Hello! This is pretty exciting.
A new blog means a new start.
Welcome to the new Nathan-Sykes.com, and welcome to my blog. Somehow, you’ve stumbled onto here, so it means you have a slight interest in what I have to talk about.
In 2017, I founded Howdy Interactive. Being only 15 at the time, I worked very hard to build the company up to where it is today. We’ve done work for everyone from small businesses to the Fortune 500, and I lead a team of 170 employees, freelancers, and contractors working on helping companies with their marketing.
Lately, though, I’ve been sidetracked by another mission – to help as many teen entrepreneurs as possible start and run their own business. High school and college students are the future to the world – I want to free their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit the best that I can.
I was diagnosed with the whole line of disorders in school – ADD, ADHD, Speech Impediment, you name it. I was a horrible student, (doing only slightly better today!), frequently getting Cs, Ds, and Fs in school.
I discovered my true calling through the world of big business, and have been chasing that ever since.
If you want a little bit more information on teen entrepreneurship and how to raise kids to be entrepreneurs, Cameron Herold has a fantastic TED talk about it.
I was at a mastermind, Genius Network, where I saw Cameron Herold in the flesh! I had heard about how he had inspired other teen entrepreneurs to start and grow their own businesses (like Connor Blakley), I knew I had to talk to him.
He was sitting alone at a table at the cafe inside the Waldorf Astoria, where the mastermind was being held, just sipping a cup of coffee and checking emails.
I walked up to him and sat down at his table. He looked up at me, bemused. I said “Hi, I’m Nathan Sykes. I saw your TED talk and I wanted to get your advice. Do you have 2 minutes?”
He was slightly annoyed that I had disrupted his happy time before the mastermind began (he’s a big deal at Genius Network and he doesn’t have a free moment, so I had to corner him before the show started), but he agreed to chat for a few minutes.
As I picked his brain, I immediately saw that his way of thinking about the future was unlike any other entrepreneur that I had met before. Most of them politely made conversation while thinking to themselves, “Yeah right. A teen entrepreneur? He has no experience, no connections, no money!”
What they forgot to factor in was that almost every single successful company today was founded by a college student. You name is: Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Google, so on and so forth.
Cameron immediately took me at face value and treated me like a functioning entrepreneur that deserved to be at one of the most exclusive masterminds in the world, which was a breath of fresh air.
I immediately decided that I would try and dedicate as much of my time and resources as possible to helping other teen entrepreneurs start their businesses, expand their empires, and 10X their goals.
So that’s what this blog is about. Methodologies and exclusive interviews with high-functioning teen entrepreneurs that you can learn from if you’re interested in taking the climb to financial freedom.
I look forward to seeing you around, if you decide to stay!