If he was given a chance to go back in time and advise his younger self, Guilherme Paulus says he’d tell young Paulus always to be attentive to what others have to say especially the elders. In a recent interview, the Brazilian mogul let the world have a peek at his personal life. For instance, he revealed that he is a believer in God and as such, the first thing that he always does when he wakes up thanks him and then later writes down his schedule. He attributes his productivity in a day to this practice.
Guilherme Paulus also revealed that diversifying his portfolio has been the main secret ingredient to his success. By establishing in various markets, he has been able to grow his business massively, and today, CVC is now one of the largest tour operators in Latin America, while his chain of hotels known as GJP hotels and resorts is among the most popular in Brazil. He, however, goes on to prove that in every success story there are ups and downs and his is no exception by revealing that he once failed as an entrepreneur by not explaining what CVC was in France and also hiring Brazilians as staff in a country that speaks French thereby creating a language barrier, causing losses.
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Even though he is the chairman and CEO of CVC today, Guilherme gives credit where its due by revealing that the idea to start CVC wasn’t his but that of his previous partner, Carlos. They began as a single store situated at a cinema’s exit, a factor that helped them grow their business as there was enough flow of people. Even though he was later left to manage the firm on his own, Guilherme Paulus has helped steer it to success through his unique leadership style. To improve his productivity as an entrepreneur, Guilherme Paulus visits different branches of GJP where he interacts with the staff and also clients thereby establishing relationships and at the same time learning from them what he can do to make his business better.
Guilherme Paulus recommends anyone seeking success in business to read a book known as the Greatest Salesman in the world. He goes on to add that Google has helped him become more productive and lastly, he dreams of making Golf a more popular sport in the country.
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