(Exclusive Interview) ‘’Being raised in a low-middle class family from Guayaquil,Ecuador (South America), didn’t gave me any basic principles on entrepreneurship but I had this passion and drive since an early age which made my conditions to be taken more as an inspiration to prove you can achieve great things starting from 0’’.
David Xavier Sanchez is a young business leader , CEO and Founder of THE DAXSEN CORPORATION a holding of companies within entertainment , software development , business intelligence , market research , media , marketing and communications , AI and more.
Without doubt David Xavier Sanchez have achieved massive success in the entertainment industry with two of his most recognized companies in an international level, Daxsen Music Group and Daxsen Media which lead him to work with some of the finest artists and celebrities in the world as : Tiesto , Offset (Migos) , Tory Lanez , Shaquille’ O Neal , Wiz Khalifa and more.
David Xavier Sanchez is undeniably a must watch successful case of a young entrepreneur from the technology era, we have done a series of questions that would help entrepreneurs to get inspired and acquire some important knowledge.
David, your story is amazing but have you always wanted to be an Entrepreneur?
I have never think about doing it other way. Since day one, I knew I wanted to provide some value to society. I feel entrepreneurship is not just about making money, at least for me is really about contributing to society and be able to build a legacy for your family and the world, the lifestyle comes in addition to that as reward of your sacrifice, but as I have said before… I do it for sport.
How your entrepreneurship career began, and is there any advice that could you give other entrepreneurs?
My entrepreneurship career in a serious way began with Daxsen Records (now , The Daxsen Music Group) at that point in my country Ecuador there was no record label for electronic dance music , someone has to do something so I decided to do it myself. I was a dance music DJ at that point so I was really connected to the music industry and I was extremely passionate about dance music (which I am until today)
We were the very first electronic dance music record label in the country , and one of the pioneers of electronic dance music in bigger industries as in Mexico where we released music with the top 10 Djs from there. Things went so good in Mexico that everybody thought we were a Mexican label. At that time I was really really young about 15–17, I’m sure some executives until know haven’t imagine they did business with a kid at that time… I feel today 10 years later there is more aperture for younger entrepreneurs though. After some time we began to release music from pop and hip hop artists from the USA where I learned a whole new industry. It has been a long journey with lot of stories, right now we are 25+ Record Labels together with an entertainment marketing and management company, just referring to the entertainment industry.
My advice? I’m sure you have listened (or read) this tons of times but in one word… PASSION. Do what you love, it will bring you an unlimited source of motivation. Also, think in all what you can do once you achieve some of your goals , and I say some because I feel there will always be more goals in your life. I may be working 16 hours a day or more, but I enjoy it as if I were playing tennis (which I love) or if I were Djing or hanging out with my friends.
Amazing story and message David! Can you tell us where are you from?
I was born in Guayaquil,Ecuador. I’m 100% Ecuadorian and I love my country. Even though, do to work I had to travel often to New York for long periods of time where we have now a business location. I fell in love with New York too is like my second home, as has been a source of inspiration and a teacher to me.
New York makes me feel we are all equal in a way, you can be rich or poor, and still eat the amazing 1 dollar slice of pizza around the 42th St. This makes you be able to enjoy amazing places , meet increbibly sucessful people in a more down to earth way as well to focus in your work and dreams. It’s not so flashy as in other cities as LA or Miami.
That way of living takes you to achieve real things, making you build credibility , it thought me that confidence don’t come from luxury stuff but on who you are and what you have achieved. I don’t drive an Audi or a Mercedez because I need approbation but because I enjoy driving a good car. I have a Rolex in my wrist not because I want to brag but because I love watches and because it represents time for me, which is the most valuable resource. This ‘’gifts’’ come after you have achieve something. I have this strong believe in which there must be a balance in life and you have to enjoy it too, time goes really fast. The best way is doing it for yourself and not to impress others. And…that’s way I love New York.
Are you close with your family? How you manage the relation with your family and your full commitment to your business?
We are extremely close no matter the distance.
I have been very independent since a young age. Since 10 years old I had my very first business and I have to constantly meet people (crazy story, nobody believe a 10 year old was behind the business) Also since 12, I played Tennis and short after at 15 I became a DJ so I had to travel and move often.
I think they understand how important is the company to me . Anyways, while in Ecuador I always spend the Sundays with them and we are in close contact. I’m still not married, it gives me a little more time haha so as in reference to family it would be my parents , brother and sister. Right now, I left my apartment for a while and I’m enjoying the Coronavirus lockdown with them which took me back in time.
Have you made any mistakes you regret in business?
I’m sure I have made a lot of mistakes but I think this is part our life experience. What you have to avoid is to commit that mistake twice , if you do that would mean you haven’t learned from the experience.
I have lived a lot of difficult experiences with my company which have made me stronger and understand society better.
The important part or what describes you and sets us apart is our courage to recognize and learn from our mistakes to make a better version of ourselves and as I told you already to not repeat them. Also, a very important part is our resilience to recover from them, and our determination to keep going no matter how difficult the situation is. What we do take to readdress the circumstance, determines who we are.
Thank you David for your time , we know you’re a very busy man and we really appreciate this exclusive interview with you.
Thank you, so much. Enjoyed this one a lot, it was an absolute pleasure.