When I was young, I lost my parents too soon; my father died when I was 16, and my mother when I was 18. Due to their illnesses, we spent a lot of time in hospitals since I was 12.
On those circumstances, and living in a country that was not my birthplace, I had no choice but to move forward.
My mum, before dying, set up safeguards so that I could not have free access to the inheritance they left me. She did this with the intention to protect me. Imagine, a young boy with some money, how could I have ended up?
So I had no choice other than to work hard.
I also started to undertake and develop projects on my own.
The first businesses gave me nothing but experience (error learning). Until I launched a very successful company.
A moment came when the company went bankrupt, and as I was not prepared for that, I was totally devastated. I was left with nothing. No company, no house, no car, no money, nothing. And on top of that, a two-year-old daughter.