We had the good fortune of connecting with Antonio Vaughn and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Antonio, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks are important but I try to make sure they are calculated risks.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
LIVIN’ LIFE is an inspirational lifestyle clothing brand. We sell apparel, art prints and accessories. We aim to inspire others to pursue their dreams and enjoy every single second of life. Selling things is cool, but having an opportunity to spread our message is priceless.

My journey so far has not been a smooth one. When I started LIVIN’ LIFE I didn’t have a business plan and my funds were limited. I just took the little bit of money that I had and got 100 t-shirts printed. I drove around Atlanta promoting my website and sold t-shirts out the trunk of my car. I had no idea what I was doing and I didn’t know if anyone would actually buy one of my shirts. I didn’t let that stop me though; I took a chance and just tried to learn as I go.

Over the years I’ve made many mistakes and wasted money in the process. But I always try to turn each loss into a lesson learned. One of the biggest lessons I learned is to follow my first mind. I realized that I spent too much time listening to too many different people. Everyone has their own view of how you should run your business. But in the end, you have to be true to yourself.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Eclipse Di Luna, Edgewood Avenue, Ponce City Market

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Every family member, friend and customer that has supported LIVIN’ LIFE over the years.

Website: www.LIVINLIFE.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/LIVINLIFE

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LIVINLIFE

Facebook: https://facebook.com/LIVINLIFECO

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/LIVINLIFECO

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