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Dan ‘Tito’ Davis on the release of his new AudioBook GRINGO Exclusive Interview

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Dan “Tito” Davis comes from a town in South Dakota that’s so small everyone knows their neighbor’s cat’s name. But once he got out, he made some noise. While at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, he started manufacturing White Crosses, aka speed, and soon had the Banditos Motorcycle Club distributing ten million pills a week.  

Life on the run – After serving a nickel (5 years), he got into the weed game, but just when he got going, he was set up by a childhood friend. Facing 30 years, Davis slipped into Mexico, not knowing a word of Spanish, which began a 13-year odyssey that led him to an underground hideout for a Medellin cartel, through the jungles of the Darien Gap, the middle of Mumbai’s madness, and much more.  

The ultimate fugitive story – Tito didn’t have a mega-mansion filled with pretty girls and expensive cars. He survived in the Third World facing adversity at every turn. Millions of dollars came and went as Tito stayed one step ahead of the Feds and the Federales.

Exclusive Interview:

Did you write Gringo while in prison?  What was that like?

Yes, I did write Gringo while I was incarcerated.  It’s much more difficult to do anything in prison, than it is on the outside, including writing.  I was in federal prison, and there you have don’t have access to computers or word processors.   If you’ve ever wondered where all of the old typewriters went, you will find them in federal prisons.

About half of them don’t work, while the other half is missing ribbons. If you’re lucky enough to find one that has a ribbon in it, you’re probably going to have to take it out and rewind it.  Plus you have to try to get the maximum amount of ink out of it because the commissary does not have typewriter ribbons in stock.

Everything is a struggle to get done in prison, including getting pencils, getting paper, getting to use a typewriter, and getting copies made.  Writing every word and holding on to your completed pages is a challenge too.  Like with all obstacles in life you have to want it bad enough to achieve it!!

You weren’t on the run living in some jet-set life it was entirely different than that, can you tell my readers a bit about your life on the run?

You’ve got many strikes against you already when you are “wanted,” and you try to begin a new life. You don’t even have a name, you don’t know the language, and you don’t have any family to contact – you’re totally alone.

It’s not like a Latin arriving in the United States, and there are a lot of other illegal Latin workers to help them with getting a job, getting paperwork, and finding a place to live.  With me it was the exact opposite, I was doing reverse immigration while wanted by Interpol. I had to get an ID because without an ID you don’t exist. It’s the base from which you build everything else. I was a long way from even thinking about the Jet set!!!  That word isn’t in my vocabulary!! Every day, week, month, and year all I was thinking about was starting an entirely new legitimate life outside of the United States, somewhere I’d be safe from extradition.

My thoughts and actions were about starting over, about survival, and perseverance. It was very, very difficult and incredibly lonely.  The only people who helped me were members of the infamous Medellin drug cartel, who I had met in federal prison. I knew I had to associate with them to get an ID.  Who else was going to help me? An average person would run from me and then turn me in.

I knew that after I got my passport(s), I had to get away from my friends in the Medellin Cartel. I had to cut all ties to them because I didn’t want any of their problems following me.

You will love listening to my adventures in the new audiobook Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive.  Believe me, you won’t feel lonely.

Do you hope that reading or listening to your book changes people‘s lives?

To anyone reading about my life or listening to it on the audiobook, it is exciting! You’re glued to the speakers; you’re glued to the book – its unbelievable entertaining!!!   There were so many ups and downs, peaks, and valleys – you will be shocked.  Living it, that’s another thing!!  As one guy told me, the only problem with your book, Gringo, is that you had to live it to write it.  Believe me you don’t want to have lived the last 30 or so years of my life.  But you are going to want to listen to them.

What a ride!!

What kind of music do you listen to while you were on the run?

That is going in a different direction!!  LOL!!  When I was on the run, being an international fugitive, I never planned on returning to the United States unless I had pennies in my eyes or was in handcuffs; therefore I tried to submerge myself into the culture of the country I was living in.  I’ve spent most of my time in Latin America, so I listened to Latin music, and one of my favorites was Ricardo Arjona.  He is from Guatemala and is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time.

I had the pleasure of meeting him several times. In fact, he married one of my best kitesurfing buddies, Deisy Arvelo. She was also a very famous Venezuelan model and TV personality.

There is a chapter about this in my audiobook.

Now that that audiobook is live what is next for you?

Laughing out loud, I guess I need to promote the audiobook!!! I need to let everyone know what a great entertainment and listening experience my newly released audiobook is. Whether they’re driving as a professional truck driver, a soccer mom, or just hanging out, they are going to be entertained, when they’re listening to this audiobook!

After that, I’m going to concentrate on having Gringo become a miniseries or a major film.   That is where I want to put my energy and focus after promoting the audiobook. Many readers, reviewers, and interviewers have told us that my life is the material movies are made of.

Thanks so much for your time and for interviewing me, check me out on gringobook.com or Google Dan Tito Davis

Have a great day!!

 

Links

https://www.amazon.com/Gringo-Life-Edge-International-Fugitive/dp/B07KFRC28X/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1544485343&sr=8-8

https://gringobook.com/product/gringo-audio-book/

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Disrupt Magazine Tony Delgado, is a Puerto Rican American software developer, businessman, activist and philanthropist. Delgado is also the host of the Disrupt Podcast where he interviews the most disruptive business owners, leaders and change makers in the world. Tony Delgado is best known as the founder, and chief executive officer of The Disrupt Foundation, a social impact movement to grow Puerto Rico’s technology ecosystem and host of the semi-annual Disrupt Puerto Rico Conference. Tony Delgado has also helped mentor thousands of students, create financial freedom, all from the comfort of his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Ariella Lorio Widely Recognized As The Done For You Girl Helps Thousands Quit Their Job

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Giving up the traditional 9 to 5 job is difficult for anyone. Though this kind of day to day grind can be difficult to sustain, it is what tends to make ends meet. Making the decision to drop that in exchange for your dreams is something that many people do not dare to try. 

Ariella Iorio is a widely recognized and successful serial entrepreneur that helps people learn affiliate marketing. She is on a mission to teach people to work from home and fire their bosses instead of going to the office everyday. She abandoned the 9 to 5 in order to achieve happiness in her life. 

“I interned for  Wesley Virgin for two years for free, and he taught me everything I needed to know. He is the King of online marketers.” Ariella recounts.

For Ariella, there was a turning point that led her to change the way she thought about her day to day life. Early on in her college career, Ariella suffered serious injuries after being in a terrible car crash. Though she eventually recovered, the experience fundamentally changed her life. The trauma that she experienced from that period caused her to rethink what she was doing in her life as a college student and whether or not this kind of life was worth it in the end. 

“I was in a terrible car accident in which I broke my back, neck, and arm. It was a terrible experience.”

She moved on from this car accident, but couldn’t help but think there was more to this life. She didn’t want to struggle to make ends meet and worry about paying the rent each month

Back then, the work that she was putting in did not equal the output she was getting in terms of work-life balance and the money she was making. She knew she needed to change something to increase her happiness and believes she manifested her now mentor/business partner Wesley Virgin. Ariella always believed in meditation and visualization and attributes that much to her success.

“I now make 600,000 in four months with affiliate marketing. The company now nets 20k a day.” Ariella explains.

Though she has become incredibly successful now, Ariella had a rough start to her business journey. Her desire to follow her dreams drastically changed her lifestyle. She has experienced failure and difficulties with people supporting her in following her dreams. No one was convinced that she would succeed, not even some members of her own family.

“I was living in the basement for 2 years before becoming successful. I had one failed company with Wesley Virgin before the Done for You Services business that we run now. I also dropped out of college and was kicked out of my house for believing in my dreams and not going the ‘traditional route.’” Ariella states.

Now they both are dominating the industry, but most of all, changing lives. Ariella and Wesley pride themselves on finding the correct system for all of their users. They understand that finding the correct audience for your online business can be difficult, but they are there to help walk their clients through all the stages of the process to ensure success.

“We have a Done for You System that we basically do all the work for them such as give them the offer to promote, the videos, the Facebook target audience, have a coach call them to set up their Facebook campaign and stick with them to hold their hand throughout this process guaranteeing them their first sale online. We have three phases: mindset (our millionaire in training group), execution (the done for you services program), and the mastery program (Facebook and youtube ads).” Ariella says.

If you would like to learn more about Ariella Iorio, go here.

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Meet Sean Castrina, Serial Entrepreneur and Author

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Sean Castrina is a bestselling author of 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success andthe fictional tale The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World. His new release is World’s Greatest Business Plan, written for those who cannot afford to fail. Sean is an active entrepreneur and CEO, having started more than 20 companies in the last 25 years. He has guest lectured on entrepreneurship at some of America’s finest colleges. He hosts The Ten Minute Entrepreneur, a top 10 business podcast on iTunes.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a 7-figure entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and author. I’ve got three books out: 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success, The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World, and World’s Greatest Business Plan. I also host my own podcast.

What was a major challenge you had to overcome to get to where you are today?

I suffered a back injury. Doctors prescribed me a large amount of oxycodone and fentanyl to cope with the pain, which is incredibly easy to get addicted to. I was determined to not get caught in that trap, so I quit cold turkey. I truly believe that you can accomplish anything with the right mindset.

If you could start over, what would you do differently?

I wouldn’t wait until after college to start a business. I could’ve been where I am today a lot sooner had I gotten a jump start on my career.

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Alex Saenz Is A Millionaire At Age 23 Because, Despite His Hardships, He Always Tried To Work Harder And Do More

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Hardships during our childhood years often have a long and profound impact on our lives. Alex Saenz experienced a childhood full of difficulties and hardship that he was able to overcome and become the person he is today. Instead of letting it get him down, he used it as fuel to achieve his dreams.

“I grew up in west phoenix from very humble beginnings. I lived in a trailer park from the age of 13-18. During the ages of 13-18, my parents divorced and I dealt with a lot of emotional and mental issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness and abandonment. Having felt all this, I worked my butt off in highschool and graduated with a 4.2 GPA.” Recounts Alex.

With this kind of GPA, Alex had the opportunity to go to plenty of elite colleges. Instead, his interest was piqued by real estate investing. Though he had very little money in his bank account, Alex wanted to achieve his goal of making six or seven figures, so he began his venture into real estate.

“At the time of jumping into real estate, I had less than $500 in his bank account. This was Money I had saved up from working at a grocery store pushing carts where I only made $7.50 an hour from pushing carts. Having no emotional or financial support, I dove into real estate head first by door knocking and putting signs out on street corners. It took me nine months to get my first real estate wholesale deal. During this time, my mom moved to Nevada, which was 18 hours away. I then had to move into my friend’s house and work out of my friend’s little brother’s room, which was spiderman themed. I started to dig deeper and work harder by marketing for real estate deals.” States Alex.

Though these months were difficult for Alex, like before, he pushed through it and finally made his first closing. This first deal changed everything for Alex. He was only 19 and had already closed a sale and quickly began closing other sales. He began to expand his team and hire other agents to help build his business and close more sales.

“Having closed my first real estate deal by January 2016, I took off in real estate. I was 19 when I closed my first real estate deal! In 2016, still at the age of 19, I closed 12 real estate wholesale deals for $120,000 in revenue. Keeping living expenses low, I invested nearly everything back into business. I hired two sales guys to help hunt down more real estate deals, by 2017, the real estate company grew to five total team members!” Exclaims Alex.

Alex has never looked back since beginning his journey. His business took off and he was able to create his real estate business All in Entrepreneurs with his two partners: Carlos Reyes and Sal Shakir. He also has started creating youtube videos in which he shares his life story and ways to help others learn the tricks of the real estate trade.

“In 2017, my company closed 62 deals for $615,000 in revenue with more than 60% profit margins. This was all done at 20 years young. In 2018, being 21, I continued to grow my real estate company and Co-Founded ALL IN ENTREPRENEURS with his partners Carlos Reyes and Sal Shakir. In 2018, Over 100 deals were closed, and it was the first 7 figure year in business and I was only 21. Fast forward to 2020, I have closed over 300+ deals with my 7 figure real estate acquisition firm.” States Alex.

Though Alex has faced numerous challenges, he has worked hard to overcome them and achieve his goals. He has always had a good mindset, which has helped him come as far as he has at such a young age. In the future, Alex hopes to keep expanding his real estate business as well as continue pioneering his new solar power company.

“I am a millionaire now, currently 23 years old, building more companies, earning 6 figures monthly through real estate, and consulting solar and SAS (tech/software) companies. I am most excited to help others overcome poverty, bad programming and helping younger entrepreneurs achieve success at a young age!” Remarks Alex.

If you want to learn more about Alex’s amazing life story, you can check out his Youtube channel by subscribing to Alex Saenz on Youtube. In addition, you can follow him on Instagram @alexsaenz and check out his business at allinnation.com

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