Hard work knows no borders. Leanys Bermudez knows this, from working hard in her hometown of Toas, Venezuela, to her new home of the USA.
Leanys grew up while overcoming many challenges, like sparse electricity. She believed that university was the path to financial independence and success, and traveled 4 hours everyday to get to her school. After 5 years of paying her way through school, Leanys came to a realization about education before moving to America.
Her voyage to the US led to Leanys meeting her husband and starting a family. With her husband, she started her own businesses. Together, they have three businesses: a telephone business with 11 locations, a healthy restaurant, and a real estate company. Running her businesses as a family makes sense because they are her motivation.
To achieve success for herself and her family, Leanys keeps her mindset in the right place, and always works hard. She knows the importance of a mindset to mentally prepare yourself to fail along the way. All of the hours of work, discipline, and perseverance might still lead to mistakes, and yet, Leanys knows you can’t let it get you down – you need to keep working through with hard work.
Hard work will push you through negative comments, even those that come close, like from family. This hardship, Leanys says, is her biggest obstacle that she’s overcome.
This same mindset is used when Leanys looks at her competition. For her, she doesn’t feel a need to look at competition or compare herself to them.
With her mind not thinking about competition, and instead focused on hard work, Leanys has been able to work towards her own financial freedom. To her, this means having the opportunity to help others by giving a little of what she’s earned to those that need it. This act of service is gratifying, especially when given to family members in need. Beyond that, financial freedom also means being able to give a little to yourself, too.