In today’s Dirty South Club spotlight we give a little bit of shine to my brother from another mother and serial entrepreneur Kevin ‘KV’ Stanford. Ever since I’ve known Kevin, or as I call him KV, he’s been a leader and marching to the beat of his own drum. He’s traveled the nation training, motivating and helping people enhance their lives physically and financially. Although I admire this guy for several reasons, I specifically admire him most because I’ve been able to see up close and personal the upstanding man he is to his family, friends, community and in business.
I recently caught up with Kevin and asked if he would share with the club some insight on the biggest misconception about being an entrepreneur, some of the best business or personal advice he’s received and what he loves about the Dirty South.
Kinfolk, get ready to be motivated to make your moves and renew your entrepreneurial mindset — here we go!
What’s your name and what part of the Dirty South are you representing:
Kevin Stanford – Longview, Tx.
What do you do and what inspired you to do it:
I’m a founding member and Diamond Executive with a company called Youlab (YL). We’re a Luxury Lifestyle Company that’s building a Brand for the future. We provide high quality products that enhances people’s lives both physically and financially while promoting ageless living from the inside out.
After watching my dad suffer and lose his battle with cancer years back, it made me more aware of the importance of being healthy and different ways of more preventive methods in order to live longer and enjoy life. With Youlab, we have some amazing products that are helping people achieve their goals both physically as well as financially and I’m excited to be a part of the company and help people become more aware of us.
What do you believe is the biggest misconception about being an entrepreneur:
The mentality of what it takes to be successful. I see a lot of people attempt to start/run a business but still think and act like an employee. They treat it like a hobby but expect to get paid like a business and that’s not gonna happen. I also see a lot of people who want instant success and are not willing to invest the money and time that it takes to sustain in business. Since you don’t have a boss, you have to have extreme discipline, dedication and be laser focused to be successful as an entrepreneur.
Best business and/or personal advice you’ve ever received:
Believe bigger and faster than anyone else. If it’s meant to be it’s up to me!
Any words of advice or encouragement for those who wish to follow in your footsteps:
Do your homework and be dedicated to making it happen. Find someone who’s already successful at whatever you want to do and follow their lead. Do a lot of personal development via reading, audios, seminar’s, etc. and be willing to change your mindset and habits.
In order to get something that you’ve never had you’ve got to do something you’ve never done. In my opinion, winning is 80% mental and 20% physical so embrace the pain of change, it will pay off in the long run.
How do you define success:
Success is doing something that you’re passionate about while having a positive effect on someone else’s life.
What are your plans or goals in the near future:
To continue to bring awareness of Youlab and build our Luxury Lifestyle Brand Globally. We’ve already expanded into multiple countries (Korea and Hong Kong) within our first 2 years of business and plan on many more before the year’s end. We will become a Billion Dollar Brand and will have products in many homes that will enhance people’s lives from children to adults.
Another goal of mine is to help people who are coachable and trainable to build a business with a solid residual income attached to it from the comfort of their home on a part time basis in order to leave an inheritance for their children’s children.
What do you like to do for fun:
I love spending time with my family and fishing.
Where can the people find you online:
What do you love the most about the Dirty South:
The love that we show each other in the Dirty South and the fact that we make things happen…PERIOD!
Photo courtesy of Kevin Stanford
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