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“You have to be willing to bleed to become successful”- Sergio Centeno

Entrepreneurship & PR

What’s your backstory?

Born and raised in a small town called Tri-cities, Washington. I grew up in a household of five with two sisters and my parents, I was the youngest. My early life was quite a roller coaster of emotions due to living in a house full of negativity and a lot of violence. I remember coming home everyday to hearing my parents fight about money. At a very young age I realized that I didn’t want money to ever be a problem for me.

I told myself that I was going to make something out of myself and help my family and my next generation have a different life from the one I had. I experienced a lot of pain very young seeing my mother get abused by my father growing up. It hurt me a lot to see her go through that and not be able to do anything about it.

Although my parents had their problems, they were still a blessing to my life and I am so thankful for them. In school I was never a good student, I always had low grades and didn’t take school seriously. I was the class clown and I managed to copy most of my way through school. I still remember my father telling me that I wasn’t going to be nothing in life. So a lot of my passion was driven from pain that I felt.

I managed to graduate from college just to later learn that I had wasted my time because even with a college degree no one wanted to hire me. Eventually I did get hired and was only getting paid a little over minimum wage. Even after agreeing to get paid less than what I was expecting, it didn’t take more than 5 months before they fired me. This was a real slap in the face.

That is when I realized that I had to make a change with my life. After losing my job that is really when I dove deep into learning about entrepreneurship and learning how to start my own business. One night after doing research and watching videos on youtube I stumbled across a Tai Lopez “here in my garage” ad. It didn’t take me much convincing before I bought the course called 67 steps. This course taught me the foundations to being an entrepreneur. That is when life started to make sense for me again.

It gave me hope, it was a brand new opportunity to make something out of myself. I was sold on the luxury of living a life by design. I was sold on the fact that I had full power to changing my life and that it was up to me to make it happen. The dreams of having fast cars and big houses got refueled and my motivation skyrocketed.

Throughout this time is when I first connected with Nathan Ray Ortega founder of Influencer Podcasts. I was given the opportunity to enhance my skills within the PR space which allowed me to grow and get me out of my shell which enabled me to network with millionaires. After 6 month of learning with Nathan I got introduced to Josue Arteaga and Ulyses Osuna. That is when they were starting this new program called Manufacturing Influencers and they were offering opportunities for new upcoming PR specialists. I quickly took the opportunity joined their team at Influencer press.

It didn’t take no longer than 4 days before I closed my first client named Bedros Keuilian who is a multi-millionaire and a high level entrepreneur. Out of everything that I’ve learned so far I know now that none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t stayed persistent and ambitious even when times were tough. I stuck through and I was blessed when the opportunity met my preparation. 

I know this is not an easy job. What drives you?

What drives me is my past, my family was really poor growing up, so I really got to feel what it is like to be broke. I learned that when you are broke you are limited to doing things. All I know is that I want to be free to do what I want and to not be limited to doing things. I want to live a life by design. I want to be the artist to my life, not the paint brush.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? What lesson did you learn from them?

I want to thank Ulyses Osuna who has gave me the opportunity to take my life to the next step. I admire him because of what he has created at a very young age and how humble of an individual he is. He has not only been very successful but has offered to share his success with me and with the rest of the team.

He believed in me enough to take me under his wing and that is why I am so thankful for him. He is a inspiration and a role model to me. One of the many lessons I’ve learned from him is that you have to be willing to bleed to become successful. That guy is living proof, he bleeds for his company and for his team everyday.

He is an amazing leader that only leads by example. Never have I met someone so hungry and passionate to become successful. I am very grateful to have met him and to be able to achieve massive success with his team.

How do you push through your worst times?

I like to start by first realizing my purpose. Then I like to dive deep into my why and really take a look at why I started all of this. This helps me remove any emotions tied to the situation and gives me clarity to see what I need to do to get out of the situation.

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