– I have three daughters,
I’ve been married 22 years. I just moved to Southern Cal. My husband hasn’t been transferred so he’s still in North Cal. So I’m taking one for the team, and I’m dealing with
these kids all by myself. – Uh-huh.
– The middle child, I know has middle child issues. That’s what they say, it’s
real, it’s a real thing. – Yes, ma’am.
– I know you got plenty of kids, this is why I’m asking. – Yes.
– So this child, since she was in the 5th grade, she’s known what she wanted to do. She said “Mom, let’s move to Milan. “I found the perfect fashion school. “Daddy will take care of the other two. “You and me, we’re gon’ move.” – Oh, okay.
– But now, she’s in college. She comes home like every other day, tellin’ me she dropping out. She done looked on Instagram
and all her friends, and everybody gonna start
they own clothing line. And she behind the eight ball. Why can’t she quit school
and start her career? This girl need to stay in school. – Right.
– She needs a back up plan. She tells me all the time, “I don’t wanna make those
kinda clothes, I wanna make, “I need to know how to
make the fabric falls, “I need to know how to sew.” You know, so that’s what
you learn in school, right? – Right, this is really
good ’cause my youngest son is in fashion college right now. My youngest son, Wynton,
that’s what he wants to do. Wynton has told he wanted to
drop out of school before. This is what I did to
get him to understand because Instagram has the
younger generation fooled. – Yes, it does.
– This younger generation thinks that if they get
700 likes, 500 likes, that they onto something. A like don’t mean they’ll buy something. – Right.
– They just, there’s people that just go online and press that little red
heart, I like your picture, I like your style, they
thinking they’re something. And I had to tell my son, ’cause
he’s really gifted at this, your daughter sounds like it too ’cause she knows what she wants to do. And he came and he said, “Dad, if I leave school I
can start makin’ money.” How, this is a fallacy
that young people think that you can just go somewhere
and start makin’ money. – Right.
– I wish it worked that way, but I’ve tried to tell all
my kids it take a long time to make a lot of money.
– Right, right. – Don’t you think that
you gonna run out here and just make money. Now, the one thing you
did say I disagree with, and this is not for your children to hear, but I have never told my
children to get a backup plan. I do not believe in backup plans. See, if you have a plan A, and you’re thinking
that it might not work, let’s just say you really
want plan A to work, but you need a backup plan. You have to stop working
plan A to prepare plan B, which takes away the energy
and the effort to make A work. So now.
(crowd applauds) This is what I’ve found in
life, everybody that planned for a backup plan had to end up using it. (crowd applauds) So support her with the fashion, it’s probably gonna be her
thing, she’s always known it. So I was telling it to one guy I said, “Man, I don’t get no plan
B,” he said, “Okay, Steve, “suppose you’ve done all you
can and your plan A just fails, “and it don’t work and there’s
nothing you can do about it. “What you gon’ do then, see,
you need a plan B then.” I said, “No, I’ll get another plan A.” (crowd applauds) I’ll get another plan A, man.