Spiked Lifestyle Feature: Rashad Drakeford

WHY RASHAD? Closed mouths do not get fed is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Rashad. I've watched his grind over the years and he has never been afraid to ask the question, take the leap, and most importantly put himself on! He hasn't sat back waiting for life to happen to him, instead he has taken life into his own hands (along with a great circle, parents, and of course God), but beyond that he goes for what he wants! Many people make excuses for the challenges they face, but I've watched Rashad fall and ALWAYS stand to achieve what he wants and deserves. To truly live a #Spiked life, you have to live each day on purpose and have the audacity to want the best, but most importantly to go get it!  

Social Handles:

@rashaddrakeford

    Beats1 word to Apple Music

    Beats1 word to Apple Music

    One piece of advice to help others 'Spike' their life?

    Be obsessed with the process. There's nothing wrong with having your eye on the prize, but be invested in the journey to get there.

    The 14th Factory

    The 14th Factory

    What do you do?

    Man, that's always  hard question for me. I never want to put myself in a box. What drives me is leaving a legacy that I'm proud of, a legacy that my family for generations can build on. From a professional point-of-view, I guess I am a storyteller, marketer, connector, and all that, but in the end, I just want to leave the world better than I found it. 

    On a scale of 1-10, how 'Spiked' is your life?

    6.5... I got some work to do!

    #BlackBoyJoy

    #BlackBoyJoy

    Rashad Drakeford at Malibu Wines

    Rashad Drakeford at Malibu Wines

    What is your secret to 'Spiking' your life?!

    Never settling for the status quo and be addicted to traveling down paths others haven't and many aren't willing - becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable.

    Rashad Drakeford, Beats by Dre

    Rashad Drakeford, Beats by Dre

    What's your favorite part of your lifestyle?

    I'd say two things. One, seeing people I bring together, connect and make magic. Whether it's a relationship, a friendship, or a business partnership - that brings me so much joy. Two, seeing the fruits of my labor. Whether it's a global marketing campaign or losing 10 pounds, nothing is more special than busting your ass and seeing the results! 
     

    What part still surprises you?!

    How much I've been able to accomplish and experience in 30 years of life. I get tingles and just thank God for it all. It's been an incredible journey.