We had the good fortune of connecting with Ricardo Guerrero and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ricardo, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risks keep me going! When you take a risk and succeed, you end up with a much higher reward. In my life I have taken many risks in order to keep growing, challenging yourself to get out of your comfort zone sometimes can be scary but if don’t take the risk you can be loosing life-changing opportunities. As an entrepreneur I can say I’ve taken many unconventional decisions for example: staring two brands from zero during this pandemic. People were saying “oh you’re crazy” “this is not going to work” etc but I didn’t listen, I took the risk and my savings to start a beauty line and a jewelry line. By the end of 2020 both of my brands were profitable and sales keep going up. Life is about taking risks- go after your goals, never settle, and most importantly BE FEARLESS.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve worked in many difference spaces: from retail sales, to visual merchandising to talent agent and now CEO & Founder of two companies- Glowaholic Beauty & Fane Jewelry. It’s definitely never easy to get to where you want. I have worked very hard for the past 10years to get to the position I am today. It takes a lot of dedication, discipline, passion, and of course taking risks.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly, I truly believe that I am who I am today because of my mother. She always encouraged me to do things and to never settle. She has always supported every single decision I made. Until this day, whenever I need an advice or reaffirmation that I’m doing the right thing I call her.

Website: www.glowaholicbeauty.com

Instagram: @ricardogt90

Other: www.fanejewelry.com

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