Don't ever think that you're too old to start something, even a new career. I was about 38 when I realized that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. Many people throw in the towel because they don't know what to do when they're 18 years old or 30 years old. You're still young! Find what it is that interests you, what you're passionate about and try it. You never know, you may just have something in you didn't know you had. Enjoy
Don't count yourself out because you're 20-something and you just got out of college, you have debts, and you still don't know what you wanna do. A lot of people don't know what they wanna do until they're, you know, in their 20s, 30s, 40s, sometimes even 50s. It doesn't mean game over for you. It doesn't.
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Today I wanna talk about how you don't have to know what you wanna do for the rest of your life when you're 10. I know that's a long title, but I'll try to find a shorter title for it. But you don't have to know what you wanna do when you're 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. You know, we hear all these stories where, "Well, I was an entrepreneur, you know, the minute I was born. I was selling lemonade and, you know, I was selling stuff, you know, knocking on doors when I was seven and, you know, stealing flowers from flower beds and selling them to the people, to the same person, as I knocked on their door." And that's fine. There's...
Guys, this isn't right or wrong. What I'm saying here is that just because you didn't have that wake up moment or that, you know, bright idea of what you wanted to be for the rest of your life when you were seven, it doesn't mean that you can't be something when you're 30 or 40 or 50. A lot of people don't know what they wanna do until they're, you know, in their 20s, 30s, 40s, sometimes even 50's, right? So don't count yourself out because you're 20-something, you just got out of college, you have debt, and you still don't know what you wanna do, or you can't find a job, or you feel that college was a mistake. You shouldn't have taken those four years in college for whatever it is that you wanted to do.
A lot of people don't understand and don't realize that when you're 20, especially in this day and age, you're still super young, super young, and that doesn't mean that, well, I don't know what to do. That doesn't mean that you can't master something when you're 30 or 40 or even 50. A lot of people want to do things right away, and there's many reasons for why people wanna do something right away. Number one, they just wanna show their friends or their parents that they can do something and prove them wrong and that's probably the worst thing that you can do is start a business or try to get rich quickly out of spite. That's, like, the worst thing you can do, right?
So, you know, I did a podcast talking about passion and try to find what you're passionate about. Try to find what you have most interest in and then chase that or try that and see how that works. But to think that well, look, I'm 27 years old. I still don't know what I wanna do. My friend knew that she wanted to be a clothes designer when she was five because that's all she did, play with Barbies and dress them up and then started sewing her own, you know, blouses when she was 10. That's fine. That's great for her. That doesn't mean that you can't find what it is that you wanna do. It doesn't mean game over for you. It doesn't, and I'm living proof, guys.
Now, I'm not saying that, you know, Bravo Concealment is this huge company and we done hit the jackpot, man. No, that's not what I'm saying. But I love what I do, and I wake up tap dancing out of bed every single morning because of Bravo Concealment. I didn't know I wanted to be an entrepreneur till about two years into Bravo, about 38, 39 years old. I started Bravo when I was 37. Guys, I didn't know what I wanted to do till I was, again, until I was in my late 30's. Well, imagine what could have happened if you started, you know, when you were 18. Well, yeah, I get that. But look, everything that has come to this point has served its purpose. Whether it's failure, whether it's success in certain things, whether it's not knowing what I wanna do. It all has its purpose, guys. It really does.
Now, yeah, if I could go back and understand business and understand, you know, what, you know, return on investment is, understanding manufacturing, what maximum output is to its true meaning, then, yeah, then I'd probably be at a different level. But I'm the type of guy that truly believes that everything that happens in your life happens for a reason. You know, it's like cooking or baking or whatever, you just can't speed it up. You gotta let it take its course. That's just me, and that's just my philosophy in life and in things going your way.
But at the same time, yeah, it'd be great if I knew what I knew when I was 18, but the fact of the matter is that I didn't know what I know when I was 18. Bravo didn't get started, or I didn't turn into an entrepreneur or an investor, per se, into my own knowledge and my own wisdom and into what I'm good at till I was in my late 30s. And again, there's nothing wrong with that.
A lot of people wanna know what their niche is when they're 15 or 16 or 18 or 20. I just graduated high school, and I don't know what I wanna do. That's fine. Probably 80% of the people that graduated high school don't know what they wanna do so don't feel like you're in a sinking ship and, all right, it's over for me. Game over. I'm just gonna go get a job here, and that's it. And even if you do do that and you have it in you and something surfaces in you later on in your years, that job is going to be a turning point in your life, per se, or it's gonna be something important that allowed whatever it was in you to birth.
I've said this before, guys. A bad job will open up your eyes. It will put things into perspective. One of the reasons that it took me so long to start Bravo, I truly believe this, but again, it all works out for best, is because I had a really good job before Bravo. A good paying job. A job that people would kill for. The kind of money that I was making was the same kind of money that people would make after four years of college without debt. And so that slowed my process because even though I didn't like doing what I was doing, it paid the bills and more.
Just because you don't know what you wanna do when you're a certain age, it's okay, guys. Something will birth in you. If it's in you, it's gonna birth. Ray Kroc didn't start McDonald's, I think he was, like, 52 years old. You know, you get Colonel Sanders didn't start Kentucky Fried Chicken till he was about 60. You got Jeff Bezos didn't start Amazon till he was about 30. You know, he had Sam Walton, he started a little bit earlier, 26, after the military, I think.
Don't feel that you're too old. Find what it is that you're good at, like I've said this before, and then just double down on it. Work hard, work smart while you're working hard. You have to work smart, guys. You know, working hard, a lot of people say, well, working hard, working smart, and I think I did a podcast on this, you know, what's better? You know, because the busboy at the restaurant is probably the hardest working guy but the smartest working guy is probably the manager. Work smart, guys, as you're working hard.
Understand the language of money. Understand the language of business. You know, they asked, I think it was Tommy Hilfiger, they asked him, you know, if you could go back and do something different when you started the company, what would it be? He said understanding the language of business. He said, "I left a lot of money on the table."
But again, don't feel bad because, you know, you're turning 30 or you're 30-something or you're gonna be 40. Don't feel bad if you're 50 years old. It's never too late. Well, I don't wanna say that. You know, you're 70. You can't get out of bed and maybe it is getting a little bit too late. Guys, don't think that just because you're 30, 40, that you can't do what it is that you wanna do. No, guys. It's possible. Especially in this day and age with this thing right here, it is truly possible.
Technology can take you to the next level, guys. I'm telling you, technology is an awesome thing in this day and age. What we can do now... Did you know that this phone has more technology than the technology used to land on the moon? This thing, guys, is truly amazing and while you're working your eight-to-five job, you know, you get home, and you got another five, six hours that you can get on this thing, and you can go out there and start a business. Dabble with certain things. Don't think because you're in your 30s and 40s that you're too old. You're not too old. Go out there and do it. Don't think because you're in your 50s that you're too old, in your 60s that you're too old, depending on your health, right, and the things that you can do, you're never too old, guys.
Go out there. Get it done, guys. Find out what you're good at. Find out what your passion is. Find out what you're interested in and then be a realist. Be true to yourself. Understand what your strengths are, what your weaknesses are. If you don't know what they are, sit down with somebody and tell them, "Look, I want you to be brutally honest with me." Stay away from family members because they can't be brutal. Your mom cannot be brutally honest with you whatsoever. All right? So go out there, find a good friend, sit down, have a conversation with him and tell him, "Look, man, I want you to be brutally honest with me. Tell me what I'm good at."
Find out what your enemies say about you. You know, when an enemy says, "Man, I don't like that guy. That guy is a jerk but, man, does that guy have good work ethics." Right there, you know when your enemy tells you that, you know that you got something going on with that.
So, guys, go find out what you're good at. If you don't know, look deep inside. It's there. The answer is there. Ask somebody to tell you. It may sting a little but the truth will always set you free, man. And then just double down and triple down on what you're good at. Go get it done. Don't feel that you're too old, guys.
I'm telling you, I didn't grow up doing lemonade stands and stuff like that. I remember selling clothes hangers and stopping cars but I did that once, and then I didn't do it again for a long time. I started selling on eBay, trinkets and stuff like that. You know, I would buy my baby boy, he was two years old, I'd buy him some Nike Shox and then when he would outgrow them six months later or whatever then I would sell them on eBay. I would buy him, you know, Ralph Lauren shirts and then when he'd outgrown 'em, if they weren't stained or anything, then I'd sell them on eBay, and I'd make my money back or at least some of it. And so, I was doing little things like that but never thought that I was gonna own a business that brings in millions of dollars in revenue every year, that has all these employees, never thought that I'd be doing a podcast or anything like that.
But, guys, it's never too late to dream. It's never too late to go out there and try something for yourself. I sound like a broken record. Go out there. Get it done, guys.
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Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.