15-year-old Philly entrepreneur appears on Shark Tank
I got to ask you, did the pandemic impact you at all? I mean, people did start wearing a lot of leisure wear.
The pandemic, you know, impacted us like positively. I opened, you know, the SPERGO headquarters, my first store during the pandemic and the city of Philadelphia was just showing us a lot of love. It was just like a big win for the city because during the pandemic, you know, it was just like a lot of losses and a lot of people weren’t happy. But when I opened the store, I brought a lot of hope to the city.
Where do you get your motivation from?
I get my motivation really from myself, a lot of the times. Just wanting to be better from yesterday, for real for real.
What is the lesson you would tell other kids who look up to you? Because I mean, you’re almost 16. You were 12 when you got this idea. And there’s a lot of 12-year-olds that are looking at you now like they could be you.
I would give them my five keys to success. Number one is to find your passion: Find something you love, and run with it. And number two, after you find your passion, is to stay consistent. A wise man said, “If you’re persistent, you will get it. But if you are consistent, you will keep it.” Number three is your network is your net worth. Because if you hang around five millionaires every day or five people doing the right thing, you’re going to be the sixth one. And if you hang around five people that’s doing the wrong thing, you’re going to be doing the wrong thing. So your network is your net worth, and the people that you hang around is really important. And then number four is you can never learn too much. You can learn a lot from your parents. You can learn a lot from reading or just from wherever, but just don’t ever feel like you outgrown learning. And then number five, just say affirmations in the morning or say affirmations anytime you get a chance, like when you wake up. Make sure you bring positivity into the atmosphere because it’s a lot of people in a world that might say negative things to you. But affirmations just bring positivity to you. You know, when people say negative things, [affirmations] block off the negativity because you already believe in yourself. So affirmations like, “I’m powerful, I’m strong, I’m a leader, I’m successful, you know, I’m a winner.” These things, you know, just bring positivity. So these are my five keys to success.
So do you do the affirmations every day for yourself?
Yeah, I do my affirmations every day.
What does Trey Brown say to himself every day?
I am successful. I’m a billionaire. You know, I say I’m a world traveler. I’m happy. I’m a child of God. I’m nice. I say all them different things to myself in the morning.
P. Diddy Combs is one of your mentors. Now you’re on Shark Tank. That experience on Shark Tank. Can you give us any clues?
It was a great experience. This is going to be epic, tune in this Friday.
What did you learn from that experience?
Always stay ready, and stay prepared at all times, in any way.
Well, I wish you luck, Trey.
Trey Brown and SPERGO will be featured on Shark Tank November 5. Check your local listings. To find out more about SPERGO go to spergo.com.
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