The start of every journey begins with a single step. By taking his first step years ago, Bobby Castro started on the course to achieve his dreams — and today, he’s a successful entrepreneur. From being flat broke to a self-made millionaire, here’s a look at his incredible journey.
Castro is an entrepreneur and the founder of Bankers Healthcare Group. He’s also a real estate investor who owns an extensive portfolio of multi-family properties and the recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Award in 2012. However, some years back, these successes were all a dream for Castro.
Starting Bankers Healthcare Group in 2001, Castro says he had no capital, let alone prior experience running a company. He had just dropped out of school, and all he had was a ninth grade education and a determined spirit. Though he knew to attain his goals, he also had to start working towards them. Starting small, through hard work, perseverance and consistency, he built Bankers Healthcare Group, selling it at $1 billion.
“Success is not all about money,” says Castro. He adds that many people think you need money to succeed when mostly what matters is your mindset and your decisions. You may have the finances, but without a clear strategy, you will end up making losses rather than scaling up the business.
Before Bankers Healthcare Group started to thrive, Castro notes he made tons of mistakes and failed several times. But the day he decided to take full responsibility for all his decisions and actions was when his business also changed. The experience motivated him to share his blueprint for success with others and show people that it starts with you choosing change.
Rather than approaching failure as a bad thing, Castro started viewing it as an opportunity. The lessons he learned helped him avoid similar mistakes while improving his decision-making process. Instead of going into something blindly, Castro now analyzes the situation and makes calculated decisions.
His advice is to follow your dream and be honest with yourself. “Nothing is unattainable as long as you put your mind to it,” says Castro. He has made his financial freedom dream a reality by believing in his ideas and working towards his goals. Although he has faced challenges, he didn’t let any hold him back.
Castro adds that honesty and accountability are virtues that are often overlooked when they are crucial to achieving success. “Learn to be accountable for every choice you make,” says Castro, as this helps you think through before making any moves and encourages you to conduct deep research. He adds that by being honest with yourself, you know what is attainable and what is not. While you should set higher goals, it’s …….