Willie Dillard III – 2017 List Of Dreamers
Willie Dillard III is a Creative Consultant, Model, Writer , Life & Wellness Advocator. He is also a Visual Lead Representative for New York Sunshine Apparel. His latest endeavor includes being the Creative Consultant and Owner of "The Look Fashion Consulting incorporated " where he provides personal imaging services, as well as personal visual concepts and direction.
How did you determine what you were passionate about?
Being driven by separation helped define my character and channel my individualism, which led me to identify my passion of self expression through writing, fashion design and modeling. From as long as I can remember this has been my Divine Calling, as I always felt like I stood out "being the outcast" or was sometimes misunderstood. Later in life, I realized this worked in my favor and became the drive I needed to progress in life. I have been able to use fashion as my way of expressing myself and allowing my creative abilities to show. Following a different path and standing out, has pushed me forward as a leader and innovator of my craft, not only for my self, but also for my community.
What challenges have you overcome to pursue your dreams?
There has been many challenges I have had to overcome, such as inconsistent work in a very competitive industry, and at times my lack of preparation and knowledge. The biggest challenge hit me late 2014 early 2015 when I started experiencing some major health problems due to lack of sleep, overworking and a mild short stem of depression. In the midst of these challenges, I realized this was a reset on life and a I took the time to restore my faith. Life at this moment was a blur, I was more focused with the concept of being busy, that I didn't slowdown to make sure I was actually being productive as well. Working my 9 To 5, and not being recognized for advancement, I quickly realized I was not an asset to the company. I had let so many things in my personal life, as well as business tear me down and I didn't know how to separate it. So I suffered and everything I touched suffered as well; my body shutdown and I was fixed with no choice but to have emergency surgery that put me off of my feet and out of work for 4 months with a recovery time of a year. I overcame those challenges with God's favor and now take pride in self care, being an efficient & reliable businessman, having organic relationships and high a quality work ethic.
How do you stay focused and productive in your area of passion?
I now have a different view on life, reading helps me stay focused and abreast to many changes that occur in this industry. I enjoy self motivation books, as well as books on entrepreneurship and business. I also keep a close circle of solid influential mentors. I believe if you keep the mind nourished, it will stimulate growth and the ability to project knowledge which also helps with being productive and providing a new perspective.
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