E153: Self Love, Persistence, & Starting That Spark W/ Founder of Fire. Clothing Ian Howard
Today we speak with founder of Fire. Clothing a recent start up out of North Carolina. Fire. wants every unique individual to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, the spark of creation. Ian speaks to encouraging others with Autism to pursue their dreams, starting a clothing brand without prior experience, and getting past anxiety and depression of the past to live in the present putting yourself out there. Great conversation on persistence, finding your passion, and helping others.
In This Episode We Cover
Dealing with anxiety
Getting that spark for your idea and running with it
Starting a new venture you’ve never done
Starting social media
Setting up a Shopify and direct sale process
Getting comfortable making authentic content
Finding a clothing manufacturer for your brand
Inspiring others with Autism to pursue their passion
Pushing yourself to do better everyday
Write it down and speak it into existence
“I struggled with facing the fact that I had autism. I never wanted to say that I had autism because I didn’t like myself having it but its the reason why I love myself now. You have to have self love, I love who I am now, what I stand for, I don’t care what everyone else thinks.” - Ian Howard
“Building a brand is a tricky thing but I’m excited about how you’re building yours right now.” - Host Dave Swillum
“The past doesn’t matter, right now matters. You don’t want to live in the past, you want to live forward.” - Ian Howard
“Speak it into existence and write it into existence.” - Ian Howard
Ian’s Shopify clothing site for Fire.
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