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How to Overcome Your Fear and Live Your Dream
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, 2303 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098, USA
What will you learn?
We all have fears in life and sometimes those fears hold us back from being great, from accomplishing our dreams, and keeps us in complacency.
If you want to be the successful fashion professional that you know you can be, learn what steps you need to take to overcome your fears.
Finding your why
Getting the support you need
Staying committed to your cause
January 2020 Monthly Meeting Details
Check Out What We Are Reading...
Join our Book Club
Over the next three months (from January 2020 to March 2020) our members will be reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Members will have the opportunity to discuss the book at the monthly networking meetings and also during a book club meetup that will be held in March.
Some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs are avid readers.
Bill Gates reads 50 books per year (about one per week)
Mark Zuckerberg reads one book every two weeks
Eon Musk grew up reading two books a day
Mark Cuban reads more than three hours a day
Oprah Winfrey reads a book a month
Let's improve our knowledge so we can improve our businesses and become more successful as entrepreneurs.
* Statistics provided by article titled Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule Written By Michael Simons on Observor.com on August 5, 2016
as well as English Literature. At the time, I did not take higher education as seriously as I should have. It’s not that I didn’t value an education; it’s just that I saw a different path for myself. In hindsight I now understand how both degree plans helped prepare me for what I was always destined to be; a BOSS.
In 2011, I made my first attempt at being a boutique owner. I was extremely excited and I just knew I could attract customers if I had tons cute of products to sell. My approach couldn’t have been more wrong. I failed miserably. There were people at the time telling me that the markets I was interested in were too saturated and I should consider other avenues. Thankfully, my level of ambition has always been high. I did not let that failure stop me. The only thing it did was make me more determined.
Today, I am a serial entrepreneur and the owner of three different businesses; Investment Inches, 22 and 34th and Mane Couturier.
Investment Inches is a wholesale and drop ship hair extension company. We provide quality extensions to businesses and individuals. Although our customer base varies, we specialize in small businesses and startups.
2234 Is a clothing boutique. The pieces offered are stylish and unique. We have a wide range of styles. There is something for almost every type of customer.
Mane Couturier is a retail hair extension company. Our low prices and extensive inventory has been extremely attractive for individuals who love to look great without breaking the bank. We have something to fit every budget.
Though my businesses are now successful and generating revenue, it has not always been that way. One of the biggest lessons in life I have learned is persistence, perspective and prayer are instrumental to success. Never allow someone else’s limitations to be yours. The sky is truly the limit. It is cliché, but it’s also true.
Photography By James Parish Photography
If I could tell anyone one thing about myself, I’d say one thing that certain is I always knew I’d be on my own payroll. I’ve always been the type of person to lead and innovate. My name is Kai, and I am the owner of Akpan Enterprises LLC.
I was born and raised in Missouri City, a suburb of Houston, Texas. I am the eldest of two children. My mother is a Michigan native and my father is of Nigerian decent.
In my early years, I can recall being a hand full, but I wouldn’t describe myself as disobedient. I feel as though inquisitive is more befitting. I always wanted to explore the “why” of the instructions I was given by adults. I guess one could even conclude that I tested the limits of what I was allowed to get away with. Many of my childhood friends described me as bossy. After all, I am the oldest, so responsibility is typically tied to that role. Part of being responsible is decision making. This is probably one of the biggest factors that contributed to my way of thinking and the perspectives I have.
Upon graduation from high school, I enrolled in Houston Community College. I later attended the University of Houston Central Campus. Fashion and English Language are two things I’ve always loved, so I double majored in Retail and Consumer Science
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