If I’m being honest, despite being in AP Literature and Honors classes throughout my school years, I never have been much of a writer. I’ve always been more of an oral curator (fancy word for talking a lot), sharing my knowledge, experience, and point of views with anyone that would listen. But as I have gotten older (tear) and become a father, I’ve realized that part of raising a child is helping them to not simply understand the destination, but recognize the journey required to reach that goal or destination. So that’s why I’m here… to share my experience of the #TeamMiller journey in creating Young King.
Before we get into 2020, a brief reflection of what made this all possible...
To know my wife Cora is to know that she is calm, reserved, somewhat mild-mannered, and one who does not frequently get angry (besides me leaving the kitchen a mess- sorry love.) In our 11 years of dating and marriage, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Cora as angry as she was when she couldn’t find any hair products for our son that met her standards. One day, probably after 1-2 glasses of wine, she abruptly turned to me and declared that she wanted to make our own brand and product for Kade and boys just like him. What followed was a series of awkward looks, and questions to one another like:
“Can we really make our own?”
“Should we actually do it?”
“How in the hell can we do this in addition to our 2 demanding corporate jobs?”
“Wait, you really want to pour our savings into this?” and
“How in the world do we make sure people love it?”
While we shot these and thousands of other questions at each other, I literally sat back and had a moment of clarity... creating a business and launching