We welcome Vinney Chopra, aka “Mr. Smiles” to the show today. Vinney came to the US as an immigrant with $7 in this pocket and today, has over two million dollars in assets! Vinney grew up in India, with six siblings in a one-bedroom apartment. His first job in the US was selling Bibles and Encyclopedia’s door-to-door, he slowly worked his way up, started his own business and is an investor and syndicator in the real estate business. Vinney has participated in 26 syndications and spent 37 years as a fundraising consultant and motivational speaker.
Today, Vinney has just retired at the age of 62 and he couldn’t be happier. In this episode, we’re focusing on mindset, what it means to take a leap of faith and molding your lifestyle to how you see fit. We find out how Vinney was able to turn $7 into a multi-million-dollar company, hear his philosophies on business and why we need to understand rejection in order to succeed. Vinney is someone who was handed a specific set of cards and refused to live a life that society pigeon-holed him into living. He broke the barrier, he broke the chains and now, Mr. Smiles is thriving! A fascinating and inspiring story for anyone who has ever thought about giving up.
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Shwartz – https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Thinking-Big-David-Schwartz/dp/0671646788/
Sign Easy App – https://www.getsigneasy.com/
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808