Angel Ribo's success extends far beyond the corporate world and into the non-profit world, where he has built a thriving organisation that is inspiring kids in need in Latin America to build their dreams as entrepreneurs.
I am originally from Spain. At 18-years-old I moved to Barcelona from my hometown.
In 1996 I got married with my college sweetheart but 6 months later I got divorced. That crushed me emotionally.
I had to start my life all over as a single guy...
In 1999, after working a couple of years in Spain, I was looking for a position that would allow me to go overseas and I found one in London.
I got the job and I moved to London.
The First Defining Moment Of My Life
In London I was working for an American company and they invited me to a Sales Training Bootcamp in United States, Massachusetts. After that bootcamp I decided to take a couple of weeks off from my job to visit Mexico and then go to Cuba.
At the time I was reading a novel called “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality.
When I finished the book I was in the second floor of my Villa, overlooking the ocean, the sun was setting and it was an amazing sunset.
For the first time ever in my life I felt this intense energy telling me that I had to go and work in Latin America.
After my vacation and after experiencing this powerful spiritual moment I went back to London where I told my managers that I wanted to leave to Latin America and I asked if they could offer me a position there.
They said yes and after 3 months I was already in Mexico.
I started working there and I was very successful at the beginning but then my boss started asking me to get involved with the weird illegal things that they were doing and of course I didn’t want to do that which led me to leaving the company in 2003.
2003 was a good year however, because I met my wife :)
As you can see from the picture I used to be overweight...
Things Weren’t Always Easy
In 2005 I started working for a new software company after seeing an ad for a chance to open an office in Mexico city.
I applied for the job and got the job.
I was the the number one person of the company in Mexico.
Out of intuition I had to build distribution channels and personal relationships with different people.
Through hard work, by being a very good human being and by spending a lot of time with the people there, I was able to get some great results and I ended up helping them triple their revenue in 1 year.
Because I got no directions I pretty much had to jump of a cliff and build an airplane while I was falling.
At the time my mantra was, “I have to help these guys. I have to be with them.”
And I just knew I would get results
As I was so focused in my work I started to leave the family alone. I started to spend weekends away from home and my wife was thinking at the time that we were going to get a divorce.
Mexico City where we were living was also a very difficult city to live in.
As one of the candidates to the Presidential election in 2006 said that there had been fraud, living in Mexico City became impossible, so we moved to Puerto Vallarte.
I worked from Puerto Vallarta for a while and I got some really good momentum. All the people in the company knew, liked and trusted me.
Then one day the Vice President for Sales came to Mexico and he said to me that if I want a better job I should move to the United States.
Fast forward a few months and my family and I decided to move to US where I had the same responsibility as in Mexico.
The Day I Discovered My Life’s Purpose
In the United States I continued travelling for work and for pleasure through Latin America until one day, again in February, this time in Mexico City, something extraordinary happened again.
I was there in an event that was meant for people from all walks of life and of social origin. In that event those people were taught how to become entrepreneurs.
You could see all kinds of people but, among all, you could see the high energy level that everyone had there.
The following day, as I was having a shower in the morning, before going back home a strong flash came to my mind.
I felt this intense flow of energy, complete state of bliss like never before in my life... I started crying like a baby, literally.
I suddenly understood why I had been called to live in Latin America instead of in Europe, and why I had travelled so much with that due to my work.
The flash that came into my mind was that I had to take all the kids in need in Latin America out of poverty, through inspiration.
Through the inspiration that everyone has an immense power to create their own reality.
My mission would be to reach out to all the kids in need in Latin America and teach them how to become Entrepreneurs with their local resources.
And the way that I would use to create reach out to so many people would be a network of Angels, angels that would deliver those inspirations lectures over and over again. The Angels would inspire those kids to realize that they could start setting up their own ventures to help themselves and their families.
This was the day when I discovered my life's purpose.
My Mission Today
And that's why now I have 2 missions in life.
My number one mission and my life’s purpose is to help kids in need in Latin America with my non-profit, Wisdom for Kids.
There are 81 Million kids living in poverty in Latin America right now and my goal is to help 810,000 kids in need in Latin America within the next 3 years.
In fact half of my coaching fee goes straight to the non-profit and it’s tax deductible...
My second mission in life and really something that's connected to the first mission is to help 7,390 CEO’s within the next 10 years..
Why that number?
That number represents 0,00001% of the world population and I feel that when I achieve that I’ve made a real difference in the world...
I also believe CEO’s run the world so that’s why I want to inspire CEO’s to give back.
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