We had the good fortune of connecting with Samed Yadegari and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Samed, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Find the right team or build it. Differentiate your organization from competitors.
Prepare to fail, learn and grow.
Find the right team or build it. The most important thing is to find the right people to work with. This will make or break you and looking back at my career, prior to becoming a full-time entrepreneur as well as now, I’ve made sure to surround myself with those who help me grow and continuously add value. Our incredible team at Dynsty has been able to overcome many challenges, from operational to marketing to finance, and much more. We’ve been able to overcome the hurdles by coming together, being resilient and always supporting one another no matter what the situation or difficulty.
Differentiate your organization from competitors. In all industries, you’re going to face a ton of competition. We knew this from the get go especially in our industry, fashion. There are so many players that have already tapped into the fashion and clothing industry so we thought how can we stand out? Our marketing, sales and branding teams work hand-in-hand on developing strategies and executing the same. You need to always find a unique sweet spot which exists for every brand that ends up becoming successful. We’re still growing and testing many things but the team has been great at finding new opportunities and being able to adapt.
Prepare to fail, learn and grow. It sounds cliche but every startup, and every individual, who wants to really learn and grow needs to fail. When you start a new company, you need to understand this point and do your best to prepare for those moments that nothing seems to be going right. You will be tested many times and all you can do is understand that in anything you must invest to harvest. When you harvest, you might not see the results right away and they may take you in a different direction that you thought they would but fear not, the journey is the reward.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
While in university, I focused on building my future. I wasn’t the best student before graduating high school but I knew that there was a brand new opportunity once college and university were to enter my life.
I was lucky to take advantage of the situation and really invest in my education, not only inside the classroom but also outside of classes. I became highly involved with various school organizations while serving on their executive boards, took on a new internship every semester for over 3 years and really began to network as best as I could. Again, thanks to the wonderful mentors which helped me realize the importance of working hard and finding new ways to connect with people.
I believe that my personal brand is made up of a few values – resilience, adaptability and compassion. I, like most others, have faced a lot of challenges for each of these but I’ve been able to improve and grow each step of the way. With compassion comes friendship and relationships and this by far has played a key role throughout my personal and professional life.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First and foremost, I’d make sure that best friend and I were somewhere that wasn’t too loud. Rather we’d spend time somewhere that allowed us to connect, catch up properly and enjoy the view, preferably somewhere with nature.
You can never go wrong with grabbing food or drinks near the beach and then going for a nice walk when meeting a close friend. I consider that as a proper catch up – clear the mind and talk about as many things as possible.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Where do I start? There are so many amazing individuals that I’ve been honored to build relationships with throughout my life. From family members, friends, mentors, ex colleagues and university professors to strangers who I met in networking events and everything in between.
I was fortunate and privileged to be able to meet a handful of wonderful mentors early on in my educational career. They truly paved the right path for me and taught me the power of a great network. Since then, I’ve been a huge advocate of connecting people to one another, finding ways to add value to others and allowing individuals to connect with me in a natural form.
I’m grateful for everyone who’s played a part in shaping me into the person I am today.