Aaron Peters, also known as AP, is a 22-year-old graduate student at Hampton University pursuing a Masters of Business Administration. He is from New Jersey, a brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and is currently single. He’s the owner of the amazing clothing line of Another Perspective, which he plans on continuing for the rest of his life. However, AP will also be working with Deloitte Consulting once he graduates in May 2017. He loves to play basketball with his “bros,” taking pictures, editing videos, enjoys a good party and to have fun! He stated, “I would lie and act like I have some cool hobbies that you guys wouldn’t expect of me but that’s wack.” What’s unique about AP is that he is always trying to go out of his way to help others. If he knows your goals or ambitions, he will try to connect you with people in that field. AP said that he thinks that’s unique because “nowadays people just want to get put on and forget about everyone else. I like to always lift as I climb [the ladder of success] because people will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them felt and people get a good feeling when you help them out.” On top of all that, he is certainly handsome!
Now on to the interview portion!
How would you describe your personality in three words?
Funny, Relatable, Motivational.
Who do you think should make the first move males or females? Why?
Males should make the first move because ladies like to know that they are interested in by someone. They usually know in their head if they like your or could see themselves with you but you won’t know most of the time unless you approach them. So be a man and go up and take that initial step.
What motivational words would you tell someone on the come-up?
Keep grinding even when no one notices you, even when you think it’s not working keep grinding it will pay off. Whatever energy and time you put into the universe it will repay you. Watch the movie “The Secret” you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Let’s see – 27? Sheesh I know I’ll have a stable relationship with my future wife and will be preparing to take that step to marriage and all of that and I feel like I will be financially stable at that point.
What is your favorite and least favorite thing about yourself?
My favorite thing about myself is my grind I could lay out a list of things I’ll get done and get it done that’s like the best feeling. Least favorite thing would have to be the fact that I’m cool with so many people that I don’t always know how to tell someone no when they ask something of me.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
Mom Dukes and my Pops – they asked a lot of me growing up and I feel like that helped me in the long run.
What’s your personal theme song?
Currently, Dab of Ranch song that Quavo made up in like 30 seconds and that new Kodak song is pretty much going to be my theme song when it drops when he do the new kodak dance to.
What are your lifetime ambitions?
I would like to start a family one day but I would have a successful clothing line that provides enough money for me that I don’t need to work for someone else on some 9 to 5 type of stuff.
What are your career goals?
My main career goal is to open up a warehouse for my clothing line to be able to make all my clothing and to make other people’s clothes.
How are you changing the world?
Motivating those that are younger than me to do what they want, follow their dreams and that anything is possible like literally anything they want to do they can do just got to put the work in.
What are you most afraid of living in today’s society?
In today’s society, they hate to see a young black man doing well and when they do see it – they try to kill us. I’m not afraid but afraid of how impactful that could be to my family if I get gunned down by one of these policemen out here.
What do guys do to make them feel better after a long day? What are your forms of self-care?
Man listen, a fresh cut will put you right where you need to be I promise you. Everyone starts saying hi to you, people smiling at you, it’s like you just won the lottery when you get that perfect fresh cut.
Why do men often overlook the average girl?
I’m not going to be cliche and say because they are looking for something different but if you are the “average” girl. It’s easy to look over that “average” girl because you’re just blending in. How you going to get noticed if you’re just blending in feel me?
Why do guys tend to hide your feelings and not fully express them?
I don’t do that. I don’t think at least but I think because they think other GUYS will judge them. Like a girl likes that I believe (guys being expressive of their feelings) but I think that a guy feels the need to act or be tough at all times when in reality, it’s not that deep.
How do you seize and take advantage of every single day?
Make a list and get everything done, and get up early that helps too.
What’s the most discouraging part about being a man? How do you deal with it?
I will say the most discouraging part for me is how people will support everything else with these people that they don’t know but when it’s a black business around they got to ask for a discount or they say they rock with the movement but still don’t support. I deal with it by just keep doing what I’m doing I know my bros will always support each other and that’s all I need sometimes when it’s hard out here.
Share information about your brand.
Another Perspective is the brand and the mission of my brand is to make people think from their perspective. All of my designs have a gas mask on and it’s not to just look cool but it has a bigger meaning. The gas mask is to block out the world’s gas and thoughts and how the world wants you to think it’s blocking all of that out and making you think in a Another Perspective. AP is my nickname so I got to make sure I’m always promoting myself in a positive way. New clothes on the way for the new year, check out anotherclothingline.com!