A Story From Wakkas

 
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I'm always blown away when I get messages from people using MindJournal. There's something tribal about all of us using MindJournal in an effort to become happier and more positive versions of ourselves.

This is the first of, hopefully, many stories from guys all around the world using MindJournal to make change in either their own lives or the lives of others. Stay tuned!

But for now, I'd like to introduce you all to Wakkas Sachwani – The founder and CEO of Threads of Apollo a fashion brand that hopes to inspire confidence in young adults through apparel.


Hi, my name is Wakkas. I am a 27-year-old guy living in Vancouver, BC Canada.

If you are a fan of MindJournal like I am, then there is no doubt that you want to improve who you are as a person. I know I did. I was struggling with finding my way out of my own negative and sometimes paralysing thoughts. The way I was thinking and my old habits just weren't working. I needed to change before it was too late. Two things really helped me get through this.

The first was MindJournal.

The notion of having a sort of guide allowing you to write down your thoughts and feelings and work through them was something extraordinary. The reason being that it let me get out of my head and work towards resolving the negativity instead of letting it fester t here. 

The second thing was apparel and caring about how I presented myself.

After getting some help from a friend as well as doing my own research online, I started to put together some simple outfits.

The better I looked, the better I started feeling about myself. I starting realising that I was using apparel to consistently associate the positive thoughts and habits that I started to implement after using MindJournal. 

Overtime, things like starting a company, which felt impossible before, now felt doable.

I wanted to share my experiences with as many individuals as possible. I was fortunate enough to have connections with a leather apparel manufacture overseas. I thought, what better way to help than with leather jackets. Nothing exudes confidence more than a leather jacket!

After a year and a half of setting up the company, prototyping, changes and delays; I am ready to present this brand. We will start off by offering premium leather jackets and gloves at a price that is affordable for most young adults.

I am still figuring life out. While I am, I want to also help others.


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Wakkas is currently running his own crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Which is another reason why I wanted to share his story – we were born on Kickstarter ourselves! He's also kindly offered to give a FREE jacket away to one lucky MindJournal reader.

You can support his mission right here:


If you have a story you'd like to share – please get in touch with me!

 
Ollie Aplin