We had the good fortune of connecting with Acy Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Acy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
In regards to risk, everything we do in life has a degree of risk. The higher the risk the greater the reward applies to our lives in areas ranging from financial investments in start up companies on the stock exchange with the chance of losing money to trying out for a team sport for the first time with the possibility of getting cut.
In regards to the role taking risks has played in my life I will say taking risks at times in both my personal and professional life have only strengthened me mentally and emotionally because of the many doors I have had the opportunity to walk through and gain valuable experiences that I currently apply in my life!
As far as taking risks in business and establishing and building my own brand, I have never been afraid nor hesitant to bet on myself! From day one I have wholeheartedly 100% invested in my company mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially!
I have always looked at taking risks as a challenge to give myself the opportunity to achieve on a higher level by taking control of the decisions and choices I deem necessary that will allow me to become the most successful both personally and professionally! The fear of failure does not exist in my thought process so therefore taking risks will always be viewed as a positive for me as I continue this journey in life.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The Acy Brown Company is an Athleisure brand company that helps promote health, wellness, and fitness to persons of all ages and backgrounds.
What sets me apart from others is first I do not view other companies that operate in a similar fashion such as mine as competition so there is no jealousy nor envy here. Secondly what allows my company to standout amongst the crowded business sector is my company represents class and the products I currently offer and moving into the future will continue to have a timeless look, feel, and caters to the young, middle aged, and elderly!
What I am most proud of is my Newly designed colorful “PEACE IS PRICELESS” athleisure shirts and caps which are currently available for viewing/purchase on my website (www.acybrown.com). I wanted to create a clothing design that displays a powerful message and vibrant colors that represent peace, harmony, unity, and calmness that would resonate with people around the world!
Dealing with the challenges from a physical standpoint because my body does get tired at times, I am able to overcome some of the physical challenges I must deal with by making sure I exercise regularly and maintain a good diet to help keep my immune system strong as well as my body overall because this helps relieve a lot of the tension, pressure and stress that can build up with the day to day grind of running and operating my business successfully.
What helps me deal with the mental and emotional challenges that come from wearing many hats and operating my business, I do my best to be consistent by stepping away from my business at some point during each day even if its only for 1-2 hours to simply watch my favorite western or cartoon. It is paramount for me to give myself mental breaks to regroup and come back with a fresh mind which triggers fresh thoughts and helps me operate more efficiently and become more productive with my ideas and concepts!
The main lesson that I have had to accept along the way in my quest and thirst for wanting to be successful is no matter how detailed, meticulous, and diligent I may be about my vision and how I desire to have things done, I have to be patient in dealing with others many times. Developing patience while concurrently expecting results can be challenging at times for me but I have gotten much better over time (sigh) 🙂
The main thing I want the world to know is the personality of my brand is athletic and wholesome and The Acy Brown Company can be Trusted! The model and foundation of my brand is built around the relationship I have with my family and being Positive, Informative, and Inspirational will always be the mission of my company as I grow and expand in the marketplace! Anytime you see my signature Pyramid logo surrounded by the three arrows know that each one of those building blocks represents a personal characteristic and attribute of Acy Brown!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to the Trinity Groves and Bishop Arts District. Both of these areas have much to offer…dining, great happy hours, brunch spots, and small businesses to support. I also would hang out from time to time being an avid seafood lover at Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe in Arlington 🙂
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Trenice Brinkley of Two Queens Media, Tawanna Chamberlain of the Posh Publicity Firm, and Anthony Little of Capton Brands. They have been instrumental in the overall development and marketing of my brand and deserve to be recognized for the important role they have played in the growth and success of the Acy Brown Company!