Rick Sapio is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first company when he was 13 years old, after the untimely death of his father. Since then, he has founded more than 20 companies. One of those companies is Mutual Capital Alliance, a financial holding company that has made more than 100 investments over the past 24 years.
Rick didn’t necessarily grow up around entrepreneurship. His life was changed over the course of one conversation, when a mentor showed him that accomplishing more is possible (if you learn the necessary skills). Without that mentorship, Rick may never have realized his potential – and it’s just as important for us to find mentors today.
Luckily, there is a lot of opportunity for mentorship these days! With the internet, we have access to everyone – you just have to try. “Too many kids today keep their head down, instead of their head up, and you miss a lot of opportunities looking down.”
Rick defines being entrepreneurial as the minute you start taking responsibility for your outcomes; a natural response to the human condition.
And he believes that we are all responsible for creating our purpose statement, the ultimate outcome of our lives. “If you haven’t taken the time to figure out the reason why you’re on this Earth (and it’s not going to hit you on the head), then I think, every moment of your life, you’re ripping off the world.”
Too many people wait until they’re 30, 40, 50 to find their purpose – but you don’t have to. You can choose to keep your head up and start now.