Biz Class: Celebrity Jeweler Ben Baller Drops 5 Business Jewels
May 15, 2013 - 3:41 pm
"When it comes to a celebrity or someone of power, I never approach them first—it shows weakness. Once you make it, you don’t need to do that. People already know if they want to get right, they go to me."
EYES ON THE PRIZE
"There’s five rules for being successful. Number one: Get paid. I forgot the other four, but that’s all that matters. I don’t do that, 'Let me get you back later'; you pay me right there."
"I don’t believe in wearing a suit every day, but jumping into the game, you have to look the part. Try to dress nice."
"If your credit ain’t good, don’t even try it. You’re going to need it to take out loans, buy diamonds and gold. Just because you have a decent credit score doesn’t mean you can get what you need."
HUSTLE AND FLOW
"If it wasn’t for networking, I wouldn’t be here. There are jewelers who make me look like a fucking peasant. They’ve got great pieces, and they’re on one customer per year. Why the fuck are they not doing it how I am? My mouthpiece is definitely the reason for my success."