Occupation: CEO, Founder of BuffBoxx
Most Recommended App: Blinkist
Last Thing You Read: What Great Brands Do by Denise Lee Yohn
Twitter / Instagram handle: @buffboxx (both)
Tell us about your journey? Started from the bottom now we're hear. I grew up in Buckhead, ATL, GA surrounded by friends who have been given endless opportunities and chances. It's hard to be surrounded by this environment when you have to earn every dollar, job, or material item that you want but I am fortunate to have grown up in this environment. I say fortunate because I learned to work harder, better, and want it more than the other guy (or girl). In 2008 I began 4.5 year stint in residential Real Estate. Our 5 person team led Prudential Realty (now Berkshire Hathaway) nationally in units sold each year. After RE, I joined the IVY Buckhead where I earned the role of General Manager leading our brand to it's highest years of sales amidst the most competition The IVY had seen. 4+ years later I received my dog's first Bark Box. Immediately after opening it, I had my "Aha!" moment. One day later BuffBoxx LLC was created; 5 months later BuffBoxx launched. Today, we are coming up on our 3rd year in business, we send Boxxes to all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and an additional 16 countries. In addition to these accomplishments, a beautiful, smart, driven young woman from Tennessee agreed to be my wife and mother to my son, Lebron. I'm a lucky guy and excited for the future ahead.
What is your favorite part of your day? Morning gym time. I can clear my head, think things out, release stress, and get in the right mindset for the day.
When do you feel most successful? Accomplishing goals or tasks that are difficult or that we were told couldn't be done.
What do you do to recharge when you’re feeling drained? Walk my dog. Takes my mind off work or stressful thoughts and puts them into positive thoughts and feelings. Get some fresh air, boost the immune system, clear the mind.
What do you know today that you wish you would have known when you first got started as an entrepreneur? Social Marketing
How do you optimize your day? Lists & Business Apps keep me in line and on-task.
Who is the person/people who allowed you to imagine more? My Wife. She has supported me and my vision for BuffBoxx from day 1. BuffBoxx would not be what it is without her and I would not be what I am without her.
What does imagining more mean to you and your story? Our vision for BuffBoxx goes way beyond US fulfillment and customer sales. Imagining lets you explore ideas and destinations for your company or brand. Some may seem presently out of reach but some may give a new spark to the brand or generate into a new way of thinking or running the business.
If you could do more of one thing every day what would it be? Learn. My grandfather taught me that you should never stop learning. Not being in school doesn't mean you have to stop studying and learning. There's always a way to improve yourself from the day before.
Favorite social media platform? IG