It’s past time we remixed the entrepreneur archetype. The tried-and-true definition of an emerging or aspiring business owner feels tired. The modern entrepreneur is a mover, shaker and doer who’s not content with simply breaking all the rules. Our 52 trailblazers are rewriting the rules, tearing them up and doing it all over again. It’s creation at its purest, because the fruits of one’s hustle are not actualized overnight or by following one jet-lagged recipe. It’s no longer adequate to measure entrepreneurs by the brick-and-mortar spaces they manifest or the jobs they create. Those are all important elements but fall short of what it truly means to build something — often with blood, sweat and tears. Whether you’re revamping the vintage clothing industry, introducing a fresh dining concept, cultivating an advocacy-focused creative agency or advancing the cause of equality for the LGBTQ+ community, the only thing that matters is freedom — the freedom to march to the beat of your own badass drum.
Rayhart has been in the art game for years, with his style being self-pronounced as “open, somewhat abstract, somewhat surreal.” He believes in the power of breaking the rules, and the power of being of service.
Advice that keeps you hungry
“Be patient. Goodness takes time, and greatness takes even more time.” [This is] a personal quote derived from personal experience.
What your day is incomplete without
Constant creative thought followed by creative action.
Your power outfit remix
A power outfit is held within, meaning one’s inner being or inner confidence determines the amount of power the intended outfit will emit. Be it a coat and tie, or blue jeans and a white tee.
What every entrepreneur needs
Sure, there are no rules which cannot be broken. However, always place nothing above service. As an entrepreneur, it is a gift. That gift is to be of service — a privilege in being chosen to bring forth something which is beneficial to others.