If you are confident, people will believe you.
Confidence is also attractive. It brings success and helps to connect well with others, and you generally feel 100% happier knowing that you’re okay with your whole authentic self!
Innovation: Being innovative doesn’t always have to do with technology. Being creative in a business mind has to deal with being able always to pivot and be open to change if need be as long as it’s going to help your organization grow.
You always need to be aware of trends, patterns and being able to see the next “big thing,” and when you catch a trend, you ride it until you’re self-aware enough to see the next one!
Consistency: When you can do something over and over again with no room for error, you can then focus on quality (next point) and auditing ways to make the results even better.
Consistency develops over time, so be patient with your craft and know that the more you do something, the better you get at it.
Kobe Bryant wouldn’t have his legacy if he stopped shooting 2,000 shots a day. He would’ve been average!
Quality: Now that you have your sales process or product down, you can now either complement your product with more additions or give quality to other parts of your business.
Quality is something that takes time also. Whenever you find the right quality of something that works, never change it!
The same goes for content creation: better graphics, better video editing, better audio, and more eye-appealing quality content.
Once you up the quality, then you can focus on quantity, and then scaling that with consistency throughout all your platforms will allow you to brand your company better and climb to the moon!
5. Words of advice to individuals wanting to make something out of their lives but can’t find the motivation to do so?
I’m going to keep it real with you… The 1% is the 1% for a reason. We take risks, we go against the grain, we motivate ourselves, and we believe in ourselves. No matter what challenges come our way, we smack them in the face and keep moving.
For the 99%, you have one life to live.
Why waste 40-50+ years of your life working for a salary that barely goes up, and you still get taxed the same?
Why are you going to spend your whole life building up a 401k or waiting for your pension to help you in retirement?
Entrepreneurs never retire. We are driven by pure legacy, and we will always stick around, and our stories will tell themselves.
The reason why you haven’t found motivation is that you haven’t looked enough for it.
You may have too many distractions in your life, and you’re probably making too many excuses about why you can’t do “that thing.”
You’re too insecure about the way you’ll be looked at if you quit your 9-5 and start an online brand because who does that?
The last problem could be that you don’t have any work ethic to put that motivation into action. Stop dwelling and start doing! The last thing you want to experience when your 85 years old on your death bed is regret.
Regret is death in another form, but more miserable!
6. We’d like to keep in touch with your journey, please list out all your contacts.
How Turki ALmohsen Went From Being a Comedian to the Guy Who Owns Comedy
TURKI ALMOHSEN Turki Almohsen born and raised in Saudia.Originating from the place that is known for circumstances Turki Almoshen gets an opportunity to investigate his abilities.In 2012, Almohsen joined Telfaz11, one of the top online diversion organizes in Saudi Arabia. His work incorporates various undertakings, for example, La Yekthar, Kabbalah, Temsa7LY, and others. He is struggling too much for polishing their abilities and hidden talent. By utilizing their talent in 2017 Turki Almoshen creates and starts running their youtube channel. Creating and conveying a stimulation and comedic content which has been found as remarkable by the greater part of his devotees. Because of uniqueness, original content and amusing factories in their sharing on youtube their views are increasing fastly.The 12-month successful story of the youtube channel is reached to 25 million views and 450k subscribers.This is a big achievement of Turki Almoshen and people know the Turki almost as Saudi youtube star. Saudi YouTube star who is popular for his eponymous channel. He has earned enormous fame there for his unique comedic draws, vlogging, and commentary. Turki Almoshen has a passion or quality of performing and entertaining and connect with the audience. So with the addition of the youtube channel, they also work as an actor.and views of their productions like films etc are in millions. His film Farooq fikerya has 2 million views. In this way, their popularity and likeness ratio is boosting.Now their work is not limited to channel they entrain their fans on Instagram, snap chat and money other social media platforms.they uploading comedy sketches on Instagram (videos, pictures, and stories). Turki’s Instagram account grew up a 1 million crowd account in a brief span, all because of his special substance and thoughts. Snapchat stage is additionally one of Turki’s most loved applications for posting every day and amusing recordings, just as covering occasions all around the globe. After these achievements and popularity Turki Almohsen working as director and creator idiosyncratic content, producers and editor.Turki Almoshen running jogbowgaming show, LaYekhtar show, teams 7show, directing TVC as a director, producers, and editor.Due to their quality of work Turki almost famous globally and their followers are subscribed ratio is increased.On the official Instagram of Turki almost having 1 million followers while on twitter the quantity is 101k followers. This is also the most likable on snapchat having 100k views regularly and some times more which is watching videos and other content sharings. tThe journey of working and struggling which is started in 2012 now has sumptuous outcomes. Now the Turki Almohsin know as comedian star of Saudi Arabia and also Saudi Arabia director, actor and content creator. Achievement is the consequence of flawlessness, difficult work, gaining from disappointment,reliability, and steadiness. With difficult work and devotion, the sky is the limit. Turki Almoshin follows these rules and becomes a Succesful star
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Tiktok seems to have revolutionised the life of a young turk living in Srinagar’s old city. Meet Basit Ali Rajput, is on cloud nine- thanks to his mercerizing poetry and tiktok that broadcasted his feelings to the world.
Basit’s life changed a year ago when he started writing poetry and making poetry videos on TikTok to which he got positive response. His videos were widely shared in India. Since then, Basit continues to write poetry, making videos and now he is trending on social media mostly Instagram and TikTok.
Basit was motivated by his friends and his fans to learn singing and make it a career option.
Inspired by Parvaaz Muhammad Muneem, Basit recently came out with his first song “Haqeeqat” which is getting a positive response from all across. The songs, says Basit, is based on his own life.
He dedicates his success to his fans and said that he may had given up if the video that he posted on TikTok had not gone viral. “I tried to express a tragedy of my life, pain and sorrows through my poetry and it’s all because of it that people recognise me now. I dedicate my success to my fans who gave me so much love and it’s all because of their good wishes that keeps me going amid uncertainties and hardships,” says Basit.
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