Black History Month: Chris Barnett Inspires - Page 3
A lot of people look at a career and gage the desire to do it based on the amount of money it pays and the lifestyle that one thinks that it can promise; what ever happened to personal fulfillment? That cannot be bought.
“There wasn’t any kind of award for any of the industries that I was in [at that time]. You kind of did it for fun, honestly. Rappers with expensive cars and jewelry weren’t really around initially when I started coming up. When I went into music, I didn’t go into it thinking I would make millions of dollars or even a lot of money. I felt the same way going to Ecko, it was just an idea. Anyone who was along for the ride was the same, it was kind of like I just want to be able to pay my rent and enjoy my job, that’s about it. That’s the same philosophy I have taken with any position I have accepted, including the one at SAE Institute.”
Chris speaks a few words on SAE’s culture.
“It’s a very successful brand, been around for 35 years, has 55 schools around the world. The culture at SAE is not so institutional. It has a kind of ‘Rock n Roll’ aspect to it and that’s what drew me to the company. We are poised for a tremendous growth, but a lot of that is keeping that culture.”
How did Chris arrive at his achievements? Here is his message to the readers.
“Perseverance, passion, making sure that you do what you love and making sure that you do what you love well. Put the hard work into it because it comes back around, for sure.”
Chris Barnett is a success story. His hard work and his focus on the things that he loves are an example of the fact that it is not about having the “phat houses” and the Escalade with 30 inch rims, it’s the heart that goes into what one does. Chris is an inspiration; a true tribute to our ancestors who worked hard for us to be able to rise to the occasion and achieve, he is the future of Black History.