Louis Spagnuolo is a serial entrepreneur and currently serves as the Chairman of Illuminati Trust, LLC, a diversified company, as well as Chief Executive Officer for Don’t Look Media LLC, a highly recognized privately held Internet Monetization Company.
During his career Louis has worked with Professional Athletes, Entertainers, National Business Leaders, Heads of State and countless genuinely fantastic people, while sharing in the financial dreams of all his clients to the tune of over $884 Million Dollars in deal participations.
Recognized in over 278 major media publications, Louis is a nationally sought after expert in Internet Monetization, with an emphasis on asset acquisitions that can be leveraged to generate liquidity events.
Louis is also an active contributor to such charities as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Special Olympics, Camp Fiesta Children’s Cancer Caring Center, The Caring Bridge, The Haven Home For Boys, Stop Hunger, Habitat For Humanity and Charley’s Fund.
Places to Find Louis:
On LinkedIn, Louis Spagnuolo
[3:00] minute: Set the stage for us, what was life like for you growing up and what was the mindset around money and success that was instilled in you as a child?
[5:00] minute: The benefits of a library and reading.
[6:20] minute: The abundance of free education that is out there.
[7:00] minute: Tell me about your first big success in the business world, I believe it had to do with selling batteries in college is that right?
[10:30] minute: What’s especially cool about the start of that business is this idea that so many companies are born out of people looking at the things that are annoying them, that are frustrating, so for those who are looking for an idea the biggest thing to do is just look around you and see what you see. Would you agree with that?
[12:30] minute: You spoke in another interview about allowing your lifestyle to expand with your income, so while you were making a lot more suddenly in your 20’s you were still living month to month, tell me about that?
[14:15] minute: Dorothy had a similar experience and explains how she learned the same lesson.
[15:20] minute: What advice do you have to someone in this place whose income is rising and they are becoming successful and want to avoid the trap of mismanaging their money?
[17:30] minute: What happened in that cell phone business, I believe there was a little bit of a crash or setback?
[21:20] minute: I appreciate you sharing and think it is so key that people learn from their mistakes and that the most we can learn from someone like yourself is through hearing about their own failures.
[24:00] minute: What’s the balance between focus and diversification in your portfolio and how should someone know when it is the right time to go for that second or third business or revenue stream?
[25:40] minute: I read that every day for the last four plus years you’ve done three random acts of kindness, can you tell me about that?
[28:10] minute: At this point in your career, what does fulfillment mean to you, what does it mean to be able to give back the way you do?
[31:00] minute: Who has been the most impactful person on your journey to do well and achieve financial success?
[31:50] minute: Who has been the most impactful person on feeding your drive to do good and have an impact?
[32:30] minute: When you are having a bad day, what do you do to get out of a funk?
[34:00] minute: What book do you find yourself recommending to people most often?
[35:00] minute: What is the best piece of advice on happiness you’d give our listeners?
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