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413 Ways To Be Successful

American Made Since 2012

Kevin Claiborne

Syracuse, New York
413 Ways to be Successful is a social project. We create journals that inspire people to shift the way they define, perceive, & achieve success.
New York

Tell us about your business.

I have always been intrigued by what makes "successful" people successful and what specifically did they do differently in order to achieve their success. I believe that success is completely subjective, and everyone defines and achieves it differently. I also believe that contemporary notions of success should be redefined. I have a passion for helping people follow their own passions and interests, so this social project gives me an opportunity to collaborate with people around the world in order to view the limitless perspectives about success. I aim to create a culture that values the differences and diversities in opinions about success as well as the viewpoints of people around the world.

What makes your business stand out?

This project is unique for a number of reasons, most importantly, it is interactive and gives every user a different experience. The social project titled "413 Ways to be Successful" is simply an interactive effort that starts with a blank slate in the form of a journal to create new ideas about what it takes to achieve one's personal definition of success. The empty journal full of pages represents an empty mind freshly awaiting new ideas. People can use the journals to write their own creative lists of ways they can become successful, document their goals and progress, or simply use them to write down any creative ideas that come to mind. The benefits that come with keeping a personal journal are limitless. I believe writing things down is an essential part of being creative, productive, and successful.

What's the best business advice you've received?

The best business advice I have ever received came from my mother. She told me to follow your passion and do what is in your heart. When you follow your passion and work in what you love, you will always be happy, satisfied, and fulfilled. I have taken that advice and decided that since I have a passion for helping people to help themselves, I should show others how to do the same.
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Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.

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