For anyone who is starting out in business, an inspirational story can really help to refocus your efforts and keep you motivated to achieve the success that you want. There are many of these stories throughout business and in celebrity culture and they make for an incredible read.
Regardless of what your background is, it is important to understand these rags to riches tales because they just prove that no matter where you are from or what you do, there is always a path to success if you are willing to work for it. These stories all serve to show us that the market does not care about your background, your skin color or you abilities, all the market knows is supply, demand and finance and if you are smart enough then you will find your way. To help inspire you, we are going to look today and the incredible story of Robert Bassam, where he came from and how he found success.
Robert Bassam was born in 1966 in Miami to a family on welfare, Bassam has said that whilst his upbringing was tough because of his family’s financial situation, his family were always supportive of his dreams. Growing up on food stamps stirred the youngster to want a better life for himself and he was making plans for success at a very young age.
In 1986, Bassam moved to Florida to work in a Mexican restaurant, it was here that he would have his light bulb moment for what he could do in the future to find the success that he was after. Bassam saw two cars for sale at the local Salvation Army, they were $50 each and Robert did not have the money. Assam went on to save up all of his tip money until he had enough money to buy the cars, just a few days alter he flipped them both for $300 each and it was in this moment that he saw into his future.
Assam pooled his money together with a friend and they bought 20 more cars and sold them, the air would continue to buy and sell cars for a few more years until Bassam had enough money to open his very first dealership in 1991. As the years went on, Bassam opened more dealerships which specialized in second chance, something which nobody else was offering at the time.
Assam had a great deal of success in the car industry and his dealerships now bring in around $300 million of revenue each year. Robert himself boasts a healthy fortune and his 19 car fleet which includes a Lamborghini and a Ferrari are further testament to what the man has achieved, and an inspiration for anyone who is looking to find success, regardless of who they are and where they come from.
If you want to find success then it is time to stop making excuses and learn form people like Robert.