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Daily Inspiration: Meet Ethan Evans

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ethan Evans. 

Hi Ethan, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I started out on the wrong path. I was an active gang member from 13 until 21. I was on my own, raising myself at the age of 15 years old and was heading down a dark path. When I turned 18, I was indicted on several charges and was facing a 15-year prison sentence. At 22 my case ended with 5 years’ probation and a lot of restitution to pay. I looked at that as a second chance. After that hurdle, I enrolled in college and studied information systems engineering. I quickly realized that college wasn’t for me and I launched a tech and marketing agency called 7th Level Agency, which I still own today. As time went on, I started diversifying my income and skillsets, branching into film production and eventually fashion. I now own Allez Watches and several other brands! 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been smooth. My biggest hurdle is/was my mind (i.e., trauma from my past, depression, etc). Outside of that, I had multiple kids to take care of. I have faced homelessness with kids, marriage failure, and plenty of business failures however I still manage to come out strong. Other obstacles were social anxiety, imposter syndrome, and even major trust issues when it came to business partnerships. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am most known now for my film work. 7th Level Agency has grown a lot over the past 10 years. We have worked with networks like The CW, ROKU, FOX, and even Amazon. I am not particularly proud of anything but I am grateful for the many opportunities! 

What does success mean to you?
I define success in its simplest form. It is the completion of a goal. That’s it. We are all successful in our own rights however I feel that it’s those of us who continue to fail (learn) in order to reach our successes that make the biggest impact 

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Wade Hysell

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