The Good Life: Kai
I have dyslexia and am Autistic. School was difficult for me, so I started making my own fidgets when I was 11 because I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t noisy or embarrassing!
My Mum would do craft markets. And I would bring my fidgets and sell them there. More and more people were asking for them, so I decided to make it a little business. After it got more popular, I did a teen business program. Then we got a website and started to wholesale to stores.
I’m really happy that my products are helping people. Which is one of the reasons why I started. I’m happy that the business has gotten so big, because it means that I am able to help even more people.
My tip for other teenagers is that for every idea you have, always try it. The quote I live by is ‘Go hard or go home’. Because you miss 100% of the chances, you don’t take.
Be you, don’t try and change who you are. It’s ok that you are different to other people; everyone is different. I think Autism is my superpower. My advice to people is to find their passion and turn that into your occupation.
Having a good life is being able to enjoy family and friends. It’s being able to travel and help other people with my products. Having a goal to work towards is what gets me through challenging times. My goals are to grow my business and one day be able to own my home.
You can read more about 15-year-old Student, Business Owner, Anime and Gaming Enthusiast Kai Seymon’s Good Life on Instagram.
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