Hispanic PR Leader profile with Fabian Ramirez, youth motivational speaker and publisher of Debt Free Hispanic
This week’s Hispanic PR Leader Profile is with youth motivational speaker Fabian Ramirez based out of Dallas, TX. Fabian has worked with at-risk youth for over ten years and continues to be a driving force in motivating students to finish high school and continue on to college. Ramirez is also founder and publisher of the blog, Debt Free Hispanic.
HPRB: What was your childhood ambition?
I always wanted to own a business. Everyone in my immediate family has owned a business. Today, I own several businesses online which include online marketing, online advertising and an online membership site. Several years ago I had an eBay storefront which led me to become a powerseller, which is an award given to sellers who sell a minimum a $2,000 for two consecutive months. My offline efforts include a motivational speaking business.
HPRB: Tell us about three people you admire and why?
1. My Dad. My dad is a stable person who will do whatever it takes to provide for his family. My dad has owned a barbershop in Houston, TX for 25 years. He is one of those dads that can fix just about anything. My dad has a six grade education from Mexico but his unfailing determination to succeed cannot be taught even at the doctorate level.
2. Dr. Gus Reyes. Gus is my father-in-law and he holds a Phd, so I call him Dr. Fil. I admire Dr. Fil because he is my mentor and everytime we have a conversation I am left having to make decisions that impact my life. He showed me the importance of education and the steps I need to take to attain my degree(s).
3. My wife. Andrea Reyes Ramirez. My wife Andrea has a dream of one day being a part of Congress and one day she will. She also has a dream of attaining a Phd like her father. Andrea just finished her first year of doctoral work and has scored A’s on almost all her assignments. I admire Andrea because she saw potential in me when I was in junior college and through her motivation I earned a Masters degree with her by my side every step of the way.
HPRB: What is your favorite life or business quote?
This is a quote that I learned from my dad, it’s a spanish one, “se puede hacer” meaning that it can be done. I remember when I thought college was too hard and that I couldn’t do it, my dad would tell me, “se puede hacer”. I now use those words to land new clients who want to customize my services, those words are pleasing to hear. Everybody in business wants to hear that their idea/proposal can be done.