In 2008 my life was in pretty bad shape... During that time I tried a lot of different ideas to try to make things feel better.
One thing I tried was writing positive messages on my undershirts.
I read a study where they wrote positive and negative words on jars of water and then froze them. The negative jars made ugly ice, and the positive jars created beautiful crystals.
I wanted to try it on myself, so I took a blue magic marker and wrote "it will be ok" on the chest area of some tee shirts. I wore them under my button up shirts for work.
I FELT BETTER
It made me feel good to know that the message was with me all the time.
My life started getting better. Soon, I stopped drinking, sold all my things and moved to California.
Many years later I decided to print up a few "it will be ok" shirts for myself. I started wearing them around Los Angeles.
People stopped me on the street to ask me where I got the shirt. Some just said "thank you for that message" as I walked past them.
- Girls stopped me to ask about it
- Cashiers looked me in the eye and said "I really needed to see that right now"
- Celebrities approached me to comment on them as well
One day I was on an elevator with Frank Ocean. He looked over and said "Wow, that is the coolest shirt I've ever seen, where did you get it?"
I laughed and told him I made it.
He said I should sell them. He thought I'd sell a million of them.
I told him someday I would.
So now I am.
You can now wear the exact same "it will be ok" shirt that I wear. As well as a few more designs and quotes that I've taken from my life.
Wanna experiment? Put on one of these shirts, walk around and watch what happens. It's pretty cool.