Wow, what a year! 2015 will certainly go down as a memorable year. There were many great experiences and there were some awful ones. It was filled with hard work and then hard rest, then some hard work again. It was full of surprises and events that blew my mind away. Luckily, it was full of family moments, good and bad, and as well as some sad news.
Hispanic Trade, LLC got started in 2015 and it was a year of planning and strategy. As I said before, I will not run my company as a one-man show, I will run it as a serious business where people work and make a living off of it. We will run this company with all the bells and whistles of a regular company. I don’t care if I make money or not, I really care about proving a point, which is people are valuable, they are not assets, they are our partners who are making our business run. As an entrepreneur you might have the ideas, but there are people who carry them out with you or for you, and they are not pawns in a game of chess. They are the fingers of the hand which moves the pieces, which are the resources and the assets your company has.
I left a good company and a job I highly valued, along with people who treated me very well. I did not leave the company because I did not think I could not help the company grow or make money, I left my precious employees, all of them, because I thought that I was not able to help them anymore, and when that happens, then it is time to go.
Now I am here, and I have to put my money where my mouth is. I am having my employees become partners and I WILL share the wealth. I expect to hit big in less then 6 months or go broke trying. There will be no medium ground on this, trust me. I fully believe that empowered employees who have a stake in the company will give it there all for the company. If I am wrong, well, then I guess I am wrong and committed a grave error. If I am right, then it is well worth it.
You should go out and do something you believe in. You will feel great about yourself and you will be proud of your actions. I know I am and I encourage you to live dangerously. You don’t have to go to my extremes, but satisfaction will get to you at any level. Make this your 2016 resolution!
Keep calm and stay humble