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K-Swiss Radio presents CEOsWear sneakers, Turning Pro, and Inside K-Swiss. Every week we deliver interviews with CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and Creatives who inspire and educate. Hosted by president Barney Waters and Social Media Manager Omar Prestwich.

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K-Swiss Radio presents CEOsWear sneakers, Turning Pro, and Inside K-Swiss. Every week we deliver interviews with CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and Creatives who inspire and educate. Hosted by president Barney Waters and Social Media Manager Omar Prestwich.

    Learn to SHOW UP not just Show Up | K-Swiss Live

    Learn to SHOW UP not just Show Up | K-Swiss Live

    On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Barney talk about recent collaborations, surrounding yourself around positive people, and the importance of showing up.
     
    Collaborations are a big part of our “Spark Strategy. Just like a fire, you give it enough sparks and soon enough you’ll start a fire. The strategy is to create memorable moments in collaboration with pop culture that result with more sales on classic models. The most recent collaborations are with Breaking Bad “Cooking and Cleaning”, and fashion designer Willy Chavarria.
     
    Entrepreneurship is the new aspiration of youth culture. Last week Barney was a guest speaker at Stacking Growth, hosted by 26-year-old entrepreneur Thomas Ma, where 100 people are invited to network and learn from industry leaders. It is important to surround yourself with positive and motivated people when you are in the journey of entrepreneurship. If you want positive results, live positive and surround yourself with positive motivated people.
     
    We live in a time where everybody thinks they deserve more simply because they showed up to work. There is a difference between showing up and SHOWING UP. Showing up every day, doing your work, and expecting a reward isn’t the same as SHOWING UP, doing great work, and not caring about a reward. “Calm waters don’t make great sailors.” If everything is easy, you don’t learn much, when things are tough you learn a lot, and SHOWING UP when things are tough is how people earn rewards.
     
    Show us love by leaving a review and rating the show! Let us know what you’d like to hear us talk about next.
     
    Listen to all our past episodes: https://kswiss.com/pages/kswiss-radio
    Connect with us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kswiss
    Show produced by Christian (XIAN) Williams. https://www.instagram.com/xianmusic/
    Hosted by Omar Prestwich: https://www.instagram.com/omarprestwich/
    Hosted by Barney Waters: https://www.instagram.com/barneywaters/
    Filmed by Mason.Lee:  https://www.instagram.com/masonlee.me/

    • 20 min
    Challenge Yourself More | K-Swiss Live

    Challenge Yourself More | K-Swiss Live

    On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Barney converse about Stacking Growth, cheering people on, and putting yourself in uncomfortable situations to improve confidence.
     
    Stacking Growth is an entrepreneur networking event hosted by Thomas Ma, in Los Angeles and New York. Thomas recently came into the office to visit and talk about TiKTok strategy.  Barney says “No one is really off-limits due to social media.  Everyone is reachable” and Thomas coming to the office and presenting his idea is evidence of that. Events like Stacking Growth make connecting with CEOs, executives, and hungry entrepreneurs much easier.
     
    Cheering people on is so important. Too often people gossip about top performers because of jealousy and personal insecurities. When someone is doing amazing things, it should inspire you to do the same. There is power in cheering people on, vs gossiping and bringing people down.
     
    Lastly, they touch on putting yourself in uncomfortable situations to improve confidence. Barney recommends a book he’s reading called “Talk Like TED”. This book is about storytelling and building stories, “Stories are just data with a soul”.
     
    Please show us love by leaving a review and rating the show! Let us know what you’d like to hear us talk about next.
     
    Listen to all our past episodes: https://kswiss.com/pages/kswiss-radio
    Connect with us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kswiss
    Show produced by Christian (XIAN) Williams. https://www.instagram.com/xianmusic/
    Hosted by Omar Prestwich: https://www.instagram.com/omarprestwich/
    Hosted by Barney Waters: https://www.instagram.com/barneywaters/
    Filmed by Mason.Lee:  https://www.instagram.com/masonlee.me/

    • 20 min
    Turning Pro | Fly By Midnight

    Turning Pro | Fly By Midnight

    Omar welcomes to the podcast songwriters/producers Justin Bryte and Slavo, aka Fly By Midnight, a New York based indie-pop duo.
     
    For many people that are chasing their dreams, it can seem unattainable, especially when it comes to pop music. Justin and Slavo have defied the odds and have found themselves making a career producing and performing original music.
     
    On the podcast, they share the beginnings of how they started the project, college, struggles, and what they did to move forward with music. They talk about the importance of being true to themselves, keeping their music organic and doing what feel is right.
     
    Lastly, they talk about the importance of taking risks and opportunity when it comes. 
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    Show produced by Christian (XIAN) Williams. https://www.instagram.com/xianmusic/

    • 35 min
    K-Swiss Live | Collaborate and Grow

    K-Swiss Live | Collaborate and Grow

    On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Geoff converse about Super Bowl commercials, Streetwear, and the young entrepreneur.
     
    They start by talking about their favorite Super Bowl commercials and what stood out as far as collaborations and nostalgia. Omar shouts out GaryVee’s company VaynerMedia for their solid execution on three Super Bowl commercials.  
     
    Geoff, who is the director of special collaborations at K-Swiss talks about the upcoming collaboration with Willy Chavarria. Willy is a streetwear designer who has worked with big brands like Ralph Lauren, Dickie’s Construct, and other brands. Geoff talks about how in fashion, to grow you first need to not be afraid to try and fail, as well as focus on networking and creating your own voice.
     
    Lastly, Omar talks about the young entrepreneur and how it’s not crazy for a 26 year old to be the boss, the CEO, and pitch big ideas. We live in an age where opportunity is out there for everyone.  
     
    Please show us love by leaving a review and rating the show! Let us know what you’d like to hear us talk about next.
     
    Listen to all our past episodes: https://kswiss.com/pages/kswiss-radio
    Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kswiss
    Show produced by Christian (XIAN) Williams. https://www.instagram.com/xianmusic/
    Filmed by Mason.Lee:  https://www.instagram.com/masonlee.me/

    • 14 min
    K-Swiss Live |How To Level Up At Work and Life

    K-Swiss Live |How To Level Up At Work and Life

    On this episode of K-Swiss Live, Omar and Barney converse about life, positivity, and the entrepreneur mindset.
     
    They start by sharing their thoughts and feelings about the passing of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. His passing left a powerful impression on both of them to reach out more often to friends and family.
     
    The rest of the conversation encompasses business, life, and the power of going the extra mile. What separates ordinary people from the elite, is an incredible focus, and unstoppable work ethic. Barney shares a few tips that have allowed him to continue to grow in his career, and turn brands around by thinking big and taking action.
     
    You can’t come in 50% and hope to win. You have to come in to work and give 110% every day in order to stand a chance, exactly like how Kobe approached the game with his Mamba Mentality.
     
    Please show us love by leaving a review and rating the show! Let us know what you’d like to hear us talk about next.
     
    Listen to all our past episodes: https://kswiss.com/pages/kswiss-radio
    Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kswiss
    Show produced by Christian (XIAN) Williams. https://www.instagram.com/xianmusic/
    Filmed by Mason.Lee:  https://www.instagram.com/masonlee.me/

    • 28 min
    Turning Pro | Vance Hayes

    Turning Pro | Vance Hayes

    On this episode of Turning Pro, Omar welcomes to the podcast entrepreneur and go-getter Vance Hayes.
     
    Coming from Virginia Beach, Vance was surrounded by inspirational people and great culture that helped him get a taste of the music and fashion world. Dropping out of college didn’t stop Vance from chasing greatness. By the age of 37, he became the President of Creative Recreation, a sneaker brand from the early 2000’s.
     
    On the interview, Vance talks a lot about mindset and business. His philosophy is “knowledge is power” and “You are your own boss”. In all situations, if you want to improve, you are responsible for attaining the knowledge to help you move forward in life.
     
    There are a lot of great tips on this interview on pushing forward in life and career.
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend and leave us a review!
     
    Listen to all our past episodes: https://kswiss.com/pages/kswiss-radio
    Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kswiss
    Follow Vance  on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vance_hayes/
    Show produced by Christian (XIAN) Williams. https://www.instagram.com/xianmusic/

    • 37 min

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