We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Owens and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amber, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
The most important lesson I have learned is to never stop learning. There is potential to learn something new from even the smallest interaction you have with someone. I have learned so many things that have helped me personally and professionally by simply opening my mouth and engaging in meaningful conversations with people. I’m literally like a sponge, especially around fellow business owners. No matter what stage of life you’re in, there is still more to be learned and room for growth. I have been blessed to be in the midst of so many knowledgeable men and women and I make it my duty to pay it forward by sharing knowledge with those who seek my advice,
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I make creative graphic tees with millennial quotes and sayings. I’m most proud of the impact that my business has allowed me to make to the community through several scholarships. I would say I got to where I am today by the grace of God. The thoughts and ideas that lived in my brain were finally able to come to life. The daily process is far from easy and can even be quite the emotional rollercoaster. However, it was and still is worth the ride. I overcome obstacles by knowing and accepting the fact that there will be good days and bad days. I go through the motions because there is light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve learned to be flexible and take the wins with the losses because there is bound to be a lesson somewhere in there. I want the world to know that I’m a passionate person that is dedicated to pouring into my community and that when you support my brand, you’re also supporting the a dream.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Omg itinerary?! My friend would hate me but I LOVE a good itinerary. The must-visit restaurants include Gochas’s Breakfast Bar, OLG, JJs Fish and Chicken, Atlanta’s Best wings, Nanas, Juicy Crab, Wild Crab, Spoon, Little Azio, Gyu-Kaku, Highland Bakery, Superica, Desta Ethiopian Kitchen…omg I can go on for days. I would definitely do a little shopping, and grab a massage. We have to hike Stone Mountain for the culture and hit the Battery. We can go rock climbing and we have to go to the gun range.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Whew…I don’t have a limit, do I? But seriously, I can go on and on because I truly have a village. For starters, my older sister, Jennecia, is my rider. I can literally tell her I want to sell packets of air and she would be like “let’s do it”! My best friends, Thadeous and Danielle, are also extremely supportive. I’m sure Thadeous owns every shirt that’s on my site. Dani also doubles as an accountability partner because she doesn’t hesitate to let me know when I’m not operating at my fullest potential. Ozsha, my creative director, is also the bomb dot com. My big sisters and close friends were my original village and they gave me honest feedback throughout the startup process. I have a mentor from 3rd grade that lives in the Middle East who does not miss a repost, EVER! It’s literally the simplest things that mean the most to me. Aside from the individuals mentioned above, there have been so many other supporters that I owe my success to and I’m so thankful for every single person.