So, within the past two weeks I finally got my first company sold off (2.5x multiple) to two amazing entrepreneurs that have big plans for growing it to become a dominant force in the industry. I’m super excited for them and know that they will do amazing things with the company. I’m really proud of the fact that at the young age of 21, I have been able to start my first “official” company when I graduated from high school, grow it to being in 8 countries worldwide, automate it and sell it. The tireless hours of hard-work, patience and determination have paid off, moreover the experience of knowing how to do such things.
I celebrated with a $3 strawberry shake from McDonalds, put the money to the side and back at it to work. I did also enjoy a fantastic free meal from our Swiss hotel school training restaurant, One5.
I’ve now founded a new company with two partners that will be the next big brand in the pet care industry. I’m very excited as our launch date is October 1st, making for a very hard-working and involved month and we are just getting started. I see our company being in large retail stores in the US and being very successful and am so excited to be working daily towards making this vision a true reality.
Apart from this, I’ve passed through a big application process for my dream job, working with Grant Cardone‘s office of 30 in executing sales. Grant Cardone is the world’s number one sales trainer and a successful entrepreneur with 1.2B in assets under management. As soon as school ends, I’m on a plane to Miami for the interview and then going home to see family, I cannot wait!
Overall, finally, school is coming to an end within the next few weeks and I can’t wait to see family. I’m doing a lot of projects for my financial specialization, such as stock analysis and sustainable investing. Classes do become useful with financials, for example learning how to do a capital budget creation and analysis to see if a project will be successful or not was something we learned in class. At the same time, I did the same thing for my business plan to present to investors. It is basic but needed and important.
Last but not least, I’m doing very well, health is great and inspired on a daily basis to work. Moreover, with hospitality, I’m glad to soon finish my studies and get my Swiss Diploma. I do see that I want to long-term also get into real estate and own my own hotels in the future. It is one business that is actually two business, firstly a hotel generating revenue and also real-estate. My degree is super useful to have an overall knowledge on how to make something work well in the space. I did take a little break for the first time in a month and went bowling with students.
You never know how what you’re doing now will be useful in your future and tie together. Life is amazing and has a tendency to do that. It’s happening for you, not to you. So keep your head help up high, hopes up, eyes open and work hard. You never know what you might get that you once dreamed of.
Talk to you soon and wishing you the best wherever you are reading in from!
Be great, Igor