"IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU IT WONT CHANGE YOU."
Early Life & Early Decisions
William Anderson is, arguably, the best version of his-self , born in Saint Louis Mo, at an early age it was very evident that he had a clear understanding of what life was all about and acknowledged the position he could be in to make dreams that he once thought were impossible to finally come true.Learning at an early age what his purpose in life could be with the likes of his mother being a heavy influence helped him to make better decisions which would in return start a foundation and open different platforms that only time would be able to reveal his true destiny. What he chose to highlight in his life made a huge impact on those surrounded by him. Being an alpha male student being apart of the summa cum laude with a sterling academic record developing the unthinkable without testing the waters of the inner city and environment that he was submerged around. Though his accomplishments were great and even though the awards felt good the price he paid on his pursuit of perfection were high he still had dark paths along the way that made him reflect indirectly heading down a road that could have led to disaster.
The True Meaning of "Humble"
NC4L (Never Change 4 Life) which described a brother hood that could never be broken with his brothers not bonded by blood but by friendship and trust no matter what. During this trial and error in his life he still had a choice having to separate his-self but sustaining that bond. He then learned that it was easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. After graduating from Hazelwood Central High-school where basketball was the key to crack the door he wanted to kick down carried on his passion toward wanting to become an athletic director headed to college at Central Methodist College. His ambition to coach, develop and mentor the youth as it played a big role in his life having someone to look up to that believed in you when you couldn't do it yourself. Outside of his family and friends he received encouragement during playing sports and having great coaches which developed him to wanting to show others that you can do anything you set your minds to. He learned and taught his-self that being humble was always the key to different things and having a true understanding that starting something knowing it would be difficult and to place the name together when u start out in a rough patch there is a lot of potential with opportunity coming your way.In college ball was the meal ticket he was leaning on to prepare himself for a future he could look back and be proud of and align it with what he was taught his entire life.
Minor Set Back & Major Come Back
Being a straight A student in college he felt unmotivated because there was no real challenge and he wanted nothing to come easy. However, there were a lot of different roads to conquer when the odds seemed to be against him with so many rooting for him then life hit.His freshman year of college playing basketball he had broken his hand, the hand that was going to help with the writings on the great wall of his success had just suddenly stopped. Having flash backs thinking that the life he laid out for his-self had come to an end he sat out for 8 weeks which seemed to look like a major set back but little did he know it was preparing him for a major come back. Going through breaking his hand led him on a journey he never knew could exist his advice "Don't ever give up on a dream if you think it believe it".Not knowing how he was going to get through but time revealed his true calling he switched his major to become an RN.
which was just a stepping stone toward creating a positive movement that would be the right thing to do. "If it doesn't challenge you it wont change you" he had to take a leap of faith with the support from his family and the leading lady in his life his mom supported his decision. Having a plan being in school and having a dream that helped to procreate his main goal to send off a positive messages for the society he grew up in and never forgetting where he came from no matter what. 19 years old with his head on tight and straight forward is very impressive and a force to be reckoned with a young man that is strong and cannot be ignored or stopped.
A Humble Era Begins
Still didn't know what he really wanted to do but college life helped to expand his vision which then turned into Humble Start. What kept him going was the fear of not being successful and college was a foundation for him being a known trend setter in high-school he had fallen in love with being able to give back in a society that is so divided . His mother was the first to be exposed to the idea of Humble Start dedicated part of his line to his fallen soilders Wayne and Smooth never forgetting where he came from. It was started with his two brothers who came together that made his dream become more of a reality and having family to support and keep positive people around. His brother Mason role is to help with ideas, symbols as well as checking for the best fit and style having his back planning goals to make it big having his family as his team. Inspired by his hometown saint louis with the broken heart displaying the poverty, homelessness but show casing that there is still alot of love for those on the outside looking in you might see negative but in the inner city alot people are really showing love with having his main logo. In his words " If you dont have a deeper meaning its not alot of people looking for fashion without a story behind it and even the untold story speaks volume with the Humble Start Clothing Line. On January 13th 2018 Humble Start had his first live radio interview hosted by The H7ve radio show on power3one4 with the one and only Fox A Mil and Chris Shoesuperhero Carnes wanting to be the first to show case the talents of a black young man with a hidden agenda toward what could bring the life and love back into a city that seems to be so dark. He realized that its so much that you can do for a person in 365days just by changing lives with one interaction at a time.Born with that STL Hustle/ Hazelwood impact being a popular scholar and basketball player grew his supporters and found that going back to his roots people wanted to support the movement which only added more fuel to his fire not looking back. Humble Start rapidly started to grow with alot of items that where based on the saint louis area and caught the attention of the city from women to men and childern it was like a domino affect.
The Humble Hand Always Gives Back
The "H" in Humble Start means love in sign language which is something this city has been in need of. He's given back so much and there is so much more in store and we are looking forward to the future of a the foundation he built soley off of passion and faith.From using different outlets social media, word of mouth etc has touched many including The Art Of Noise.With the lauch of his website August 2017 Humble Start expects to build an empire within the next 10 years with 2 years left to graduate as an RN shows that this is only the beginning of Humble Start the RN that will nurse Saint Louis back to the show me state. I would like to reintroduce to you the CEO/ Founder William Anderson of Humble Start.
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