What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
My mom, she is a retired businesswoman.
But it’s weird because I wouldn’t consider myself an entrepreneur, that word carries a lot of baggage.
I’m more like a crazy scientist with an uncanny ability to see opportunities (where most often people miss them) and to get people excited about that opportunity.
For me, it’s not really about entrepreneurship, it’s about creating a company or a product that helps people’s lives for the better or aligning yourself to a company that does that.
Seeing it in retrospect, I just develop the skills of an entrepreneur and “became” one, which is sales and marketing. Those skills allowed me to be able to poush our products to the marketplace and start helping people eradicate poverty in their minds.
What are you looking forward to in the future?
Recently, we launched what we call a platform of opportunities (like a marketplace of jobs) that provides extra income opportunities and employability to our graduates that do our money-mindset and skill-set programs. This new initiative make sense as now we have more than 3,000 students worldwide and 2,000 in LATAM in just 1 year.
We have had many success stories from our students applying the mindset and technical skill-set we teach them. They have been able to create anywhere from $2,000 USD, $5,000 USD, $20,000 USD and even $100,000 USD either in their existing job or in their own business. Others have been able to to get out of debt and economic stagnation.
This project seeks to bring down three industries.
First, the digital courses with very high prices and that do not transform people.
Second, the traditional education industry that is exclusive, expensive and semi-obsolete.
Third, the HR industry that charges a lot of money to get capable people with good mindsets and lucrative skills.
This will happen in the next 3-5 years through our Elevate programs and our new platform that focuses on connecting our students with lucrative employability opportunities in the US and LATAM companies in less than 90 days, after taking our programs.
What advice would you give to others hoping to accomplish what you’ve done?
If you can find genuine ways to help others a level higher than you in income or impact, just do it.
The key to building connections is to elevate others and add value anywhere you can.
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