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The Circle of Trust Archive

The Circle of Trust is the paid subscriber content for listeners of the Adventures In Design podcast. Containing over 300+ episodes and 500 hours of design, illustration, printing and business tips n tricks. Hear every episode in it’s entirety! The Circle of Trust has the full Adventures In Design audio catalog, featuring every episode with bonus content added or you can choose to go straight to the bonus content. Every topic possible on following your creative passion as a hobby or career has been covered in this collection and we’re not even close to finishing the conversation adding another 200 episodes in 2016. 

148 - Kortney Hastin of Norman Russell Apparel

David Defeo


Kortney Hastin wins the award for most aggressive entrepreneur to grace the AID airwaves. Listen to Kortney’s story of taking his life experience / life equity and betting it all on his apparel line named after his grandfather (No Pressure).

Talking Points You’ll Hear On Episode 148
- How paying for a dirt bike inspired Kortney Hastin to enter the glamorous world of retail. 
- Building you future from lessons of your past.
- Improving from your mistakes.
- Networking and the power of your network. 
- Art directing and creating your clothing line. 
- Surrendering to the pressures of your business and letting the current of life take you where you need to go.

In The Circle of Trust (Paid Subscriber Content)
- The false sense of security a job can give you, can entrepreneurship be the safe bet?
- Picking the right time in life to take the startup gamble. 
- Kortney tells the story of selling his home to fund his startup. 
- Breaking the major rule of success, feeling sorry for yourself. 
- A healthy ego goes a long way. 
- The tricky cash flow and timing for funding a apparel line that has to design 12-18 months out. 
- Be open minded to your dreams.