I work hard everyday and I still have no money. I’ve been stolen and screwed so many times in my life that I could be still pissed off. But I am not anymore. I have no network in the french media and fashion industry, no weathly parents (the opposite in fact) or friends to help me, I have none of what could have propbably made me succeed right after I created Style and the City. Worse than that : french coprorate racism. Visit any company and ask to meet the excecutives or high salary employees : no colored people !! NO black, not asian, no arabic, no indi people… And we are in 2013 !!
A part of me is still mad about all what I’ve been trough. But now that I am 40, now that I learnt a lot from life, I can feel peace in me. The same peace that I could feel in my father. During all his life, he was able to make his big family eat everyday, sleep in a great house, his children to go to school and pay to make me do sport. He was an emigrant with low qualification = low wage all his life. He could barely speak french. I remember that day when he brought me at my Judo tournament. I was a tough little 12 years old yellow belt kid and I beat a 14 years old orange belt kid. I wan the tournamnt in my category and my father was proud of me. Seeing him proud of me made me so happy and gave me so much proud. Cause I wanted to win for him, to give him back the love he was giving me all my childhood.
Years later I understood that LOVE and people we love are the most powerful source of energy, motivation and fighting spirit that ou rlife can give us. Ma father is still alive and I still own him what I am as an adult. I want to succeed and build a great Style and the City company before he dies. I don’t have children yet. I want to have children and I want them to be proud of me. I already love them.
LOVE. The one you receive and the one you give are the most powerful tools in your life to be happy and achieve your dreams. Never forget that. Never stop to love. Love will give it back to you in a way or another. Don’t worry for that, even if it takes time, LOVE will always find you.
Share this article as much as you can and have a great day my friend. I also thank very much this beautiful couple that trusted me during my last New York fashion week. If you know them, tell them that they brightened my Daily Dose of Happiness today. (You’ll discover all their pictures later…).