This is something I’ve contemplated saying before
when Joey and I started Few Will Hunt
and weren't selling any of our apparel.
Our community was growing rapidly but our business was not.
The pandemic had just hit and we didn’t think we were going to be able to get inventory, the demands of working two jobs seemed insurmountable, and we weren’t spending any time with our families.
I thought about it working late nights.
I thought about it driving home from the office.
I thought about it putting my son to sleep.
But I never quit.
The turning point in our relationship and our company was one particular conversation...
It was during a challenging day for Joey and I when I said, “Dude, I don’t know what the hell else we can do to make this work.”
To which he responded…
“We will restore the dignity of hard work, or we will die trying.”
A new fire was lit.
After that conversation, the word “quit” never crossed my mind.
We were going to complete our mission or die in the process.
From then on, we changed the way we were operating.
1. We pulled more levers -- We would test a strategy, if it didn't work, we tried a new one. Charlie Munger says "when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
2. We focused more on what worked -- If one of our strategies worked, we did more of it.
3. We were prepared to die on the sword -- We committed to restoring the dignity of hard work or die trying.
I am grateful to stand beside Joey in leading the Few Will Hunt community.
Whatever your mission, I implore you to do these 3 things:
1. Commit to your mission
2. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals that push you and support you.
3. Never quit.
Like Joey always says: “If you haven’t thought about quitting, you aren’t working hard enough. Think quit once. Think commit twice."
I hope this story helps you on your mission.