We had the pleasure of interviewing Konstantin Kaiser, Founder of Evolute-pr.com
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
- When I graduated from school, I wanted to get my foot into the fitness industry. I shared my knowledge on how to naturally build a fit and healthy body on Instagram and my page exploded at some point, even though I wasn’t posting photos frequently. After that, I was offered a model job abroad. The model agency wanted to fly me to L.A. and pay me $180.000 for one month of shooting, but, after giving it a lot of thought, I declined the offer because I didn’t feel comfortable with me being in this business. I thought there were way better models than me and I wanted to achieve more than shooting aesthetically pleasing photos. So I spend a lot of time in front of my computer, reading articles and books on technology, society, and the latest trends.
When I finally discovered Bitcoin in 2015 I was sincerely intrigued by the blockchain technology. I was already aware of the rigged and flawed monetary system we are living in, so I was instantly hooked by the possibilities that the blockchain technology could deliver for humankind. Always dreaming of a world of freedom and privacy, I spent all my savings on Bitcoin and Ethereum at a very early stage. When everything blew up in 2017 I was in college studying economics. I came to realize that if I use this one in a lifetime opportunity and focus fully on the blockchain industry, I would have way more promising prospects than if I let college consume all of my time. After spending dozens of sleepless nights in front of my computer, it became clear to me: The most entrepreneurial-friendly, European country to open a business in is the island of Cyprus. I quit college, packed my stuff and booked a flight to Larnaca. I quickly integrated and founded my first B2B company which offers services for companies in hyper-growth industries. I realized that many new technologies like the blockchain are not yet regularly covered in media outlets, so I decided to bridge the gap between high-quality content and exposure on major publications. Interestingly enough, you can consider many of the new technologies as hyper-growth industries. Hyper-growth industries have the capacity to disrupt society at an unseen, rapid pace.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company?
When I immigrated to a new country at the age of 19, I left family and friends back in Germany. As a consequence, I had to make new connections in order to find new friends. My business partner published an article on Entrepreneur.com which lead to a connection via LinkedIn. This was the beginning of a very valuable, amicable business relationship. This is funny because I never believed I would find like-minded people when I lived in Germany. I never imagined immigrating to a small Mediterranean island would resolve that issue, but it did.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
After a week-long extensive outreach to potential clients, we realized that our email provider had an issue which resulted in us not receiving emails. When we finally fixed the issue, an interested client canceled his order, before we even realized that he had accepted our proposal.
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
There are many PR agencies spamming emails to thousands of journalists. We focus on high-quality content that was created and written by experts in the fields. We always make sure to do extensive research before we write a pitch. Not every company is interesting enough to be covered in media outlets. Also, I haven’t seen any marketing agency focusing on hyper-growth industries.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Think of everything as a “wave”. If you are having a hard time and it feels like everything is going down, you need to be aware that this is just the preparation for the next wave up. Bad luck ends and things can change drastically in a matter of days. If you have a strong vision and your values are clear to you, there is no failure which defeats you. Learn from your mistakes and always be grateful, even for the bad events in your life. Studying charts day in and day out really helped me to build this mindset. Giving up when all chips are down is like selling the bottom. You don’t want to sell the bottom.
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? Can you share a story?
I was always a lone wolf standing for my own ideas and thoughts against the crowd. Some of my teachers were really mad about my questions. I am a very logical thinker and I am always very skeptical. If something doesn’t add up I start to ask questions. That is a trait that my teachers, and other authorities, disliked about me. However, I wouldn’t have achieved any of the success I experienced today if my mother wouldn’t have believed in me. She was always very supportive and never discouraged me from following my dreams. I am forever thankful for being this lucky to have a loving mother. Without her, I would have surely lost faith in myself since no one believed in me.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I wrote a book about veganism and how it helps your health and our environment. I am sincerely convinced that mankind has no other option than turning vegan in the future if we don’t start to produce organic meat without slaughtering animals. I am currently trying to become a person of influence to support young individuals to unleash their full potential. Legends are made, not born.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn
In my teenage years, I had a very negative mindset. I always thought that I deserve to be happy and that I will suddenly become happy because of external factors. Only when I realized that nobody cares whether I am happy or not, I understood that I have to take responsibilities. Happiness comes from within and you can’t expect it to fall from the sky. The key to happiness is self-awareness.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started my company” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
- All marketers are Liars.
Being authentic and honest is good, but, to arouse interest, one has to create emotions. Exaggeration is a powerful marketing tool. As long as you focus on delivering the desired end-results, you can make your story much bigger than it ultimately is in reality.
- Everything is much easier than you think.
Initially, I thought you have to be a professional full-stack developer to build a high standards website. I also thought that you need to study journalism to publish well-written articles in top tier publications and I thought you need to study mathematics to do technical analyses on stocks. However, in today’s world, you can learn literally anything in a matter of weeks if you have the right work ethic and an internet connection.
- School is a waste of time
I wish I would have started my business way earlier. I lost precious years to learning irrelevant nonsense in school. I have learned almost every skill that I have by myself, using the internet and online courses.
- Change your thoughts and you change your world.
You set the limits yourself. Whether you think you can do or can’t do it, you are right. The way you look at the things in your life will ultimately decide where your life is going. If you focus on the positive, you will notice much more to be happy about. This cuts both ways: Negative thinking will make your life much harder and way less enjoyable. You see what you want to see.
5. Take responsibility for everything that happens in your life.
Only when you abolish the concept of luck and misfortune, you take full control of your life. If you perceive yourself as an unlucky person, you will ultimately be unlucky. If you experience misfortune, make sure to search for what you could have done better. This will establish a strong mindset which can’t be dragged down by the idea that the world is just not made for you. You will experience luck soon enough. Waiting for it or feeling bad for yourself because you were unlucky won’t help the situation at all. Leave your victim role forever, it will help tremendously.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amounts of good to the people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger.
It amazes me that you ask exactly that because starting a movement was always my ultimate goal. I would convince people to listen to their inner voice, to their conscience, I would tell them to not get distracted by misinformation and authorities. The world is full of lies, one has to use his own sanity to find the truth. I personally believe in the existence of eternity and that we will all experience each other’s lives. If everyone would believe this too, no one would do harm to other living beings for egotistical reasons, since it would be an act against yourself when you cause suffering for others. When it becomes egoistical to live a peaceful and pacifistic life, that’s the moment when humankind will finally be able to unite and live in harmony.
Connect with Konstantin Kaiser on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/konstantin-kaiser-b5319515b/
How To Work From Anywhere & Travel The World For Free: With Zach Benson
The life of an entrepreneur is a very hard and lonely road that most people often quit because of how hard and inconsistent it can be. Sure, there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there but there are even more that are barely getting by or some that are in massive debt. When it comes to social media it seems as if every entrepreneur and influencer is wealthy and happy but that’s not always true. It takes years of hard work and dedication for most entrepreneurs to even be able to hit the 6 figure mark.
To be able to work from anywhere using just a laptop and a phone is the goal every entrepreneur wants to reach, but most don’t have what it takes to reach that goal. Zach Benson is apart of the few entrepreneurs who do have what it takes and more. Benson is a full-time entrepreneur, world traveler, influencer, speaker, and investor. Growing up was a bit difficult for Benson because he had a speech impediment which was the reason why he couldn’t pronounce the letter “R” until he was in his twenties.
The kids Benson grew up with would always make fun of him for his speech impediment and especially because he looked different. He always felt left out and very different because he was born in Korea and was later adopted by his parents in Iowa, so of course none of the local kids understood his situation. Everything seemed to change for Benson once he found dance. In high school, one of Benson’s girlfriends gave him a “How To Breakdance” DVD and he watched it day and night while practicing.
In his college years, Benson was traveling and competing in dance competitions. He actually made it onto the popular TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. After all of that, he started teaching others how to dance and he was earning $1,000 an hour for it. Then, one day he hurt his back and the doctor told him he would probably never be able to dance again with his injury. Benson became depressed but he knew he had to do something, so Benson and his brother started growing Instagram accounts for money.
Then something quite random happened, he had an opportunity to invest his last $10,000 into an Instagram account. He made that choice to invest every last dollar of his and with the new account, he used it to grow his client’s accounts. With all of the money he was making with the new investment he kept buying accounts and assets.
Now, Benson is the founder of Assistagram, an Instagram growth, and marketing agency with an incredible network of 220 million followers. They specialize in the growth of Instagram accounts. He is currently working with some of the most famous brands and celebrities in the world: everyone from Ritz Carlton, Russell Brunson, etc. Benson also specializes in Instagram campaigns that are able to reach millions of people worldwide. He works with Tourism Boards and brings over destination influencers to different countries to create the most amazing content to share it and make that content go viral, which results in lots of exposure, growth and new customers.
In the past 3 years, Benson has received over 500 completely free nights at the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Luxury brands definitely see the ROI when it comes to Benson. Thousands of influencers, celebrities, and brands trust Benson with their campaigns and Instagram accounts because of the amazing results he is able to deliver in such a short amount of time. Benson is currently one of the best Instagram growth and marketing entrepreneurs in the world.
How To Boost Your Confidence At Any Moment With Bogdan Rosu
Many kids grow up with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. There are numerous reasons why kids have these doubts built up in their minds. Sometimes it can come from having distant parents or even from not having any friends at school. As time goes by they learn to be more confident, but some of those kids grow up and never really find the confidence that is deep down inside of them. Even some adults never find their confidence and it can also be caused by various reasons or experiences throughout their life, but the only thing that matters is that they get the help they need to restore their confidence.
Growing up, Bogdan Rosu was one of many children who had low self-confidence and it was always on and off. Rosu was from a small town in Romania in Eastern Europe. He had no friends at school which really hurt him mentally because all he wanted was friends and for people to like him. Finally, at one point he decided to stop trying so hard to make people like him and something unexpected happened, he made a few friends.
He realized that if you don’t try so hard and be yourself then people will naturally gravitate towards you. Everything seemed to be going well after that up until he hit college. Once he went to college he lost all confidence and started overthinking everything. The new environment was such a huge shift for him that he just lost all of his confidence because he didn’t know what all the new people around him would think of him.
He knew he needed help once again and started reading Personal Development books. That is when he realized that with all of his years of experience in Martial Arts he could create a Personal Development Program through Martial Arts. Rosu saw the many principles in Martial Arts that were also in Personal Development books and courses.
He began to see how similar the two actually were so that is why he was able to create a very unique Martial Arts program that not only helps others learn Martial Arts but to also help them become mentally strong and gain self-confidence. He was able to help thousands of people train while gaining they gained self-confidence. Through his book, e-books, courses, programs, and seminars he has helped thousands of people become their strongest and most self-confident version of themselves.
Now, Rosu mainly focuses on helping people gain confidence through his YouTube channel and his online coaching program. He is able to help others overcome the one thing that he struggled with his whole life and his success rates are incredible. He is also one of the best Confidence Coaches in the world and he is also an Author, Public Speaker, and YouTuber. He is an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs and his story shows that no matter where you come from you can create your own tools to become successful. Now individuals don’t have to struggle with low self-confidence anymore, they can go out and get help so that they can live a full and happy life.
Who is Ryan Scribner?
Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ryan Scribner. Ryan is a massive YouTuber, who creates content centered around investing. He also has a very popular investing blog, called InvestingSimple. We talk about how he got started, how to invest, and much more.
- Hey Ryan, tell us your name and a little bit about yourself
Ryan Scribner, I was born and raised in Upstate NY. Outside of my business, I really enjoy reading. I am also a huge fan of coffee shops and bourbon. If I am not working, I am usually reading at a coffee shop, outdoors or spending time with family/ I do a fair amount of traveling as well. I’m pretty much the first one in my family to do something other than the traditional 9 to 5.
- How did you get started in personal finance?
My dad is a financial advisor and my uncle is an accountant, so it pretty much runs in my family. When I was working at my old job, I was making great money. I had a surplus income of about $1,500 per month that I was investing on my own. I decided to start documenting my investments on YouTube, and that is how my channel started
- What did you do before your current profession?
I worked in the past due to bill collection department for the power utility in my area. I actually have an associate’s degree in electrical construction and maintenance. I got this degree to make money, it was not something I was passionate about.
- What are your 3 core values?
First would be being present with myself and others as often as possible
Second would be to understand the fact that you have no idea how long you will be here on earth, so you need to live now and not when you are 65+
The third is about integrity, you always need to be true to yourself, I would rather be rejected for who I am than accepted for who I am not
- What would you say is your passion?
In a business sense, it would be finding opportunities missed by others and building systems that run 24/7, eliminating your active involvement with making money
- What advice would you give someone looking to grow an audience on Youtube?
The best advice I have is to serve a specific market or niche, you don’t want to be a generic channel, it is almost impossible to grow as a catch-all channel these days, you need to get specific
- What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned along your journey?
Money is not the end all be all, after earning in excess of $10,000 a month it has little to no impact on your overall happiness, true happiness and fulfillment has come to me by helping others and exploring my own interests, since I don’t have to work 40 hours a week I can travel, try different things, meditate, and ultimately learn more about myself, unfortunately most people never have time to think about or figure out who they are
- What advice would you give someone just getting started with entrepreneurship?
Learn how to say no early on, because time vampires are everywhere. Get clear on what it is that you are doing and say no to all the BS. Say no to meetings, ignore texts, ignore emails, throw away business cards. It sounds harsh but 90% of these interactions are going to be time-wasters for you.
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