Erick Alvarez: From battling anxiety and depression to becoming a widely successful entrepreneur

We have all experienced difficult times in our life, dark times that felt like they would never end.

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We have all experienced difficult times in our life, dark times that felt like they would never end. But how many of us can say that these times were the foundations that built us into a towering pillar of inspiration? Erick Alvarez can.

Viewing his envy worthy Instagram feed, one could be forgiven for believing that Alvarez was simply blessed with a beautiful life ; Florida palm trees decorate the cityscape behind Alvarez as he holds a large glass of wine, he reclines in a hot tub as the sky of Poblado Medellin, Columbia dusks behind him. But make no mistake Alvarez’s success is wholly handmade, he built every brick of it himself.

Alvarez credits his inspiring journey as starting on New Year’s Eve 2017.  He says it was the night that ushered in the worst year of his life. He was a self-confessed typical college kid who liked to party. Hard. But on the first day of 2018 he woke to find that his nose had been broken during a fight that he had no memory of. The injury would result in years of breathing problems, problems so severe that Alvarez often felt that he was fighting for his last breath. The struggle with his health led him to experience relentless anxiety. Incredibly he would combat his anxiety and depression to excel as a hugely successful entrepreneur. But how? Alvarez says that upon dropping out of college, he found an inner strength that would see him lift himself to the heights of success that most can only dream of. He elaborates.

“I have developed strong habits, but most importantly, I have learned the most important skill anyone can have. The skill of persistence and not giving up.”

So, what has Alvarez put his Midas touch to lately? “I have recently rebranded myself to focus on helping aspiring entrepreneurs achieve time and location freedom by making money online.” He shares. It is a move that has clearly enhanced not just his life but the lives of countless others. The influencers that Alvarez has partnered with, have experienced financial abundance and a rocketing rise in their chosen field. The next time you feel uninspired, look up Erick Alvarez’s Instagram feed, it shows you what talent and determination can achieve. And Alvarez is worth looking up to.

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