If you are passionate and aspire to be great you have to believe in your ability to accomplish anything. Idris is a believer in doing what needs to be done to push himself in the right direction to accomplish greatness. Nothing can stand in his way to achieving success.
Growing up in Plainfield, NJ Idris Barrett spent a lot of time studying art and drawing. While it was a love of his, he never thought it would turn into a clothing line. One of the smartest decisions he’s ever made was starting Urbn Animal and turning something he loved into a business.
Working a 9 to 5 didn’t fulfill Idris or bring him happiness. He decided to leave his job and start his own business from the ground up. He needed to feel financially independent as well as at peace spiritually. Past jobs left a bad taste in his mouth leaving him with the mindset to build his own legacy. He wanted a legacy that would provide hope and stability for his kids through the years.
As an entrepreneur Idris has learned to be prepared at all times. This means preparing the night before to be ready for the day ahead. He always has a routine that he sticks to for the weekend. This routine is to make sure his products are ready for next week’s sales and available in hand to promote his clothing line if someone inquires.
Motivation can be tough when believing in yourself doesn’t come easy. Idris has learned that you have to let go of your insecurities. Stop worrying about what you can’t do and focus on what you can do. You have to believe in yourself in order to motivate yourself. You never know what obstacle may lead you to where you need to be.
When you wear Urbn Animal, Idris wants you to feel unique, vibrant and comfortable. He wants you to enjoy the dope graphics on every t-shirt you wear. He wants you to feel appreciated and like you are one of a kind. Every character you see on his shirts were drawn by himself and his business partner.
Idris is very passionate and determined about his work. He believes that hard work pays off. When he launched Urbn Animal he was nervous and excited all mixed in one. He was ready to start a new chapter in his life. He had no doubt that this was something he wanted to do. He believed in his ability to run a business. After quitting his job there was no plan B. He was determined to make Urbn Animal work. This was something he needed for himself and his family. Ever since he launched his line, he hasn’t looked back.
If you are interested in starting your own clothing line or business, here is some advice from Idris. “Block out the naysayers. Even if it’s your family and friends. If you truly believe, you can accomplish it. You have to have tunnel vision and focus on whatever you are seeking and go for it.”
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