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It is impossible to introduce our next guest in just a few sentences but I give -- a shot.
He is an MTV star on rob -- -- fantasy factory before that it was Robin -- Oh but that can -- our first and foremost he's a professional state border going pro at the age of sixteen.
He also oversees.
Derrick and -- prizes and is behind consumer product brands like silver trucks.
And reflex bearings and wild grinder -- children's toys.
And that's not all but thankfully -- verdict is here to tell us about everything he is doing rob we're so excited for you being here Tracy have been talking about -- the last two hours.
-- -- -- -- -- That's very content Abraham Portland and we following your Twitter I haven't -- your twitters from we are tonight to have you here because -- story it's it's a good and -- rob.
-- he's still out skateboarding that your skateboarding has led to all these other things that you do but.
Did you see yourself even as a small kid is wanting to be a businessman and wanting to run and do all these businesses.
I mean that even when I was really young when I got good -- skateboarding I -- even when I was fifteen you know Ali Salem I have to -- let the business and you know that I am part of the enterprise and and so it was very early and I started my first company around eighteen years old you know which promptly went out of business.
I think it's we have.
But that's actually great we have to talk more about that but I think what's so -- -- that.
You just loved it so much -- quit on it it even now I'm sure conventional wisdom said.
Do you go nowhere with the state board stuff go to college go to school learn something.
And yet eating corn and you made an empire out of it.
You know that's that's you know especially for something like -- when you get an Hispanic quit high school to become a professional skate -- in my first year being pro.
I sold one board in December so I got a check for two dollars you know that at the time I need to cash that check you know so it's it's written monologue of checking my finances but I did -- -- point get paid two dollars per month of professionals -- and.
Bob what happened with the first business that you started -- -- learned from that.
The one that -- the an invention.
I have had a lot of fairways you know and I've learned you know for me especially it's it's -- -- ongoing process of of building a foundation taking risks and and learning from from failures and successes you know bit.
That particular one I think more than anything.
I've relied on a lot of people to drive the Brandon didn't didn't quite have my vision and and and that's sort of when I realize it's it's much more important to to.
Align yourself with like minded driven people in order to make something success.
At what point did you realize OK I can't make a living just skateboarding I've got to expand this brand that I'm creating into.
A clothing line you made the first -- -- for skaters out there when did when did you mind just start going in that direction -- said hey I gotta do something if I'm gonna make.
Full blown career out of this.
Well in I think it was -- Johnson didn't quite work like that -- skateboarding exploded probably a couple of years after -- term pros so.
You know now now making a few 100000 dollars a year.
So it's sort of it sort of laid the foundation for me -- like reaching out in the starting other businesses you know appears to me.
I didn't wanna make a few 100000.
A year -- wanted to have twenty companies and millions you know so.
You know I think for me it was just more the idea.
Looking inside -- forward to seeing a lot of.
Of opportunity that wasn't being capitalized on and just going after all those and as I've gotten older.
You know that's it's just gotten you know much deeper in on a sense of doing the first feature film for skateboarding -- the first toy line and.
And cartoon for skateboarding.
In just continue to to follow that route.
Did you did you mention while grinder is that children's toys and you were mentioned at the -- of film but tell go through all of the different businesses the -- and because.
They're silver trucks reflex -- we saw this we're watching video Travis barker has your partner in your clothing line.
But what are we missing and what I guess what's what the next.
You know for me my you know my biggest thing is is obviously -- television shows you know and and that I have you know reflection and -- what I call my sort of hard -- hustle you know and I have to clothing lines -- Travis barker called DGA wrote that is -- has instant scoring system called I have sex that -- You cornerstone of street -- skateboarding which is the lead on developing the launch next year.
I have a lot of runners toy line that is too big deal with Mattel and -- -- to produce the cartoon.
Which would take about a year and a half to get the cartoon on hand.
I have my own collection now within DC that sold shoes and apparel and and that stuff and then of course outside my regular endorsements.
-- -- Kind of in the non.
It's hard to manage him and I can't on this is something and then.
It's amazing that out.
Not that I do on the -- -- you do now that the -- we're gonna have to take a break -- two seconds and just welcome our radio listeners but.
All this came out of your -- escape -- and I think that's it that's the amazing part about this in an inspiration to kids.
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