We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristina Bethea and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kristina, how do you think about risk?
Life is a risk. Tomorrow isn’t promised so take the chance anyway.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an entrepreneur and have a clothing line called bésik (pronounced basic). I’m also a forex educator/investor/trader. Previously I worked the 9-5 but after awhile I got tired of working for someone. Tired of asking for a vacation, tired of the 30min lunch breaks so I took a leap and started to work for myself. Would work on my craft 8+hrs a day even when no income was coming in, but I was at peace. The challenge and the lesson is to keep going even when things seem tough, even when you want to quit. For the world to know about my brand: bésik (basic) is a custom clothing line that inspires individuals to achieve greatness with their skill sets all while keeping things simple. People have control over the brands look and feel according to their own liking. bésik was first created as a website company to achieve professional results with simple designs. This idea was brought into something tangible where people can feel and embrace greatness by being themselves. The brands colors are red, blue, and yellow as these are the 3 basic primary colors that make up almost every color we see today!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I like to travel other than that I rather be inside looking at charts or working on my brand. I live in the moment but when friends visit it’s more of eating, having drinks, and a good time.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Big shoutout to my twin sister, Kristen for helping me with the brand when I’m heads down. Running errands, shipping out orders, etc.

Website: besik.co
Instagram: @besikco

Image Credits
@pcbabyy @fitcheeeks @yagirlgoteats

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