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The Purpose

Chi11est Productions is the culmination of lifelong held dreams, aspirations, and sensible career choices that hopes to revitalize the original entrepreneurial spirit, ideas and aspirations I had once set out upon but had long ago given up in favor of what seemed to be a  more sensible career path and, is the functioning marketing operations arm responsible for the creation of content on various social platforms for other privately held brands and websites.

The Aspiration

More than a decade ago, I took an entrepreneur class and shortly after, had started my first business: Chillpanda. It was a t-shirt design and print company, making custom t-shirt designs that were silk-screen printed in-house and sold in the open market, or so that was the plan. But, what’s important to memorialize is what the company stood for, a philosophy I have only been recently reminded of which should have led my efforts from the beginning and, was originally: To design, print, and share artwork that invokes an alternative perspective to be realized that can contrast the speculations of what we witness and challenge the conceptions of what is known and in doing so, inspire new trains of thought that can only come from leaving consideration for what is unknown among all the things we think we know.

In other words, I had hoped to create a company that produced designs that would remind people of how we can easily have varying perspectives when looking at the same exact thing and the more we bear this in mind, the less likely we are to become upset with someone of a different opinion, outlook, or belief; who, for example and in a particular situation, might’ve left us feeling like they didn’t live up to the expectations we had set for someone like ourselves in the same situation and forgetting they’re not like us (or react how we would’ve wanted them to or expected them to) and would have inadvertently & unfairly held them to standards they couldn’t possibly have been aware of and otherwise generally leads to our own, self-induced sense of disappointment.

So, I figured if people realized what they were doing to themselves, they could identify the mindset, stop the habit and behavior, and avoid having to experience that which negatively impacts their every day life. But, just as things started progressing, costly mistakes were made during the production process of some silk screens and as one thing lead to another, eventually life introduced a number of opportunities and learning experiences that drew my attention away from pursuing passions to chasing whatever would provide a means of paying the bills.

The Journey

What seemed to be driven by a love for food confused as a passion for the restaurant industry, my creativity went into use by solving operational issues and creating innovative solutions to restaurant management issues rather than evolving from its pencil sketches and hand drawn comic  strips.

It was in remembering how I used to draw as a child that I remembered a fondness with art. And, it was in remembering I had once drawn my own comic “books” telling stories of a super hero I had named, “Skystalker”, that I began to realize the interests of my life and how they might all tie together.

I loved creating something new. Heavily influenced by the environment of my upbringing, I was always driven to set myself apart, to be different. In wanting to be different, I also wanted to be like everyone else, or at least, I often found myself wishing to have what it seemed like everyone else had—-a loving and supportive family, the freedom to make their own choices; and/or otherwise the ability to live a life that was their own. It wasn’t until I turned 18 and moved out on my own did I feel like I had that freedom. The freedom to simply be who I wanted to be. It was at that moment, that my life finally felt like it was my life.

The Untold Story

Reminiscing about the past, returning to the future, and reflecting on who I’ve come to be; I’ve learned that everyone lives their life in the best way they know how. But sometimes, that may also mean making mistakes they know to be a poor decisions because in that particular moment, what we prioritized had changed and it dramatically affected our thought and reasoning, making us act out based on our current state of emotions.

So, does that mean we have yet to learn from our own mistakes? And, if we can’t learn from our own mistakes, how can we possibly lead ourselves to believe that we can learn from others’ mistakes when we can’t even improve after having experienced the consequences of our mistakes for ourselves?

Thus I decided, even if I can’t seem to apply the lessons I’ve learned, perhaps mysharing what I’ve learned with the world, it may be found useful to someone who was looking for an answer.


The Grand Plan

Chi11est Productions aspires to produce content that inspires change, motivates deeper thinking, and fosters a mindset that promotes inner peace. It is only in finding and helping others find inner peace, that there may be a true belief and hope for world peace.

Funding Support

A peak of interest in any of the following 3 links (Play, Watch, Earn) will help fund the on-going operations of Chi11est Productions.

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