We had the good fortune of connecting with Allan Quijano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allan, how do you think about risk?
Risk. Risk played a huge part in my success/business today. The bad thing about risk is that you’re left thinking about what would happen if I did or didn’t take it. Going back to why It played a huge role in my life/career, I took a risk not going the traditional route. I knew I was meant to chase my passion and to show others that it’s okay not follow the same path as everyone else.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a footwear designer for professional athletes I worked with athletes from all sports from the MLB, NBA, NFL. Growing up I always wanted to be apart of the professional sports scene someway. How I got to this position of where I’m at was I took a risk and messaged players. If you message 100 people you’re destined to get 1 to message back and so that happened. Of course it wasn’t easy. There was a lot of trial and error but that’s the beauty of business. Some lessons I learned is that you are put in position you can handle, you gotta grow and learn from every experience.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to say thank you to my partner, childhood sweetheart, future wife MichelleMarie, thank you for giving me the drive and motivation. Without her I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of things by myself. She gave me the strength and the mentality that anything is possible. So I would love to say thank you so much.
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