Guilherme Paulus: His Journey From Being An Intern To The Forbes List Of Billionaires

Guilherme Paulus is one of the most talented and highly skilled entrepreneurs in Brazil. He is considered as an icon in the Brazilian tourism industry. His expertise in the hospitality industry has seen him spearhead various projects in Latin America.

He currently serves as the chairman of CVC, the leading tour company in Latin America. Paulus has showcased outstanding leadership abilities by turning a local travel agency into a world-class tour company.

Featuring in the Forbes’ list of wealthy businesspersons
Paulus’ success has not only caught the attention of Brazilians, but also that of the entire world. His success at CVC earned him a spot in the Forbe’s list of billionaires. The 68-year-old billionaire ventured into entrepreneurship when he was only 24 years of age. His business partner stepped out of the business to venture into politics thus leaving Guilherme Paulus as the sole owner of their company. He then led CVC to become the leading tour operator in Brazil.

Besides founding CVC Tour Company, Guilherme Paulus also ventured into the hotel industry by establishing the GJP chain of hotels and resorts in 2005. To focus his energies on the new venture, Guilherme decided to sell a significant share of the CVC Tour Company to Carlyle Group at a cost of $420 million. Paulus put his efforts into the hotel industry, where he managed to grow his network in the entire Latin America.

In 2014, GJP chain of hotels received a major boost when Brazil was chosen to host the World Soccer Cup. Two years later, Summer Olympics were held in Brazil, thus exposing them to the international clientele. It is estimated that GJP chain of hotels have served more than hundred thousand guests since its establishment. Guilherme Paulus still owns an eight percent share of the CVC Company that is currently valued at R $ 6.35 billion.

Guilherme Paulus’ social life
The hotel entrepreneur is a very social person and he is always thinking of ways that he can connect to the world. He spends a lot of time creating networks with other like-minded entrepreneurs. Paulus believes that the best way of succeeding in the business world is by creating valuable networks.

The Philosophy and Ventures Of Vijay Eswaran In Brief

Having motivated the lives of many through his own stories, experiences, talks and even books, Vijay Eswaran has changed the thinking of many and given others a new perspective of daily occurrences.

One of his books titled, “Two Minutes From The Abyss” has become one of the best sellers in various bookshops where he discusses eleven pillars of life management. One notable thing, he gives emphasis on is that tomorrow is not promised and our life can come to an end any second therefore we must make use of it satisfactorily when we are still alive.

Every person on the face of the earth must concur with the fact and reality that any day they are alive could be their last day; any moment we are having is just two minutes from the abyss. By having that consciousness in us, we will be in a position to make use of every single moment and day that we are living.

According to Vijay Eswaran, a life without a purpose is actually a life not lived and every person should have their burning desire propelled by their purpose. As a motivational speaker, his speeches have thrilled the hearts of many and consequently challenged them especially when he speaks about change.

Every person needs to change before they are forced to change else they will either become redundant or irrelevant. If people fail to recognize this philosophy of Vijay Eswaran they will live a failed life because life is a matter of decisions and continuous change.

If everyone embrace, befriend, harness the fears of changes we face daily then we could emerge stronger, successful and smarter. Every person has something that is making them fearful or afraid, but the question is what do you do with your own fear?

Vijay Eswaran views fear as something necessary to help us remember exactly what is important. Always remember that Fear is a form of excitement but in disguise, anything that doesn’t destroy you will definitely energize and make you stronger and finally fear is a catalyst for growth.

One of the values and qualities that have made this author, motivational speaker and philosopher successful is servant leadership. He learned it from his father and embraced it and it has made him be who he is today. There is joy in serving others.

A true servant leader possesses some qualities like care, honesty, truthful, compassionate, clarity of vision, commitment to see growth and development, and always willing to sacrifice for others. Nelson Mandera, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Vijay Eswaran are good examples of servant leaders.