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As a husband and proud father of two, Jeff Lopes has been a Serial Entrepreneur for well over two decades. His knowledge for branding and his passion for building have led him to creating brands like Kimurawear, which is an industry leader in Boxing and Martial Arts Equipment. The brand has sold well over a quarter million pairs of boxing gloves since its inception in early 2006.
For Jeff awareness that life is short and wanting to make family and fatherhood a priority, late nights and extremely early mornings would be a must to continually grow his business ventures. When asked what Jeff’s mindset as a father is he said:
NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE DOING, OR HOW TIRED YOU ARE, IF YOUR CHILD ASKS YOU TO DO SOMETHING WITH THEM YOU STOP AND DROP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND ENJOY THE TIME THAT’S SPENT WITH THEM. WE ARE ON THIS EARTH FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD, SO WE NEED TO APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU HAVE WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. PLEASE STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND FIGURE A WAY TO MAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT, EVERYONE WILL HAVE THAT ONE MOMENT WHERE THEY WISH THEY COULD GO BACK AND HAVE A BIT MORE TIME WITH A LOVED ONE, SO START NOW AND DO NOT PROCRASTINATE”.
In 2014 Jeff understood with a very hectic schedule, time is an important commodity. That was the light bulb moment, when he decided to take his passion for building and focused on creating more passive income businesses. That led Jeff to first venture into the vacation rental business by purchasing a vacation rental property in the gorgeous Blue Mountains, a popular four season’s hot spot for tourists. Quickly identifying the potential in and the value of that one property, one soon became four in the same area, which is where the passion for vacation rental properties emerged. Since 2014 Jeff has grown his property portfolio and is currently developing a 16 acres cabin resort in the beautiful Muskoka area of Northern Ontario, Canada.
Jeff’s infectious energy for creating businesses led Jeff in early 2017 to begin passing on his knowledge to other young entrepreneurs. Finding the joy in helping other people fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams, has become a passion for him.
“I HAVE WORKED EXTREMELY HARD AND LET ME BE HONEST; NOTHING IN LIFE THAT IS WORTH IT COMES EASY. BELIEVE ME I HAVE HAD MY UPS AND DOWNS AS AN ENTREPRENEUR, BUT I HAVE USED ALL MY EXPERIENCES AS LEARNING TOOLS, AND LIFE LESSONS. MY MIND-SET IS TO NOW PASS THESE LESSONS ON TO OTHERS, AS I TRULY FIND JOY IN WATCHING YOUNG, AMBITIOUS ENTREPRENEURS FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS AND SUCCEED IN WHATEVER BUSINESS VENTURES THEY DECIDE TO PURSUE”.
In April 2020, Jeff wanted to find another platform to help entrepreneurs learn and grow. Which is where the creation of the Jeff Knows Inc Podcast an entrepreneur Hosted by Jeff Lopes began. When we asked Jeff, what has contributed to this rapid success with the podcast?
“IT HAS BEEN A TON OF FACTORS THAT HAS LED JEFF KNOWS INC. TO BECOME A GO TO LISTEN FOR ENTREPRENEURS. FIRST THERE HAS TO BE THE QUALITY OF GUESTS, I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE SOME OF THE TOP ENTREPRENEURS AROUND THE GLOBE TO TAKE TIME OUT OF THEIR BUSY SCHEDULE, STEP UP AND BE A GUEST ON OUR SHOW. SECOND WOULD BE PRODUCING A QUALITY PRODUCT. I STAY AWAY FROM THE NORMAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND FOCUS ON ALLOWING EACH GUEST TO FEEL COMFORTABLE. WE JUST SEEM TO ALWAYS HAVE A GOOD OPEN CONVERSATION ON LIFE, BUSINESS AND UPS AND DOWNS OF SUCCESS. I WANT MY LISTENERS TO FEEL THEY PERSONALLY KNOW THE GUEST AND OF COURSE ARE ABLE TO TAKE SOMETHING, EVEN SMALL TO INCORPORATE INTO THEIR OWN LIFE JOURNEY THROUGH FAMILY OR BUSINESS”.
Jeff’s work ethic is clear and his message to other entrepreneurs is even clearer.
“BE THE HARDEST WORKER IN THE ROOM AND SET YOUR GOALS. WHEN SETTING GOALS, SET LONG TERM GOALS FROM 6 MONTHS TO ONE YEAR, THEN AUTOMATICALLY SET A PATH FULL OF HUNDREDS OF SHORT-TERM GOALS THAT ALL LEAD UP TO THE FINAL LONG-TERM GOAL. THESE SHORT-TERM GOALS ARE EASY TO ACHIEVE AND HELP BUILD THE MOMENTUM NEEDED TO REACH THE LONG-TERM GOALS YOU HAVE SET. YOU MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER, NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOU ARE EVERYONE HAS UP AND DOWNS. UPS ARE CELEBRATIONS OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DOWNS ARE JUST LIFE LESSONS THAT MAKE EACH OF THOSE CELEBRATIONS SO MUCH SWEETER”.
As Jeff Always Finishes Jeff Knows Inc. Podcast with one of his favorite quotes:
“ALWAYS MOVE FORWARD”.
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