We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyla Sanders and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kyla, what do you attribute your success to?
Everyone knows that true success is achieved by hard work and dedication. Those who truly work tirelessly towards achieving every goal they set out for themselves are, in my opinion, in a class by themselves. Success is not something easily attained. It’s not handed to those who have been chosen with the gift of diligence, strength, and dedication to acquire success. Because those individuals are chosen to bear more. On the contrary, success is given to those who prove they have paved their own way to the top. Making a name for yourself is always hard, especially at such a young age. Work ethic is everything when it comes to a business and branding. You work hard to prove that your brand is something worth noticing. That’s why I believe work ethic is my top tier, most important factor behind my success. I have a growing YouTube channel as well as a custom clothing brand/business that takes up a lot of my time and attention. All while studying to achieve my other dream of graduating college with a degree in Biotechnology. It’s hard, it’s time consuming, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything because it has taught me the value of hard work. Sometimes it’s hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact that people actually sit down and listen to the content I put out for them and see what I have to say. It’s a powerful thing feeding knowledge to this generation, and I want to use that in a positive, meaningful way. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that I can create creative content and products that people genuinely want to see/buy. It’s humbling to see people buy products I’ve worked so hard on. I work hard because I know that one day every single time I doubted myself, almost gave up, or thought I wasn’t good enough, was all just a test of Faith and I passed.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Over the years, you come to learn things about yourself. What you like, what you don’t like, passions and interests, etc. My art form actually takes two forms. My passions lie with creating content for my Youtube channel and creating a brand of custom-made clothing called Ignorance is Bliss, made for millennials by a millennial. I want to express to this generation that it’s never too early to start making strides towards what you want out of life. I am twenty years old now. I’ve had a Youtube channel for going on two years and earlier this year, I started my first every clothing line designed completely by myself. I take the most pride in knowing that I do all this and still balance in time for school, family, friends, and life itself. Of course, it’s a challenge but knowing that people enjoy what I’m putting out for them and seeing how happy it makes people, is the reward in itself. I’m here today sharing my story because I never gave up. There was a point in time where I wanted to quit YT because I felt I wasn’t reaching the audience I thought my videos deserved. You invest all this time and effort filming and editing so of course you want the maximum amount of people to view it. But I stuck it out, gave it time, and though my channel isn’t at 100%, it’s growing everyday and will soon exceed my own expectations. I had to remember that patience is key. Even starting my clothing line, everything didn’t immediately sell out. And that was okay because as time went along more and more people found out about it. I move forward knowing that my hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. I want the world to know that every video I make, or shirt I design, comes from an individual who worked tirelessly to make sure that it was made to the absolute best of my ability and that my story is embedded in everything I create.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A Week with Kyla in Atlanta
10:00am- Meet Up/Head Out
11:00am- Arrive at The Atlanta Breakfast Club for Brunch
1:00pm Pounce City Market/ Skyline Park
5:30pm-8:30pm Escape Room
10:00am- Breakfast @Flying Biscuit
12:30pm- High Museum
3:00pm- Lunch @ Slutty Vegan
5:00pm- Georgia Aquarium
12:00pm- Indoor Skydiving
3:00pm- Eat Lunch @Varsity
4:00pm-8:00pm- ATL Trap Museum
10:00am- Bike Ride @Centennial Olympic Park
12:00pm- Botanical Gardens
4:00pm-World of Coca-Cola
7:00pm- Shop/Eat @Lenox Square
4:00pm- Cumberland Mall
7:30pm- Hawks Game @ State Farm Arena
2:00pm-7:00pm- Shop @ Atlantic Station
7:30pm- Skyview Atl
9:00pm- Dinner @ Ruth Chris
12:00pm-6:00pm Six Flags Over Georgia
Return Home 🙁
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have numerous people to thank for my success. So many people have been there for me throughout the years that have helped me become the woman I am today. Firstly, I have my youth mentorship group, First Ladies, to thank. First Ladies is a leadership and etiquette group for young girls who aspire to be global change agents. I started this organization in middle school and have carried these values with me to this day. Through this program, I learned what it takes to be a powerful, youth leader and how to go after my dreams. It was in this very program that I realized I wanted to share my voice and talents with this generation and make a name for myself. Without First Ladies, I wouldn’t have had the courage to take initiative and follow my dreams. Having a growing YouTube channel and clothing business means having lots of subscribers/ supporters. People I’ve never even met before support and motivate me to keep going, which means more than they can imagine. Not to mention my family and friends who continuously show their love and support with my YT channel, my business, and my life. I have one of the greatest support systems imaginable full of people who only want to see me succeed. When you have people like that on your team, don’t trade them for the world.