Purpose in the Youth
About This Show
Purpose in the Youth is a podcast focused on unfolding the stories of people who are passionate about what they do. Though you may not have similar goals or aspirations as the people interviewed on the show, it may provide you with some inspiration as to what you can do next as you pursue your own purpose.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 46 - Foley: Do Something Today To Make Tomorrow Better
5 days ago
Episode 46: It doesn’t matter how much money is on the line for a project or what relationships will be built, Foley cannot be forced to create something he’s not passionate about. Passion is the main driving force for keeping him motivated and pushing him forward. At just 11 years old and half way through sixth grade his parents pulled him out because he was unhappy and was only being punished while in school. His parents had told the school and state that they were going to homeschool him and instead bought him a Macintosh computer. Foley began to dive head first into creative programs like Photoshop, iMovie and Garageband, had YouTube where he could teach himself anything and he had nothing but time to kill. He got to work. Utilizing his camera skills for both photos and videos, he was paying out of pocket to travel to different shows in New England and was getting into rooms with people that he wanted to connect with. Still unsure of exactly what he wanted to do, he kept at it. Packing up and moving to NYC was one of the best decisions he ever made because it’s where he really began to establish himself and was only two degrees away from people that he desired to work with. As his relationship grew with Mike Stud, Foley eventually made the move to Los Angeles where he narrowed in on his ‘By Foley’ branding. Most recently he collaborated with OVO Ryan to create ‘Chacha The Wave’ clothing which is focused on beachwear apparel. In this episode Foley discusses the importance of showing people you’re willing to do more for them than you are for yourself, focus on things that you want to be good at and things you’re passionate about to get your foot in the door, creatives going through a phase of not being satisfied with the work they’re putting out and only getting better by continuing to work, treating people the way you want to be treated, releasing a Nike shoe collaboration as one of his top business moments of his career thus far, his tattoo ‘Do Something Today To Make Tomorrow Better’, taking constructive criticism seriously and listening to those who take the time to give you advice and wanting to give his family everything for the sacrifices they’ve made for him.