Dorian Temple, CEO of Failure’s No Option (FNO), responded candidly to WHY he started FNO, and where his passion comes from. Below, please find the original transcript from Dorian’s response:
“So the question was actually put to me last night as to why I started FNO and am so passionate about it..so here goes…
I have made plenty of mistakes in the past. I am not a politician…I have inhaled, I have hurt people and can never change that. I have not always been the nicest guy but have always had a heart that felt it after it happened. I have dealt with horrible illness and injury and resented things and people at times. This is not a campaign.
Some say Im a fool in business for even getting personal with my audience or clients, but ya know what. I have always felt if you have never walked through the trenches….you cant truly report on the war!!!
If you have never hurt or been hurt, you cannot describe the feelings of pain. if you have never truly lost someone in life, you will never know the excruciating pain of death.
If you have never overcome something in life, you will nver know what the word triumph truly means.
These are not experiences I wish upon people, they are just simply put the facts of life! If you do not understand where this companies grass roots started, you may never understand the passion I have for making us the number one InnerStrength Activewear company on the planet!!!
I posted on my personal page all last year nearly daily my own quotes and feelings to return to read time after time through the day to understand what changes needed to happen in my life and what positive influence means. Between Jiu Jitsu and a desire to be better in life the idea of FNO was born.
What better way to get positive influence across to the world than wearing it! Living it! seeing the reflections in the mirror a hundred times a day!
Passion is defined as a powerful emotion, sometimes barely controllable. This is how I feel about FNO and the changes it has help make in my day to day life, being reborn if you will. Sharing with others that it is never to late to be a better person, to live at 100% ALL THE TIME! Not just in your sport but in LIFE!!
I guess time will only tell if being personal as the president of FNO will backfire on me. I have nothing to hide, you know who I am and what i stand for, mistakes were made, lives changed at times but those mistakes were also corrected and once again lives were changed but for the better this time.
I hope someday to go back and read these words as we sit atop the most inspirational clothing and accessory line to ever hit the scene. To change lives and make people better is my ultimate goal! To help and give back to several charitable organizations. So many wishes I WILL see through as goals are the stairways to our dreams!
Remember FNO is a MINDSET THAT DICTATES A LIFESTYLE!!!! Make the change today!!! Be the BEST YOU THAT YOU CAN BE!!!
So there is your answer to the question why FNO was started and where the passion comes from.”
President, Failure’s No Option, LLC
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