Interview with Sherwin Appleton (@push2begreat)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Life presents many challenges and you have to be resilient through adversity. The goal of the Push2BeGreat brand is to Uplift, inspire, encourage, and motivate individuals to reach deep and push to reach their maximum potential. We’ve almost thought of it as using all of your negative energy and transforming it into positive results. Without pushing yourself, you become stagnant. Greatness helps to connect individuals to their purpose and builds stronger communities and teams.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

We’ve connected with so many people by networking. Individuals like current actress Holly Robinson Peete, former NBA basketball star Stephen Jackson, and NFL star Demetrius Knox who have all showcased the Push2BeGreat Brand apparel on their social media pages. We have also started the Innovative Learning Curriculum Initiative which will also pilot a Michigan Read By Three program geared to assist students deemed as economically disadvantaged. This is a huge, exciting, and challenging program that we can’t wait to launch!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

My biggest advice and recommendation would be to always strategize and ensure you have a great team to help.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

There’s not one particular person. My team is who I have the utmost gratitude for. They’ve helped me and supported me in ways you couldn’t even imagine. Without my team, I’m not sure I’d be this far. They’ve challenged me and pushed me to be a better leader. The level set me when I’m in high-level thinking mode. My Innovative Learning Curriculum development team has taken this idea to a whole new level. They are applying Artificial Intelligence to our program to assist us. They are detail-oriented. In addition, we also have a person who’s responsible for partnering with various organizations that will be interested in the Innovative Learning Curriculum and Read By Three program. I am truly grateful for the Push2BeGreat team.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Actually yes. Starting my brand inspired others to push themselves and start a business. Individuals who have known meet for several years have been inspired to push themselves out of their comfort zone.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

My favorite quote is “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” I truly believe you have to have the mindset and courage to combat life’s challenges.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Readers can follow us on all major social media platforms: Instagram- @push2begreat; Twitter @push2begreat: Facebook- @push2begreat

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