We had the good fortune of connecting with Andres Peña and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andres, is there something you believe many others might not?
There’s one piece of advise that never resonated with me. In fact it startled me to my core when I knew I wasn’t happy in my current job. “Wait until something better comes along.” Sometimes you have to just leave behind what isn’t making you happy, and put yourself in a situation where you have to put 100% of your effort into what you want or have been wanting to do.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I actually ended up deciding to work in real estate right after I got let go from my last job. It took me by surprise and it was a rough couple of months, both financially and mentally. So I decided it was a now-or-never situation. At the time I didn’t even have the funds to pay for the course, but my girlfriend invested in me and told me I could pay her back later. Through the 8 hour classes for 1 week, the daily grind of studying right after the class, and the month I had to wait after I passed the prelicense exam, I finally sat and passed the state exam. If there’s anything I learned through that process, it’s to always invest in yourself, have a clear vision (step-by-step plan), and have no room for doubt.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I think too many people, primarily tourists, go to south beach. I usually frequent Wynwood when I want to hangout out, day or night, to drink and just enjoy the ever-changing art and events. If not that, I love Brickell with the luxury nightlife staple, or Downtown Fort Lauderdale for the easy and convenient main road to bar hop all night.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My little brother, Douglas, has always loved one thing: Dance. My mom, Adriana, also has a passion: Spirituality. In the past couple of years I saw both of their lives transform completely due to the fact that they focused and put all their energy into what they love. All of a sudden a 9-5 became an obstacle to ultimately get past and find financial security by putting the hours of every day into yourself, rather than some CEO you will never meet. Being the older sibling, I admired my brother and always told myself it would absolutely kill me if I ever saw him leave behind his dream and work a day job. With that in mind I owed it to him, my 2 kids, and myself to be part of this generational transformation.
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