A Legacy of Hard Work and Determination
From a young age, we are influenced by those around us, shaping our perspectives and igniting the sparks of inspiration that create the foundations of our life for years to come. The people we love and the motivations they carry reflect in our traits and passions as we grow up, and at the beginning of my entrepreneurial story is my father Gustavo.
Early Lessons in Perseverance and Adaptability
Our story began with my father’s unyielding spirit, resonating through the various odds he conquered to make a living. With limited formal education, he jumped into any form of hard work he could get his hands on, undertaking various demanding jobs and learning trades in between. When moving to the United States my father’s unwavering commitment, diversified skillset, and most of all -his determination to succeed- enabled him to excel, whether it was fixing cars, or mending shoes! Soon he began working a full time roll laying hardwood floors and with that knowledge he was able to pave the way for an entrepreneurial leap, his own flooring business.
From Subcontracting to Independent Ventures: Nurturing Confidence and Growth
Witnessing my father’s tenacity and relentless pursuit to succeed left an un-waivering impression on me. As I grew up, I knew our shared values and my love for family would play a greater part in my life purpose, but I didn’t quite understand in those moments how to align my passion and purpose. As I navigated my teenage years, one pivotal moment for me arrived when we I was offered a choice on my 15th birthday. I had the option to have a quinceanera, or to have my very own computer, can you guess which one I chose?
When my computer arrived I was ecstatic. Freedom, education, fun, and an opportunity for knowledge were all at my fingertips. What could be better? Then an idea to help someone I loved quickly turned into a greater understanding of one of my life’s passions when I decided to try to help my father use the technology I now understood to help his business.
Armed with a blend my newfound talents and my father’s grit and expertise, we set out together to redefine what servicing other’s meant to us! As I look back now, I couldn’t be more grateful to understand how we turned labor into strategy, and how it changed the way my family looks at work forever. My father touched my heart in many ways, through his love and willing to teach especially, and I am very proud to say that the foundations we created together are still strong in my life to this very day while running LBR Partners and helping others along their own entrepreneurial journeys.
Our Business Philosophy: Resilience, Passion, and Purpose
At the heart of our business lies a set of fundamental principles, crafted through all of the experience, love, and passion I’ve gained over the years. Here are some of my favorite life lessons:
Never Give Up
The cornerstone my life and business rests on the notion that perseverance is the key to overcoming any challenge. Embracing the spirit of resilience, I now understand that every obstacle is an opportunity in disguise, a chance to showcase our unwavering determination and commitment to excellence when properly aligned with what we love and hold close to our heart.
Passion Fuels Success
Our passion for the work we do transcends the conventional boundaries of labor. Every project I undertake is checked against my values, transforming the notion of work into a fulfilling and enriching experience that I actively ask for to grow and enrich my life. When passion intertwines with purpose, the pursuit of success transcends the conventional boundaries of financial gains. It is so much easier to face challenges in a life you can’t wait to live everyday.
Work Is The Ultimate Reward
In the pursuit of success, the allure of financial gains often overshadows the intrinsic value of the journey itself, but I’ve come to understand the journey is more valuable than the accomplishment I’m working for. Its within the journey we learn who we are, what we’re made of, and what we need to love and prioritize. Every project completed, every challenge overcome, and every client satisfied serves as a testament to the labor of love that defines how I’m shaping my future.
Creating My Own Legacy: Nurturing Growth and Inspiring Change
As we continue to carve our path in the world of business, our vision extends beyond the realm of just our success. We aspire to nurture a legacy that keeps growing long after my generation, inspiring budding entrepreneurs to embrace the essence of hard work, dedication, and the passion I discovered through my family.
Conclusion: A Continual Evolution of Success and Purpose
With each passing day, as we shape the trajectory of our business, I remain steadfast in my commitment to uphold the values that have defined my life. What does it truly mean to be aligned with your work, life, and values? When you combine determination, passion, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, any dream can become a tangible reality, and I hope this post inspires you to find your own!