Stand for what you believe in and go after what you want and not what others want for you.
John Angelicchi is an Orlando-based real estate agent who provides his clients with award-winning results. In an industry fueled by bottom-lines, John is a breath of fresh air at LoKation Real Estate. His motivation in business is to help his clientele make the most fiscally wise decisions possible.
Demonstrating his mission to provide customers with unwavering dedication, John strategizes in creating efficiencies, budget reductions, and game-changing real estate investment deals. In addition to being highly knowledgeable about property listings and management, John Angelicchi also has training and expertise in the foreign exchange market and brand marketing. He utilizes all these skills together to produce the best results for his clients.
A graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelors in Sports Management, John is a firm believer in the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. After a life-threatening car accident, he witnessed first-hand how temporary life can be, and has turned a near catastrophe into a blessing, both for himself as well as those around him. John Angelicchi now spends his time outside of work giving back to the community.
Where did the idea for your company or organization come from?
A severe car accident left me to analyze whether the life I was living is the one I wanted to continue living. The answer was no. I had to make a change for the better and, to be honest, it is the reason why I feel so strongly about serving my community. As humans, we can be very selfish and that tragic experience humbled me to realize that anything can change in a split second, so I want to make sure that I live a life of joy, not misery.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Writing has helped me in things I want to accomplish. I write everything from tasks that I need to complete, tasks I did not complete the day before, and pretty much anything on my mind. After I complete my daily writing, I analyze the top three that I need to focus on for that day. If my idea does not align with my big picture goal, it stays on the list until those are complete.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Technology. Time and Money are the two major triggers for entrepreneurs. How much time am I spending on tasks and how much money is that equivalent to. Technology is only going to keep evolving and I am always looking for people who are looking at current problems in today’s world and looking for solutions. It opens up possibilities to allow me to focus on what I do best. Real Estate.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Reading. For me, it has helped me channel the creativity that I feel to help me redefine the real estate experience. I believe that any path you want to go on in life, someone has already documented that journey, so my opinion is to learn from others’ experiences instead of just trying to wing it. Enjoy the process of success. Everyone has a different definition of that word.
What advice would you give your younger self?
“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” Stand for what you believe in and go after what you want and not what others want for you. Everyone has a unique voice, story, message, and if you don’t act on it, then you will fall into darkness. Don’t be afraid to feel like you deserve good things in life.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
The Cleveland Browns are America’s team, not the Dallas Cowboys.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Take care of your health. What you eat and how active you are have a direct correlation on how your brain functions and the thoughts you create. If you can’t take care of yourself, who else will?
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I don’t look at situations as failures, I believe failures only happen when someone gives up or quits. Instead, every time I get knocked down I look at it as a lesson and take away things that I can improve on for the next time I encounter it.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Learn to invest in yourself (reading, working out, detach from devices). I think we as humans have so much responsibility that we forget what it’s like to care for ourselves. We forget that as entrepreneurs that our bodies are our business. If we’re not able to work because of health reasons, then we’re not able to fulfill our promise to our community, family, and ourselves.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
If you have any interest in real estate, I recommend starting with the book The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller.
Why? Because it helps you form a plan to execute. It gave me the cornerstones that you need in order to understand real estate as a whole. If you don’t like reading, then look into audible and listen to the audio version.
What is your favorite quote?
“Success is not a fantasy; it’s a formula.”
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.