Today’s guest Angel Rivera is a highly motivated, self-started entrepreneur from Chicago Illinois who currently resides in San Diego, California.
He’s a dad, been married for 12 years, and runs a couple of different successful businesses in San Diego with his wife Tulane Rivera.
Angel sold his 1st business at the age of 34 and is the founder of “Inspire To Win” which is a personal development and consulting company.
He is also the founder and lead minister of Unshakable.org which is a Christian based outreach training ministry.
Angel, please share a lil’ bit more about yourself and how your journey all began as an entrepreneur.
Born in San Diego, moved to Chicago at age 2, raised by mom and grandmother.
Joined the military for 4 years.
His wife Tulane Rivera convinced him to get out of the navy and so be began teaching dance at their dance studio that they owned.
How has being a founder and minister of your Christian based outreach training ministry helped you as an entrepreneur?
Faith means a lot to me.
It all started in 2001, Angel got out of the military 9 days before 911.
He saw the gospel in action.
Owned 3 dance studios by 2013, sold them in 2014.
“We must learn how to become unshakable.”- Angel Rivera
The downside of owning the dance studios was training his competition and had to be there all the time.
How has being in the military helped you as an entrepreneur?
Taught him structures and systems and how to lead others.
Angel Rivera started to cry inside the grocery store having to choose between milk and bread.
Argued with his wife Tulane Rivera over finances.
This made them stronger because they decided to look at everything in a positive way.
Weird Breakthrough Experience:
Looking at myself and saying, “Oh my goodness I’m doing it.”
How important is faith as an entrepreneur?
It first starts with hope, and then grows to faith and then to trust.
Faith is the bedrock of everything he does.
What’s the vision of Angel Rivera look like for the future?
His #1 goal is to help people accomplish a breakthrough and pursue their dreams in life.
Angel loves people and seeing them become successful.
Allow people to see their full potential.
Inspire the world to do great things.
Make money and help orphanages around the world.
Write your thoughts down on a daily basis.
Everything is not for right now.
Have a notebook to write all ideas down.
Put down your goals and prioritize them.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
It’s about getting through every season of life victorious.
Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill.
More recent book:
The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change – By Jon Gordon
Best way to connect:
Also check out Angels Inspire To Win podcast on iTunes
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