Willie's Open Road
Willie McMillon Highlight (1:42)
You just have to believe in what you're doing and you just have to love it so much that it doesn't matter if you're making money at it.
- He's worked odd jobs at Domino's Pizza, mowed lawns, and done construction and landscaping.
- Looking back, he realizes that he folded all of that experience into his current business.
- One day, while he was on his way to go snowboarding, he told one of his friends he was going to start a business.
- They spent the day discussing what their future business should make or sell; the original idea was stickers and t-shirts.
- While they were in a snowboard store, one of the workers gave them his simple recipe for snowboard wax.
- That same day, they went and got all of the ingredients and made their first batch in muffin tins.
- On their next trip up to Mt. Hood, they handed them out to snowboarders under the name "Bluebird Wax."
- Says you have to find something that you love so much, the amount of money you make is irrelevant.