We had the good fortune of connecting with DeElva Dash and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DeElva, what matters most to you?
The life principle that I have adapted and live by is “speak positive thoughts”. We all know that there is power in the tongue and the things you speak over you life will always come to life. You know speak those things as if they were and they will come true…*don’t know if I quote that correctly*, but I do know that whenever I speak somethings over my life it definitely has come to pass (good or bad). It’s honestly the power of manifestation you speak those great things over your life and watch your life transform in front of your eyes. Speak good things and watch good things come.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What set 7even0hn9ne company is that it’s a brand and company that is simple and relatable. When you partner with me to help bring your vision to life I am just as excited as you are. Offering great insight on the best products to use and offering services at reasonable prices. Also, I’m always growing and learning new things to offer to my (cousins) customers and clients. I enjoy creating an experience for each and every person I partner with…it’s legit a whole VIBE on the first call.
7even0hn9ne growth hasn’t been easy and I know there will be new levels we will reach in the next few years. I am also loving every new level and accomplishment that we reach because it’s pushing me out of my comfort zone. I honestly can say that we couldn’t grow without the impact of my cousins (customers/clients). I know which each purchase or referral that means there is one more person that will see my work and would either want to work with me or refer someone to me. So, the journey hasn’t been easy but it has been well-worth it. Learning from your mistake and how to pivot accordingly has played a big part in overcoming challenges. Always, always, always think on your feet but on your toes ready to go.
Lesson that I learned is that comparison will definitely have you stressing with the urge to quit; learn that you are different from other individuals but there are people in the world that can relate to you. So, at all times be your authentic self because that’s exactly how you reach your crowd. Also, people really do care about the person and the meaning behind the brand it helps to build a connection with your people. My favorite lesson I learn is that nothing is impossible you just haven’t done it yet, honestly this is the main lesson I live by. If you live by that just know that there is always something new that you can do and give to your people.
7even0hn9ne, the brand that is based on reaction. You see the apparel it will either start the conversation or cause a reaction. 7even0hn9ne, the company helps other black creators with the vision of starting a brand with the creating the items for their company. So, here is what 7even0hn9ne means my best friend/ my person won his battle against leukemia and 7:09pm was the time he exhale the worries of the world and transition to his resting place. The business all started as a way of healing, due to me battling depression from his death. So, in efforts of healing and honoring him and the impact he had on my life why not name my company after the time he won.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicated this to the reason behind the brand (my dearest guardian angel) Charles Lindsey, you told me to stop talking about it and do it and that’s exactly what I did. I know that when times get tough and I want to throw in the towel you send me a sign to keep pushing forward. Also my corner, the support I receive from each and everyone of you doesn’t goes unnoticed. From the referrals, purchase of items or even things I need to make my business grow I appreciate at it all. Some have given me pep talks, been models, and made suggestions on items. The statement of your family and friends aren’t your biggest supporters, I’m happy to say that I can’t relate. I’m blessed to have each one of you.
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