Lately I’ve been doing what I feel is right. Do I know what I’m doing and saying 100% of the time? No. I’m actually not a confrontationist, but I feel that it’s time for me to become one. I’ve stagnated for too long, I’ve leaned on people for too long and at the core of this issue for me that I’ve compromised.
I have a goal in my life. I’m still forming it. It’s still coming to me as I go.
I just follow my heart these days. It’s got some thorns and a bit of shit in there, but overall it’s a good heart.
I’ll say it as many times as you need to hear it. I didn’t come for a fight, the fight kept taking shots at me, jabbing me… I was just here to play yo-yos. See what I could do, where I could go.
It’s become clear to me that some people will be left behind. Some people aren’t like me. They don’t believe what I believe. That’s fine too. I disagree with you, but I will die for your right to disagree. That’s called fairness. I wont silence your voice, I’ve come to change your mind. Applied knowledge = power.
On the flip side..
I’ve got some people who love me, who don’t wish to be involved. That’s cool too. I don’t want to bring anything unwarranted to your attention. That’s what I’m dealing with and it’s bullshit. I completely 100% understand, but I can’t stop. I’m dedicating myself to my vision.
I’m mostly talking about my friend Chris here. He owns CLYW. He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He didn’t even really plan to have a yo-yo company. It just grew organically into this beautiful thing… He’s just a beautiful man. Unfortunately, being nice and friendly comes with it’s downsides: in business you can get pushed around, in life, you can be taken advantage of… It’s one of those righteous man things that only nice people deal with.. It’s unworldly these days.
So I’m sorry Chris. I don’t want any stress for you. I never have. I just want to see my friend get his. You will and I’m still gonna help you get there, but you don’t need me making a bunch of hype, if it’s not going to be worth it in the end for you.
This hurts. It hurt the first time I did it, but I don’t even think I was able to realize what I was actually leaving at the time. I wouldn’t be anything without CLYW. I wouldn’t have got back into yo-yoing, I wouldn’t have made tricks, hops… whatever.. any of it.
Chris Mikulin made The Jensen Kimmitt that you know today. YoYo Factory helped too, I wont forget, (although I’d say it was more Playmaxx) but it’s mostly Chris. He saw the potential that I had. He sees the kinetic energy that I have today.
In the next few months I will be starting my own company. It’s not about taking out YYF. It’s about doing my own thing. It’s about doing what I feel is best. I’m not a bad person, I’m not out to fight, but if you bring your shit bag to my step, I’m not going to stomp the bag of shit anymore. I’m going to go find the person who lit the bag on fire… and like… went out and picked up shit off the ground… you weirdo..
Anyways, I’m done compromising. I don’t want to ‘cause damage to my collateral or anyone else’s. This is about honesty and the pursuit of fulfillment. There are personal conflicts involved in this pursuit, but I’m not going to make my professional project about that. What has been said up until this point by myself, is just talk… words. There’s no actions behind it.
People love words. People can twist words and put them in people mouths etc..
You can’t do the same with actions. They speak the loudest and most clearly.
When I make my actions, you will have no mistake of who I am or what I stand for. It will be a revolution, but not for the sake of the chase or the toppling pillars. It’s about creating something better and fulfilling the inevitable cycle of progression.
If the pillars shall topple, then so be it. That’s just a side effect of revolution.
My name is Jensen Kimmitt and this is my first action.