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Hustler’s Ambition: Is Loyalty Dead?


Business | March 27, 2015

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I was born  in 1981, my mother had me at 14 years old. We grew up very close, like a brother and sister even though she was a young mother.. She taught me how to hold my head up high, no matter what people threw at you and always fight for what you believe in. She is my hero!

I’ve met people who became my outside family back then it was all about being loyal, treating your people how you would like to be treated??

So my question is what is Loyalty??

My brother asked me to touch on this subject which I told him it would be difficult because everyone’s definition of loyalty is different.

For me, loyalty is some sort of emotion because decisions to be disloyal is triggered by emotions some of the time by greed, envy, hate, jealousy and heartbreak.  Some may display loyalty out of fear, love and respect etc.

So when your dealing with people’s emotions, they could become unpredictable. Loyalty is hard to find in friendships and the unlikely person who ends up being loyal is the person you wouldn’t expect, that person is usually confident and secure within themselves..

The word gets thrown around a lot, do I expect loyalty in BUSINESS???

No, I don’t because its not personal, its business which takes it back to what I said about it being an emotion. In business, everyone wants more and wants to get to the top, so the emotions envy and greed could trigger you to feel you need to survive.

So I never expect LOYALTY in business!!!




See you next Friday :))

Hustler’s Ambition: Just Do It!


Business | March 13, 2015

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Meet Clint Ippoma, the co-owner of BassBuds!

Often working behind the scenes or travelling to different countries to closing deals. The entire company ethos echoes his personal drive, determination and values. Hailing from the streets, crossing over to music & film background, Clint has always lived by the saying ‘made something from nothing’ but is now known for his extensive branding and business expertise.

Every Friday, Clint will provide helpful tips and brief pointers on business, sport, branding and everything lifestyle!




When it comes to business and you have a good idea, create a vision, write your plan and JUST DO IT!! Research is very important when coming up with your ideas so check the market place you would like to enter and see if there is space for you?

Perfectly said as Nike’s slogan, one of the most successful and powerful brands in the world, so why wouldn’t we believe them?? Ask yourself, if you trust the Nike brand and why?

It’s vital that you never allow another persons success or failures determine whether or not your idea will work. As they say ‘one mans gold is another mans silver’ and ‘another mans silver is another mans gold’. Opinion is always good to hear and take on board depending on whether its coming from a worthy source. The decision is ultimately yours.

When setting up a business, budget is important! Remember: Always keep your outgoings lower than your incomings.

Sure, you would like a big office or retail space but truthfully its imperative that you work smart and supply on demand. They do say don’t expect to make profits in your first year, once again that is the matter for each individual, as I saw profits in most of my business ventures I started, but not in all.

Most billionaire companies start with a simple idea in a bedroom with a pen such as; Facebook founder Mark Zukerburg, PDF creator Chris McMeeney and more. They maybe had doubts and maybe even at that time in debt. They too woke up, washed their face, brushed their teeth, saw their reflection in the mirror staring back at them, leaned closer to take a better look and said.. JUST DO IT!!!!

Until next Friday :)