By Mia Sherin, January 16, 2021
James was browsing Instagram early last year when he came across a Habits 365 Brand Ambassador application. He applied, not expecting much, just hoping to gain more experience and work with Habits. But now a year later, he has grown, pushed himself and the Habits mission. Habits 365 was honored to have his hard work on the team, and just as honored to name James the Ambassador of the Year.
The Habits 365 Brand Ambassador program is a way to bring dedicated members of the Habits community from all across the world onto our team. With over 4,000 ambassadors, they are a core part of Habits and play an essential role in spreading our message. The program also creates a network for the ambassadors and builds a community where they can all connect over their passion for positive habits. Even with such large numbers of incredible ambassadors, James’ hard work shined through.
A 29-year old barber and fitness trainer, James hails from Georgia. He’s passionate about his work and also has a love for design, one that he was able to explore in his role as an ambassador. Combining his passions for fitness and design, he loves “making people look their best,” whether that is helping them reach their fitness goals or design clothes that make others feel confident. For his own personal habits, James works out everyday and always prays before he enters the gym.
At Habits, he’s a jack of all trades, working “here, there, everywhere across the board,” as he explained it to me. He helps with everything from customer service to fitness design, and he even worked with me on a previous blog for the Loop, where he made me a personalized fitness schedule and helped me reach my goals.
James loves being an ambassador. It’s plain and simple. He loves promoting the brand and educating others on the benefits of being an ambassador, but his favorite part was the community it brought him: “You're meeting different people and being able to interact with them, and see their different walks of life and how it pertains to yours. You can gain a friend from that as well, and it’s a long-term friend from that.”
The strategy that took him all the way to Ambassador of the Year? Fake it til you make it. One of his proudest moments was when Spencer Zied, Co-Founder of Habits 365, asked him to help out with customer service. “Whatever he needs me to do, I’m there,” James explained, “and if I don't know how to do it, I’m not going to tell him that,” he laughed. “But I am going to try to do it to the best of my ability.” With that work ethic, fake it til you make it turned into gaining new skills and mastering them.
When asked what receiving this award means to him, he simply said, “My work didn’t go unnoticed.” Congratulations to James Prather and all the other incredible ambassadors on a hard year’s work! We couldn’t do this without you!