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Why School Is Wrong About Failure

For me, traditional education is sometimes a barrier to truly educating yourself. While it does allow you to learn the consequences of being lazy or having a lack of discipline, school often hinders your ability to freely learn. For many students failure is something that they dread, but for entrepreneurs and people in general, failure is the car that drives you to improving yourself.  When you fail in school, thats it, you can’t go back to fix your errors and you can’t fix the permanent blemish that resides on your academic record. Traditional educational institutions teach that failure is something that is final and fatal, which is something that almost every successful entrepreneur disagrees with. While engaging in entrepreneurial ventures,...

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Why Everyone Should Get Punched in the Face at Least Once (Hypothetically)

Adversity is a good barometer of an individual’s ability to succeed in high pressure situations and it can even add to your self-belief when you successfully overcome those hardships. Unfortunately most people either never experience a turbulent moment or they don’t have the mindset that makes them believe that adversity is a precursor to success.  While some people may literally need to get punched in the face to have a moment of realization, most of us need difficult moments to harden our minds, so when we encounter more difficult challenges we are well prepared. Anyone who has lofty ambitions will ultimately encounter a tumultuous moment on their path that will test their character, their drive and most of all their...

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Rebel Vintage

Products and fashion styles that consumers choose to use and wear, the way I see it, is essentially a recycling system that cycles old styles back into the consumers’ fashion sphere. An example of ‘what is old is new again’ is the straight razor. Companies like Bevel have reinvented the straight edge razor from an old and out of date tool to a new, modern, niche product that is making a strong comeback. In fashion, things such as corduroy textured clothes and quilted outerwear are making comebacks into the dinner casual fashion corner, but those are not the only niche products that are making a comeback. Millennials, like most people are aware of, are quite different from past generations and...

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A Rebel's Introduction Part II

My name is Tarik and I am 20 years old. I am a huge soccer guy, well I consider myself one but Max (our founder), one of two of my best friends, pretty much follows soccer every minute of the day. We first met while playing soccer together and going to watch pro soccer games during our high school years. On our downtime at school, Max would always be working on Rebel Lifestyle Brands. While I didn't start the company with him, at the same time, I was always by his side.I really started to believe in Max's vision and how he wanted to take this brand and create a legitimate business. We want to create a brand where many people can...

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A Rebel's Introduction Part I

I am 19 years old, my name is Max and I created this brand during my sophomore year of high school. I had a mentor named Rich, who really pushed me to become an entrepreneur and search for my real passion in life. Unlike most people my age, I already know what I want to do with my life, and I already know how to pursue it. My whole life you could say that I was a ‘rebel’ of sorts. Whether it was getting kicked out of class for talking too much or getting in debates and telling my teachers that they were wrong. I have always been a self-proclaimed contrarian, and it has certainly been noticed by others as...

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