Christian Yang (@christiankyang) [similar]

📍: St. Paul, Minnesota ✏️: Documenting my journey of entrepreneurship 👻: ckyang24 🕶️: Founder of Pure Growth Media and Refuge Apparel

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Everyone is trying to be something they’re not.
What they don’t realize is that they been blessed beyond measures.
Blessed with gifts other people wished they had.
Everyone is gifted.
It’s just a matter of figuring out what your gift is and honing it.
Try things. Break things. Learn. Repeat.
Until you understand exactly who you are.
I don’t have all the answers.
But I’m trying, testing and pushing myself everyday.
Because I know how important it is.
#selfawareness #loveyours

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

They don’t know what’s coming.
Not worried about anyone else’s opinions.
Just on my own grind.
Cause I know...
“In due time”.
#refugeapparel
📸: @dmnyng

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Hardships, obstacles, trials...
Whatever it is that you don’t want to face is something you need to face.
To get better.
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The hard part is always the part that you’ll learn the most from.
#dailymindset

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

I used to be the quietest guy in the room.
The thought of getting in front of a room and giving a speech was something I’d always try to avoid.
I then learned breaking out of your comfort zones is the only way to grow. To get better.
By no means am I a pro public speaker, but I’m not afraid anymore.
Not afraid to speak up in meetings.
Not afraid to let the world know my thoughts.
Not afraid to be opened and let other knows what’s going through my mind.
I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m improving everyday as I keep working hard to get to where I need to be.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

🤔: Daily Mindset #2
- It’s important to be open minded.
- If not, you become vulnerable.
- Take time to listen to others and understand where they stand.
- You don’t have to agree with them.
- But, this will allow you to have a much more educated opinion.
- Also, it’ll help you figure out what is actually true or what actually works instead of going off your emotions.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Busy month. Always gotta find time to get a workout in though. Can’t cheat myself. Can’t have any excuses. Just gotta get it done.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

🤔: Daily Mindset #1
Think long term. Don’t worry about the short term losses. Just start.
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Would like to share more of my mindset on a daily basis. Just my opinion on things. Take it how you want it. Just want to help in any way I can.
#dailymindset

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Breaks my heart to see this. We’re in 2017/2018 and slavery is still happening.. 💔
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But, we can’t just post on Social Media and hope something happens.
We have to take action.
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100% of @refuge_apparel proceeds from 11/30 - 12/8 will be donated to the “International Organization for Migration”. @unmigration
You can donate to them directly on their website as well.
You can also contact @nikkihaley who is the United States Ambassador to the United Nations to voice your concerns.
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If you can’t donate, spread the word. Everyone has a voice. Use it.
Let’s spread love, positivity and build a community that cares about how we can impact the world.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

😎: Ending a crazy weekend with my only haul from Black Friday this year.
📚: I’m not much of a reader but I understand how important it is to keep learning and stay curious.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Silence out the haters.
Be true to yourself.
Understand your goal.
Make it happen.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

I'm beyond blessed.
Blessed in many areas of my life. Tremendously.
But, I've been very blessed that I get to do what I love to do every day.
I get to help businesses stand out and understand the shift of communication we're seeing.
I get to work with talented individuals who help me help these businesses.
The look I get to see from both parties through this process is priceless.
It's why I do what I do.
Not for money. Not for accolades. None of that.
I do what I do because I get to help others do what they love.
While I do what I love. Helping others.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Man... miss hooping with the Brodies. Gotta do it again soon!
#throwback #scsu #hooptillyoudrop

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Surround yourself with people you can have a million inside jokes with. 😂
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Good to see the brodies again! #teamloyal

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

This was a tough one for me. This was tough because I wasn’t sure if a clothing line was what I wanted to do.
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The clothing market is saturated. I have no experience in fashion/clothing. It's not the most innovative thing...
I could go on and on.
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What really stuck out to me though, was how clothing lines were able to create community.
A community that all cared about that same thing.
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Everyday, we're battered with bad/negative news.
We fail to realize that there's a lot more good people out there than there are bad.
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But, none of that matters if the good people aren't louder than the negative ones.
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The reason "Refuge Apparel" exists is to create a movement that helps create communities.
Communities that share positivity and spread love.
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At Refuge, we hope to create a platform that addresses this issue everyday.
We'll be putting out positive content.
We want to be a community people can feel proud about being apart of.
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We' plan to donate 15% of our profits to local charities/non-profits/schools that we align with our mission.
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In all honesty, we don't even care if you buy our apparel or not.
We just want the positive voices to be louder than the negative ones.
If that means we make $0 through this but make an impact, we'll be happy.
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We may not be able to change the way the world thinks
But, we want to provide the right resources and opportunities to the people that might.

Christian Yang (@christiankyang)

Was weird modeling for the first time. Lol. But, always gotta break outta your comfort zone.
#refugeapparel
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📸: @dmnyng & @dsgnbynina
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