Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Peter O. Estévez, a Speaker, Entrepreneur and Author, located in Austin, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Peter O. Estévez is a thought leader, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and partner in Mexico's energy, gas, and oil sector. Peter is a speaker and has spoken at many venues teaching and motivating others across the United States. His recent talks include breaking cycles of dysfunction, poverty, education, the impostor syndrome, illiteracy, and the Five Pillars to An Abundant Life. During Hispanic heritage month, Peter recently spoke at Capital One, Hispanics In Tech. Peter was born in Mexico City and immigrated to the United States at ten years old. He is one of thirteen children who lived in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home. Today Peter is a philanthropist and an advocate for recovery and mental health. He founded "EXCELENTE & LatinTalks," a movement on a mission to inspire, educate, transform, and empower the Latino community. Peter developed the "Five Pillars to An Abundant Life." The Five Pillars is a proven system that transforms people into an EXCELENTE life. In addition, Peter hosts the top-rated podcast, the "Peter O. Estévez Show."

Tell us about yourself

I migrated to the United States at 10 with my twelve siblings, plus mom and dad. There were fifteen of us living in a 2 bedroom 1 bath home less than 900 square feet. Yes, fifteen of us!! The Brady bunch had nothing on us except they spoke English. Early on, I was motivated by wanting to get out of poverty. Today I am motivated to inspire, educate, transform and empower the Latino community across the US.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Early on in my real estate career, our company assisted 10's of thousands of first-time home buyers realized their American Dream, owning a home. We assisted the largest number EVER of first-time buyers to achieve that dream!!

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Not coming from educated parents and/or having a formal education early on was difficult to navigate the business world without having a mentor or some trusted person to go to for advice. My parents had no business background, and I could depend on their advice.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Educate yourself and learn everything you can about the space that you want to be in.
  2. Find a mentor in your field that has achieved what you are looking to accomplish.
  3. Continue learning about your space through conferences, masterclasses, masterminds, and courses. Learn. Learn. Learn. And did I say LEARN!!!!

Where can people find you and your business?


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