Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with RJ Barros, Motivational Speaker and owner of AlterCall, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Six or seven figure career leaders want to scale to eight or nine.
Tell us about yourself
My wife and I have worked together for the last 11 years, and in our first business, we went from near bankrupt and did a massive turnaround to $67m in revenue. From there, we have had even more successful ventures, and what drives me is creating first-class experiences with her and our amazing children and giving back to our families.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Becoming an accomplished Speaker. From speaking in front of 18,000+ people to running 3 day+ events creating experiential facilitation to self-actualize clients. It's something so foreign from where I started, yet it feels so right in terms of impact and growth.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Honestly, it's the amount of energy. Some would call it your soul that you pour into the business. With the wrong staff or team, it costs you. With the right team and set up, it becomes fulfilling with a major purpose. Unfortunately, you have to have some losses to really value the wins, lol.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Start with the end in mind.
- Make sure your DAILY activity matches your long-term goals.
- Remember, you can't do everything, so focus on the activities that have the MOST impact across all areas of your business and life.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Every business starts the same. Everyone is hustling and in survival mode. Those that SKYROCKET is due to ALIGNMENT with their passion, VALUES, and personal mission - your spirituality, some may call it. Then the business THRIVES because it's not working. It is your reason for being. If it doesn't ALIGN, then you get blockages. You subconsciously self-sabotage it and just make life difficult! What we do here is surround you with a championship team that is well-rounded in all areas. If not us, find a team that can help you identify what you need to stay in ALIGNMENT.
Where can people find you and your business?
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