You’re either green and growing or ripe and rotten. Constantly feed the mind with travel, experiences, people, books, risks. Every chance you get to grow and learn take it, growing isn’t meant to be comfortable you’re literally exposing yourself to the unknown. Get comfortable with it, and embrace it. I spent a month in Bali over the Christmas and New Years break, and in my experience travel breaks the limits of the minds and makes you think about things from a different perspective. Everywhere you go in the world seems to leave you with some sort of lesson you’ll always live with, for example my trip to LA for the first time at 18 taught me I didn’t dream big enough (which change the short term course of my entrepreneurial life drastically)...long story short make money, spend some on experiences and constantly expand and feed the mind because you’ll see more, and when you see more you can spot opportunity better. #ExploreTheWorld#OpenYourEyes#WidenTheMind
I want to take a moment and talk about celebrating awards and major achievements. I have a system of goals I have set up where if I achieve certain near impossible tasks (so they seem 😈) I will get or do something to recognize that effort. If you want to combat burning out, I feel as though you have to enjoy your success at a certain point. If you’re working like a dog non stop and you never reward yourself you can get lost in the sauce and end up asking yourself what’s the point of all of this. Take a trip you’ve always wanted, buy that xyz thing you think about every day, whatever it is BUT attach that thing you want with an EPIC achievement whether it be a financial goal, or a feature in Forbes, or a completion of a book. For example when I started my company (a major step) I did something for my parents. When I passed my first financial goal at 19 I bought a dslr for 2k to up my content quality, when I got into @forbes I bought something from Cartier, etc. Make these special, something you really want, something that can remind you of how far you’ve come so that you move forward with reminders of what you’ve done. Don’t forget to enjoy the fruits of all your labors.
You all know I rarely talk about the actual business I run, it’s done intentionally to focus on the message rather than seeming like a front for a sale. I feel as though a lot actually want to know about the business I run and the inception of the idea rather than generalizations made from my experience. So let’s start from the beginning. I started college and asked myself extremely large questions like “what makes you happy” “what are kind of person do you want to become” ALL because I saw the path most college students started down and it’s quite honestly scared the shit out of me. I would start a business it was only a matter of when. College began and you quickly learn about a prescribed focus medication called Adderall. The problem, it’s an amphetamine, highly addictive, and dangerous to take, but when students are faced with deadlines that determine the job they land after school all logic gets thrown out the window. I searched for a natural alternative but couldn’t find one, so I made one. I partnered with an FDA approved lab and within 2 months I launched @brainzpower. I then looked at how I could get this product to the people that needed it most (college students) and I searched for where their attention was (this was fucking easy because I was a one)... the answer INSTAGRAM. I quickly pulled the platform apart and learned how to reach and grow an audience of over 100k... within my 1st year in business I made twice what a college graduate would make at a “job” or as @therealkiyosaki would say Just Over Broke. I knew I was onto something, I kept my head down, growing sales and by the time I was a senior I landed a few major features which you’ve all seen... they put myself and my company on the map. I graduated with a successful small business BUT that’s not who I said I would be 4 years ago, so I set out to create the number one brain supplement company period. The BRAINZ BOX was born. And from here the story is left unwritten for now...
And if you made it this far you’re my real family! Use code “KOZ30” at checkout for a family discount on the BRAINZ BOX❤️💪
Don’t worry about what you start with focus on being a multiplier. If you have $1 figure out how to skillfully turn that into $10. If you have $100 become obsessed with how to turn that into $1,000. With this mindset where you start becomes obsolete because with a multiplier mindset the start doesn’t matter it’s all about how quickly you can make those jumps. Before you know it you’ll be hitting that marker that you would have complained about “OH IF I ONLY HAD (X amount of $)” be grateful that you even have a shot to make any amount you can imagine if you deliver value of more than what you get back. You got this, start now and let that multiplier get you far fast... the sooner you start the sooner that clock starts.
What kind of person would I have to be in order to achieve all that I want? Write a few words describing all the character traits, skills, abilities, attitudes, and beliefs that you would need to develop in order to achieve all of the goals you’ve dreamed of. Live by it, make those words your creed. When you narrow it down to who you are and what you want to be it’s easier to find scenarios where you can prove yourself, and you find moments to build those beliefs to make them a reality. The more you practice any skill, ability, etc it becomes proven and accepted in your own mind. When I see an opportunity that scares me I always ask myself what would you do if you weren’t afraid... the answer not comfortable but always the one that needs to be done and when you do that over and over and over again you just become that type of person. Here’s what I live by: Fearless. Nonconformist. Dreamer. Relentless. Outlier. I create my own destiny. Greatness is earned. Respect is earned. Once my eyes have been set, it’s only a matter of time.. it will be done. 🔥Write YOUR key words, creeds, below! I’m curious!!
P.S. back home for the Super Bowl! LET’S GO RAMS!
The blueprint for those that have to pay college themselves. I see no other way to get an ROI like that anywhere other than betting on yourself. Educate yourself with anything you can get your hands on, take small but calculated risks, smartly scaling from nothing to something. There is no fucking way I could have gotten the education I got had I not become an entrepreneur as a freshman in college. I said USC and LA was where I needed to be and told myself back then that I would have about 4-6 months to figure it out before I had to decide if I can continue or had to dropout because of financial reasons. That kind of pressure can crush or you can rise, the feeling of paying that myself felt like I was drowning at times. For example is I made 100k pay 70 for school, pay 30 for costs, and then after all that work you’re back at zero at the end... it was like a stationary bicycle BUT I knew it was only for the time I was in college and I WANTED to be at that school, had it been some average school and not a top 5 entrepreneurship school I wouldn’t do the same, but I wanted to be there so I had to make it work. Hope this puts the process into perspective for that one follower I might have that has nothing and will enter college with no idea how to make ends meet... take big risks (like I did moving to LA not knowing anyone nor how to make that whole 69k per year thing work), do what you’re gut tells you is right, work your ass off, and leave college an assassin because of what you went through. During the cycle stage I was in, it frustrated me at times that I was paying for tuition when I could have been using that money to try new marketing tactics, create new products, anything to grow the business BUT it’s temporary and I would save major projects for the summers, and once I graduated ALL the chains came off... so if you really want it, you’ll make it work. I’ve proved it, do whatever you want and don’t look back. #ForgedNotGiven#StrengthFromStruggle#Entrepreneur
I never chased shortcuts because I was chasing respect. Longevity over short term money ALL DAY everyday. Too many young entrepreneurs chase that easy homerun, that quick cash, whatever the fuck you want to call it but number 1 it doesn’t exist, number 2 after 2,3,5 years of searching for that bs you’ll leave with ZERO experience and skills. For me, I wanted respect as an executer, as a skilled businessman, not a get rich quick plan guy. I wanted to build a company from scratch, learn how to do everything as an entrepreneur, know truly how to run a business, how to market, how to sell, instead of dumping money into a crypto currency and crossing my fingers it works and putting crypto investor in my bio. It’s a fucking joke. I also had people approach me while in college asking to run my FaceBook ads without ever running a single ad, I was like this has to be a joke right. (It’s like taking marriage advice from someone who’s never been married. Or writing a book before you’ve even done anything with your life, get some experience and skills then open your mouth... or even worse sell courses on how to grow a business without ever growing one, we all know who smh). There’s tons of great people trying to give back out there but there just a few that are making the most noise that you have to watch out for. Just be smart it’s easy to see who’s real, I’m just tired of those people taking money from those who desperately need real advice and they misguide them bc they don’t know anything and those people just end up giving up or failing. I want you to focus on SKILLS and EXPERIENCE because that’s what’s going to make you money. Become the best in one specific skill and see what happens. Don’t be a fake entrepreneur, become an assassin full of skills that brings people value instead of others doing you a favor. Skills, skills, skills means everything. Who agrees? #skills#fuckfakeentrepreneurs
The worst that can happen isn’t crashing and burning but rather accepting terminal boredom as a tolerable status quo. For me failure does NOT exist. If something doesn’t work you step back unemotionally and analyze why it didn’t work and step back in with a better much smarter plan and execute with your new found experience always in your pocket. FOR ME being in college I saw the entire 60 year path laid out for me (you know that story great university, get the six figure job that steals your soul for 40 years, then retire and live off little to nothing until you die) that scared this shit out of me. I want an epic story for a life, full of stress that tests me, growth that hurts but makes you better, I keep breaking through walls and although the climb is hard... every time you pull through it’s the highest high feeling of fulfillment you can get. When I go (hopefully a long time from now😂) I want my kids, family, wife to see what I did and be proud of what their dad did with their life. Status quo, average, scares the shit out of me. Greatness, actual success, regardless of the risk excites the fuck out of me. The chase makes me feel alive. If you give me a .01% chance at making my wildest dreams come true or a safe path that represent 10% of my full potential (but it’s guaranteed) I WILL ALWAYS without a doubt take my chances and chase my wildest dreams. Don’t let anyone that took their deal with misery steer you away from your dreams, they’ll make it seem like it’s moving a mountain when it’s nothing of the sort. Will you work hard? Will you work longer than a corporate job? YES! But not a second of if will be nothing but thrilling. You have a dream, chase that shit. Let me be your voice regardless of who told you otherwise. Work hard, play hard, do what makes you happy, do what makes you feel ALIVE. #IChallangeYouTo#Thrive
Solid start to the new year with a beautifully written article in Buzz Feed. I think every new year we come out hot, really chasing our goals but once we have little results or face great resistance we tend to taper off until the goal is given up on. This is not how this shit works, if you want something or set a goal to achieve this year you relentlessly chase NO MATTER WHAT. Doesn’t matter how much time, how many hoops you have to jump through, whatever.. if you really want it put your head down and achieve that shit. This year just like last year will be the biggest year in my life. For the first time ever I am not a student, juggling entrepreneurship and college really put some pressure on what I was able to achieve but now the ball is in my court and whether I achieve these crazy goals I set this year is solely on my shoulders and I love that shit. Huge dreams, with no restrictions, this is going to be an absolutely epic year. My final message here is set your goals high enough to excite you but not so high that it will discourage you because it’s too “unrealistic” I hate that word with a burning passion but your goal has to be in a sweet spot for this to work. Please leave your goals below I want to hear what you guys are chasing. Let’s get it this year💪 #ruthless#bigdreams#executionistheonlythingthatmatters#andrewtime
2018 was the biggest year in my life thus far. I challenge everyone to look back at every single year in their life and have a simile like this and have a sigh of relief knowing you gave it all you had... and whatever results you had from that you should be able to live with. I looked back at what I wrote one year ago because what I write here on IG is my way of putting my goals out their into the world which makes me work to not just be all talk and back it up. I said “this will be the biggest year of my life, one I’ll always tell my kids about” and damn it, it was. I’ve had many lessons this year that arm me for the next but I want to share 2 with y’all right now. First, regardless of your age you can accomplish ANYTHING you set your mind to. If you say you want to be in Forbes when you’re 40 it won’t happen when you’re 20, you have to pressure yourself and your goals, and stretch yourself you’ll be surprised how much you can achieve at an early age if you just shoot for it. The second major lesson is you always have to be creative in your pursuit in money, success, growth, etc. you have to match it with boatloads of time and effort but somewhere along the way you’ll meet the RIGHT people and everything becomes effortless. Meeting those few individuals is hard and unexpected, so it’s not always what you know it’s WHO you know. That’s so damn true, to all those that helped me in this past year I am so damn grateful❤️ thank you so much for being on this journey and helping some kid with a crazy dream. I want to hear your biggest lessons this year as well, drop them below🙏
HERE IT IS the project I have been working on for the past 5 months, the Brainz Box. It’s my move to become the number 1 nootropic/biohacking company on the market. I sat down and looked at everything in the market and saw A LOT of holes... all of which I fill with this project. Many different companies sell brain health products but NONE sell all of these under one roof. People were getting 1 product from me, another from their local store, and another from Amazon etc. Another hole I found, many products give you the right ingredients but in 1/5 of the recommended amount. If you want real results, you have to have the best ingredients, made in the best FDA approved labs, in the CORRECT amounts. Brainz Power was a huge hit as a product, but I didn’t want to take part in the nootropic industry, I wanted to take over. How do I do that? Give you everything you possibly need, the best quality, multiple products that all support the brain in different ways, all delivered to your door each month. Pure mental domination without all the hassle. So what’s in the box?!
1. Organic Coconut MCT Oil
2. Organic Lions Mane (a nootropic mushroom)
3. OG Brainz Power Nootropic
4. Antarctic Krill Oil
Attention to detail here was the focus for me. For example Krill Oil is a superior Oil for the brain when compared to fish oil in numerous ways (I’ll do into depth on why each individual product it the best on the market in individual posts later). We updated the OG Brainz Power formula that put me on the map, we changed our MCT from palm oil to organic coconut oil because it is a much richer source of MCT’s, Lions Mane made popular by mushroom coffee which blew up in the past year not only tastes awful (who actually what’s mushrooms in their coffee😂) not to mention you get 250 mg, not the full 1500mg. So sure you’re getting what you need but not enough to make a difference. If you want the best, the Brainz Box is it. If you’re trying to go from good to great, achieve more in school, floor it at work, or simply nourish the brain I made this for you. •
P.S. I’m picking 100 people that buy the Brainz Box to personally call. Let’s chop it up on anything you want, just make sure to dm me
I owe a tremendous amount of my business success to this game I call the Numbers Game. It’s an insight into my ruthless mindset (and when you start from zero you really have to be ready to do whatever it takes). It begins where you’re faced with a dream that means the world to you, but no known path on how to make it a reality. I always knew that there is a breakthrough point with everything, eventually your effort matched with creative approaches each and every time will get anything you can possibly want. If you reach out to 10 stores to pick up your product you might leave without a single one, and you gave up on an idea before it was even given a proper shot. If you reach out to every single store in the country you’ll end up with plenty. And then you circle back around and you’ll be shocked at what the results will be then. Get ruthless with it, don’t give up when you’re tired, and always realize AT ANY point you can be ONE at bat away from everything you’ve been dreaming of. So don’t give up before you’ve truly exhausted yourself, your effort, and your creativity on how to make those points connect. Tag someone below that needs to start playing the numbers game.