What’s your story?
My name is Brian Dalmaso, and I am from Boston, Massachusetts. I am the CEO of 8Figs Apparel. 8Figs Apparel collaborates with artists, all around the world, to produce high-end, quality clothing.
What is the overall vision for 8Figs Apparel?
The vision with this was to enhance an artist’s appearance, therefore allowing them to utilize my platform to grow through and generate the wealth they are striving for. Really, 8 Figs Apparel was born out of the idea to help anyone coming from any situation, build their own brand and an income along with it.
Have you always been an Entrepreneur?
Actually, no. I have a background in mechanical engineering, which I pursued the greater half of my life. It wasn’t until about 7 years ago that I caught the entrepreneur bug. I put aside my analytical mind and decided to run with a network marketing company. Turns out I loved being able to grow and create, which then led to the birth of 8Figs Apparel 1 year ago.
What ultimately made you take the leap of faith into entrepreneurship?
Honestly, it was the dream. The dream of financial freedom and time freedom to spend with my family. I also am an avid philanthropic, and I wanted to have more to be able to give more. It has been the best decision I could’ve made; just think if I would’ve made it well before I was 43 years old!
What have you accomplished so far in your entrepreneurial journey?
I have been blessed to have built many streams of income over the years, as well as the development of my very own 8Figs Apparel company. I am also the CEO of Network Ninjas, Matrix Mindset Academy, and BMK Associates.
What differentiates you from everyone else in your field?
8Figs Apparel allows the average ‘joe’ to create wealth for themselves. From the knowledge we have at this time, there is no clothing line out there that has the ability to do so, except us, and that’s what sets us apart.
We are entering an era where everyone is interested in multiple income streams. How does one decide on a business to pursue?
Network marketing was the ‘entrepreneurial gateway’ for me. It allows the common person from Yale to jail to understand business principles and make something of themselves. Once you have money to play with, it’s a lot less painful creating other revenue streams. No doubt, you’ll have to hustle, but if you do, it’ll set you up for success in creating multiple revenue streams.
What would you say to someone who came to you for advice about taking the ‘leap of faith’ into entrepreneurship? Do you have some practice tips you can share with them?
First of all, if you’re thinking of jumping in, my advice is this: JUMP! You’ll develop wings on the way down.
As far as what to do, I have found these 3 tips to be my favorite to do:
1. Read daily.
2. Network with everyone and anyone.
3. Get uncomfortable and do so often; that’s where the magic happens.
How do you personally define success?
Success is the pursuit of a worthy ideal. My mentor, Bob Proctor, helped me out with that one. I used to think success was measured by your financial status, but I have awoken to the fact that this is just simply not true (for me, at least).
What would you credit your success to?
I would credit my success to two things:
- Studying the principles of the wealthy 1%.
- The book, Think and Grow Rich.
What is the best way for someone to reach you if they are interested in working with you?
Please email my assistant, Madison@matrixsuccessnetwork.com and let’s see what we can help you with!