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E163 | Workbnb, the $30 Million Dollar Company Built by a High School Dropout–Yeves Perez
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This $30 million dollar company, Workbnb, a groundbreaking company providing housing solutions to businesses across the US, was founded by Yeves Perez. He was a popular kid in high school but dropped out due to a controversial paper on McBeth.
Yeves takes us through the highs and lows of his life, starting with the struggles of working low-paying jobs, realizing the need for change in his life, and the harsh reality faced by many hardworking individuals trapped in cycles of debt and unfulfilling jobs.
Throughout the interview, Yeves emphasizes the importance of breaking free from limiting beliefs, staying motivated, and persistently pursuing your passions. His story is a testament to how resilience, creativity, and embracing change can lead to unimaginable success, proving that you don't have to follow the traditional path to thrive in the world of tech and entrepreneurship.
(1:45) Here’s why getting “out of your head” is important for success
(2:48) Salary ranges for CEO’s is almost limitless
(6:01) High school education is mediocre because it doesn’t prepare you for the real world
(6:43) First job was housekeeping at a hotel
(8:35) He wrote a paper on how McBeth was a sociopath and it lead to him dropping out of high school
(10:49) HIs mom was pissed when he said he wanted to go to college and threatened to kick him out if he dropped out of school
(13:40) What it was like couch surfing and working as a waiter and carpet cleaner. He realized no matter how hard he worked, he could never earn more.
(17:28) The illusion of “arriving”. The reality is, you exit one cycle and enter another. It was a struggle to climb the corporate ladder. A coworker had $60k in debt and only made $13/hr.
(21:54) A successful ad helped him to realize his passion for marketing and all the other businesses he failed at
(27:42) How helping his mom with managing her Airbnb lead to creating a $30M company.
(36:03) You don’t have to be a technical person to be in tech
(39:26) How his stubbornness and competitiveness helped him to stay motivated
(43:53) Advice you can learn from
- Company Website: https://www.workbnbapp.com/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yeves-perez-workbnbceo/
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- Millionaire Mindset: The Simple Habits And Thinking Behind Money, Wealth, and Success: https://amzn.to/3rTyyL7
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