Darrell Patrick walks into his destiny, becoming an entrepreneur. In fact, he has two businesses and they are proving to complement each other.
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Darrell Patrick, Entrepreneur/ Brand Consultant & Minister.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve always desired to own my own business. I can’t say it was one particular person or event, but I know it was an innate, natural desire that I believe is part of my destiny.
As a stylist, what have you found to be the most challenging component of the business?
The challenging component for me has been understanding the client’s brand, in addition to their needs and desires. For me, your clothes say a lot about who you are before you ever open your mouth. Therefore, when I style a client, I want to capture who they are with what I put them in, so that it ultimately coincides with where they are going, and what will make them most comfortable in the environment they’ll be in.
Many people think that pastors should live in a box. How do you find balance in your life to include your total person?
In my humble opinion, I’m called to serve God’s people by giving them His word and providing them with the best possible love and care one person can give. And after that, I work on the same things in life as the people I serve. Many people think that preachers are picked from heaven and sent here to serve. However, the reality is this, I came from the same pews as the people I serve. I watch football like the average guy does, and I’m open to lots of other fun and relaxing things, too. It’s all about understanding that God has given us life and we have a right to enjoy it.
As an African American male, how are you feeling about the way society continues to view you?
I try not to worry about what people think about me. To be honest, what they think about me is none of my business. I focus on being the best me I can be. I can’t control opinions, but I can control what I present to others.
What would you like your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be that I inspired people to discover their destiny and live it unapologetically.
In the next five years, where would you like for your life to be?
I would like to be in a position that I am able to affect my culture and my environment for the Kingdom of God.