Interview with Marcus Clark (@marclovelife)

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

I love being able to help someone bring out the best in themselves through their fashion choices. I believe – if you look good, you feel good!

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

Being about to build my clothing brand and getting it into Urban Outfitters independently just by making a cold call to the men’s buyer. That was a game-changer.

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

I would say to remind yourself of the process. The process of taking a leap of faith and following your own personal journey. Having a vision that only you can see, it is critical in staying grounded and following through.

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? 

Russell Simmons. I used to work for his non-profit organization. I admired how he build a brand – not only a brand but a lifestyle. Hip-Hop, fashion, and charity. 

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

My background is strongly rooted in philanthropic and non-profits – specifically art and fashion organizations. Working with inner-city youth and being somewhat of a big brother to them is amazing. 

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

“We fall down, but we get up”.. I love that and it’s about making a promise to yourself and picking yourself up when you stumble. We all stumble along the way. Stumbling is where resilience kicks in and while it’s okay to feel defeated at times, you cannot allow those moments to change your direction. 

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

The reader can follow me on Instagram “@marclovelife”. 

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