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Natalie Kenney

DONT Be Good Be Great

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HISTORY

CREATIVEPLAYER$ 

(THE BEGINNING)

Creating a business is an exhilarating experience. I created CreativePlayer$ in 2010 with the hopes of desiging headwear & apparel with a purpose. Fast forward to 2013 and i have begun to make History with CP$ and have established a design team with the ability to create and innovate headwear &Apparel.

(FAIT)

In the beginning of October I went to Barnes & Nobles looking for some inspiration, like always i ended up in the magazine section seeing what our stars of today & tomorrow were up to. I got a sudden urge to walk over to the entrepreneur section to see if they actually added an exciting book on the subject. The shelf was full of "Entrepreneur" for Dummies and likeminded self-help books. I was looking for a experience and as i began to walk away disappointed i saw this BIG BLUE BOOk. Taking it off the shelf it read "UNLABLED" by MarcEcko. I sat on the ground directly in front of the bookcase feet hanging across the isle, and for two hours indulge in this new Authenticity Formula. 

I was excited to have found a great read and immediately went home so i could read more. I settled into my bed and checked my emails. At the top of the list was a SKILLSHARE class by MarcEcko on this new concept I had fell in love with two hours ago.  

Fait and History is what pursued me to enter this class.

Fait because i randomly selected this book and History because i believe you can't envision the future without embracing the past.

GUTS: When I realized our Design were Good & Authentic

Working in the retail industry for 6 years was an enlightening experience. Every year you will see BIG BRANDS participate in a BHM (Black History Month) capsules either in sneakers or appareal. Well i guess CP$ wanted to play with the BIG BOYS.

While at work one day a BigBrand Rep in his late 60s asked my my opionion on the BHM capsules and as a "consumer" what i would like to see in the future. I then ask him "What influences of African American culture or representation do you have on the design team". He then began to flutter over his words and assured me the design team consisted of people of color. "Yea Right"

CP$ wanted to create a headwear item which not only spoke to the unique taste and HISTORY of our company, but we wanted it to be a conversation piece for the consumer.

 (Below is a picture of our BHM History Velcro Back Hat)

INSPIRTATION for (Mnemonic Device)

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]-HISTORY 

(The whole song speaks in elements of history throughout his career but the first verse really spoke to me and my own Delta of NOW. Where I am in this present moment) 

In search of victory, she keeps eluding me
If only we could be together momentarily
We could make love, and make history
Why won’t you visit me, until she visits me
I’ll be stuck with her sister, her name is defeat
She gives me agony, so much agony
She brings me so much pain, so much misery

Like missing your last shot and falling to your knees
As the crowd screams, for the other team

I've practiced so hard for this moment victory don’t leave
I know what this means, I’m stuck in this routine
Whole new different day, but the same old things

All I got is dreams, but nobody else could see
Nobody else believes, nobody else but me

Where are you victory? I need you desperately
Not just for the moment, to make history

History is the Worlds greatest teacher. We learn & evolve from such a powerful force. Its imperatitive we learn from thoes who have walked the footsteps of victory and defeat. It always has been a great feeling to know some of the hardships im facing as a BRAND, other successful individuals have already been through and survived.

 

IF I WERE TO WIN THE 5,000 DOLLAR ENDOWMENT FROM MARC ECKO , I WOULD PREPARE THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE CREATIVEPLAYER$ BHM HISTORY COLLECTION. I ALSO WOULD USE THE MONEY TO FUFILL ORDERS FOR INSTORE CLIENTS WHO ARE INTRESETED IN CARRYING MY HEADWEAR. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT START FOR CREATIVEPLAYER$ TO MAKE H.I.S.T.O.R.Y

Please continue to view & share my project. Also please comment below. Throughout the next week i will be uploading more please stay in contact: 

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