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Carlo Fajota

Kaka'ako, Honolulu, Hawai'i

My name is Carlo. (I say my name is Rax whenever I order coffee at a cafe haha!) I am a Filipino creative! I have a streetwear clothing brand, I create social media content, grew up as a dancer, and work as a barista, probably making your mom's and dad's, aunt's, and uncle's coffee. Now I reside in Honolulu, Hawaii with my boyfriend and all my little plant babies that I care for.

What does a Selfmade Entrepreneur do?

We build businesses from scratch and work at them everyday. We like to make friends with people and help them in many ways.

PASSIONATE • CREATIVE • SOCIABLE

Top 3 — Why do you love being a Selfmade Entrepreneur?

To push myself daily to become successful Meet new people Get to do what I love
To push myself daily to become successful
Meet new people
Get to do what I love

What motivates / inspires you?

The little kid in me inspires me constantly. I always think to myself, who did I need to be as an adult for the little kid that I grew up as to look up to. We all have our own flaws, but learning how to become better people everyday and to get better at what I do inspires and motivates me. My family also motivates me to keep going. I remind myself that they didn't do all this work, to have this life for me not to reach my goals.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my drive and how far I've pushed to get to where I am. There are so many times I wanted to give up but remembering that it's always hard in the beginning and that the reward to it all is on the other side of the challenge.

What was your first dream job?

As a kid, I wanted to be anything famous. Me and my cousins used to sing and dance all the time, trying to make music, and think about how one day we'd be living in a huge mansion with all our families together.

What other path would you have taken if not this one?

I think if I took a different path, I would have stuck with being a dancer. I would have loved either being in a dance movie or being a traveling choreographer.

What would you tell your younger self?

You were not made to be subtle, shine on kid.

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