“Be honest with what it is that you love and who you really are, and start from the core.”
How long have you been an Entrepreneur?
Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?
What is the name of your current project / company?
Two projects, a sculpture (Inspiraci?n) and a third self help book (Ilum?nate.3)
Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.
As a sculptor, I?m working the seventh sculpture of a series dedicated to Puerto Rican poetry and as a writer, a third self-help book and the English translation of my autobiography.
Where did the idea of your current project come from?
The inspiration comes from exploring and validating different perspectives of life, including a perspective without sight.
Why do you do what you do?
Every human life is a great story in itself and I hope to help others realize this through my work. I believe this will help empower others to develop their full potential.
What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?
Acknowledge yourself! Although you might be having fun doing what you love, it?s probably more important than you realize.
What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?
Be honest with what it is that you love and who you really are, and start from the core.
What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?
Knowing when to let go and reinvent myself as a speaker, professor, artist and writer.
What does your typical day look like?
Very busy! I start my day with meditation and exercise. Then three hours working on current sculpture project, three hours writing manuscripts for books or lectures and two hours studying. Any time in between is used for marketing, meetings, mail, etc.
If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?
Believe in yourself but be open to what others say and trust your intuition.
What is the most important thing in life?
Finding and understanding who you are and then, give yourself to others.
What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I break the mold and expectations of what a blind person?s life is supposed to be, which at times could be a major obstacle. I overcome this by letting my life and my work speak for me.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
Being one of the few blind sculptors in the world which validates a different kind of reality, I believe that my only choice is to be myself.