Production & Editing by Sam Kim, Skim Productions, Raleigh North Carolina
Established 2010 Husband and Wife Team
Fayetteville, North Carolina
We at Jun E Caniel aspire to build a brand which will be recognized globally for providing customers with original, high quality products. We will help to inspire a spirit of generosity and love throughout the world through creativity and generosity.
To challenge all to unleash the LION within themselves by realizing their own greatness and power, becoming social activists, as well as freely expressing their thoughts and talents. Jun E Caniel encourages intellectual and artistic freedom as well as social responsibility. Jun E Caniel seeks partnerships with other organizations and businesses in the local and global community to promote social responsibility by advocating for disadvantaged populations and the preservation of our global environment.
Biggest Challenge Faced with In Business
The biggest challenged faced thus far has been finding and employing the virtue of patience. We are all born with patience, but it does not always come easily to some of us. I am a man with outrageous standards and expectations, and I expect things to go as I plan, within a certain time frame. I have had to learn how to use my patience in those cases when things do not go as planned and are not happening as quickly as I like. It is process, but I’m getting there.
What Keeps You Motivated
Well, first I would say that I was born with a fire inside me, a drive that keeps me going. I believe it is in my genes, if you can imagine that this is possible. My father wanted fantastic things for his own life, and somehow I inherited the same hunger and drive. It is almost unexplainable and I have been this way since birth. My wife and family motivate me also. When I think of our family and our unborn children my drive becomes more intense. Overall, I am motivated by the legacy I hope to leave behind. I am motivated to leave a legacy that is positive and world-wide. I live to empower others and improve humanity.
Tell Us About Your First Sale
Our very first sale was at a Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show in High Point, NC. Jun E Caniel had partnered with a modeling troop of young women and men that was created to help build their self esteem and gave them a positive outlet of expression. Our clothing was featured in the fashion show and we were also vendors there. We had officially been in business for about four months at that time. Some of the young women who modeled for us liked the clothes so much that they bought them. It was a relief and definitely the beginning of something great. Our first sales were exactly what we needed to boost our confidence. After that, no one could tell us anything!
Is Your Business Success Do To You or The Business
Our success is a result of all the people who believe in the Jun E Movement and show their support. Our success is due to people understanding the message of greatness and striving to perpetuate that in their everyday lives. At the end of the day, we are simply examples of that message.
How many hours per week do you work/per day, Days per week
24/7 This is more than a business, this is a lifestyle that we actually live. Jun E Caniel is simply an extension of ourselves. Everything we do in our daily lives is reflected in our business. We live and breathe Jun E Caniel 24/7. We even dream about it when we sleep.
Biggest benefits to being an entrepreneur
Having complete control of my time, which is my most valuable asset. The second biggest benefit is freedom of expression. These two are the greatest benefits I have ever had in any occupation.
What are you most proud of
I am most proud of having the guts to live my life recklessly and according MY standards.
Words of Wisdom To Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Stay hungry, stay foolish and be the best you with no apologies
Entrepreneur Perks and Rewards
Car/Truck (s) : Lexus and Honda Accord
Hobbies Reading, having random conversations with strangers, serving meals to the homeless, cycling, traveling, getting tattoos, thinking, exercising, creating businesses
Favorite Vacation Spot
San Antonio, TX There was no business involved when we went. It was just about having fun.
Most expensive Shopping Spree and what did you buy
My most expensive shopping spree was at the Goodwill. I bought some of my favorite blazers and slacks there. I probably spent more on books than I did on clothes. I’m crazy about books.