Ep #05: Following Your Passion and Making an Impact with Angel Ribo

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Research has shown that everyone views their work in one of three ways: as a job, a career, or a calling. While employees who see what they do as a job view each day as an inconvenience, and those who have a career work out of necessity and for the opportunity to succeed and grow, those who view work as a calling see it as fulfilling because it contributes to a greater purpose and brings meaning to their lives. My guest today is a perfect sample of someone who has followed his passion to become a part of the third group.

Known as The CEO Confidant, Angel Ribo helps established entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs understand, discover, and design a plan to go into international markets. Over the last 19 years, Angel has helped more than 1,500 CEOs in 33 different countries. Also an international TV host, public speaker, consultant, and philanthropist, Angel has helped hundreds of underprivileged children in Latin America become entrepreneurs using their local resources through his international foundation, Wisdom for Kids.

In this episode, Angel shares the major life experiences and mindset that got him to where he is today. Listen in to learn what led him to leave a well-paying career in order to follow his passion for helping others, what he would do differently if he could go back and start over, and advice for anyone who wants to use their life to make an impact.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How Angel’s background and early life shaped him.
  • The major breakthrough that made him realize he wanted to transition out of his computer-engineering career.
  • How he got into guiding CEOs in international expansion.
  • The important question you should ask at every networking event.
  • What Angel would do first if could go back and do it all over again.
  • Why you should ask for help—particularly with the things that aren’t your strengths.
  • Angel’s definition of success.
  • How to stop being reactive to what happens around you.
  • What led Angel to form Wisdom for Kids.
  • How he wants to be remembered.
  • Personal habits that leaders and people who want to achieve at a high level should develop.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

At the end of the day, a mistake is just a stepping stone to something else, which is gonna be better. – @angeletgaruda Click To Tweet
If you see that you can serve people doing something that you really like, start doing it today. – @angeletgaruda Click To Tweet
Whatever happened to you is just something that you had to learn; there was a lesson that you had to learn. -@angeletgaruda Click To Tweet

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