After years of moving from city to city with his family as a child, Tony Chang spent most of his youth in the southern California city of Ranchos Palos Verdes. Upon his high school graduation, Chang set off on a path to earn himself a graduate’s degree. However, he slowly began to realize that this path may not be the one for him along the way. Coming to these realizations also meant Chang was coming to face the fear of starting over in his career path. “Honestly, it was horrible and challenging,” Chang shares. Acquiring a desire for financial freedom after reading Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad, Tony began taking the right steps to entrepreneurship.
Working odd jobs while trying to find himself, events and chance encounters began falling into place for Tony Chang. An introduction to the CEO of Ablaze International, a well-established jewelry company, gave Chang the push in the right direction he truly needed. After spending six years with ablaze, he took his newfound knowledge and appreciation for the jewelry industry into the founding of Super Jewelry Co. Forming a brand identity around providing the best and most authentic experience for their clients, Super Jewelry Co has become a significant player in the selling of 10K, 14K, and custom gold jewelry. “I put myself out there for the world to see. I get back to my clients within 24 hours after they have contacted me. I make it easy for them to do business with me by interacting with them as I would a friend,” shares Chang.
Chang’s path to success has taught him a lot about business and life in general. Now, he is looking to share what he has learned with the next generation of hopeful entrepreneurs. “It takes believing in yourself,” Chang advises. He continues, “If you don’t at first, having just one person really believe in you until you do.” Through the ups and downs, Chang has relied on self-determination and the acknowledgment and bettering of his insecurities to find his way to the top.” Life truly is a game, and those who put themselves out there to play will get hurt the most but will end up winning sooner or later.”