Fortune Favors The Bold


Have you ever heard of the phrase "style above all" lol, when I was in college (Berkeley) something interesting happened to me, here is the story:

As expected, in college you have all the academic and social pressures. Most students try to fit in and others don't care if they do. For me, It was about learning as much as possible, networking and getting out of there. When it came to fashion, the majority of the students wore casual and leisure clothing, me on the other hand, took a different approach. Since I've always been influenced by the classic and elegance style of men's fashion, I always wore a suit because this was how I felt comfortable and how I believe a gentleman should dress.  

One summer, there was a class excursion to the Poconos in New Jersey. The dress code was casual since we were going to be outdoors and my classmates dared me to wear a suit. I decided to be bold and wore a suit even though I knew it was going to be a challenging experience. My classmates made fun and in all honesty, I was uncomfortable because of the heat, humidity and the lack of practicality. 

That bold experience taught me an important lesson, that sometimes we need to stand out in order to be in. After the ordeal, my classmates and professors thought I was a bit crazy but more importantly respected me as a fashion leader and risk taker. From that incident, some classmates that had fashion startups wanted me to be part of their team, the fashion club ask me to participate in their endeavors and professors connected me with fashion industry leaders to see how we could collaborate.

All in all, we need to take chances in life, make bold decisions and move forward. That's why I decided to collaborate with LISTERINE with their #BringOutTheBold campaign. This campaign is about individuals who take or make bold decisions and ultimately gain a meaningful benefit. Last week I took a trip to Listerine's lab in New Jersey to learn more about the health, care and benefits of using their products.

These products are great because:

  • Kills the germs in your mouth
  • Cleans between your teeth
  • Prevents gingivitis
  • Restores the enamel
  • Builds stronger teeth

Overall these products are amazing for your and your family. I recommend using them because LISTERINE is the only mouth rinse backed by over 100 years of research/testing. I personally use the LISTERINE Total Care because it pretty much helps with everything and leaves me fresh to take on the world.

Life is about taking some chances and in the process discovering new things and getting rewarded. Don't be afraid to #BringOutTheBold.

This post in sponsored by Listerine of Johnson & Johnson. All the opinions are my own.


Winston Javier

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