J. Sakiya Sandifer is building the career of his dreams. His company, We Think LLC, was launched in March 2006. His projects range from art direction, to idea development, to speech writing, to most recently publishing.
Sakiya’s professional journey began while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison designing flyers for his fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma. After two years of college, Sakiya returned to his hometown of Chicago and started his first company out of his living room. His persistence paid off after frequenting Kinko’s after hours in hopes of obtaining clients. The result was a steadily growing business for over a decade that was created from the simple mantra: producing exceptional designs to attract loyal clientele.
Fueled by an inextinguishable burning desire to continue to grow, Sakiya was motivated to create a platform to express his ideas…which lead him to write his first book, “Think Think Think and Think Again: The Power of Ideas Designed to Spark Change.” The short book of “SAKIYA-ISMS” is a collection of his unique ideas designed to be a spark for those seeking to create a positive change in their life.
In the short amount of time since its first publishing, Sakiya was able to build a loyal fan-base, as well as use “Think Think Think and Think Again” as the foundation for the curriculum of the 2006-2007 Youth Development Program in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Equipped with an acute ability of expressing seemingly complex concepts in a very simple language, Sakiya also developed a speaking and workshop series entitled “Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Changed My Life!”. TCML has been utilized by a diverse number of aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as business entities as a vital tool for generating sustainable initiatives in their personal and business lives.
In addition to attending various speaking dates and working on upcoming business collaborations for We Think, LLC, Sakiya is currently promoting his third book entitled, “A Book of Questions with One Answer”, the first book released since the hugely popular, “Thank You and You’re Welcome”, which he co-authored along side Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West in 2008.
What continues to surprise Sakiya the most about his success is the simplicity of his breakthrough moments. “It always seems in hindsight that breakthrough moments are always so simple,” explains Sakiya. In looking to the future, Sakiya seeks to empower others with techniques of combining critical and creative thinking with one key idea: Believe inward to become better!