Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Rode a bike.
Wanted to learn how to work on a bike.
Became a Mechanic.
Traveled the world on my bike.
Had an idea.
Learned everything I could about wheels.
Opened a 64sq ft. wheel building studio.
Opened my current shop.
Keep following my journey

Career

Owner/Wheel builder

I design and build bicycle wheels.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Design
Being Creative

Day to Day

8am: Check e mails. 9am: Lace wheels for the day. 11am: Begin building. 1pm: Quick lunch break. 115pm: Back to building/answering phones/working with walk-in clients/answering e mails. 5pm: Prep work for the next day. 530pm: Call customers to let them know their wheels are finished. 630pm: Close up shop if all work is done.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

BE CURIOUS. You don't have to know all the answers today but remaining curious about what you're doing in any field is the precursor to innovation. Get a mentor who can help you answer the questions you're not sure about and above all think of "Problems" as opportunities.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"If this were such a great idea, why hasn't someone already done it?"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial