Some believe that when a person drops out of school, one’s future is tarnished with a life filled with debts, doubts, failures, and uncertainties. However, some college dropouts have continuously proven that success is not only defined by the number of diplomas received, but also on the strength of a person’s persevering and resilient spirit. And being one of those individuals whose heart has not been dampened by naysayers, Fernando Bernardino shows how his unparalleled tenacity bolstered him towards the summits of success.
More often than not, people perceive college dropouts as individuals who are destined to live a mediocre life. Although some manage to climb the pinnacles of victory despite their lack of further education, people would often attribute their success due to luck or birthright. But despite these misperceptions, Fernando Bernardino rose above and became one of the most sought-after entrepreneurs in the marketing industry. And as he continues to climb the summits of success, he reminds everyone never to allow discouragements and misjudgments to overpower them. Instead, Fernando encourages individuals to allow these negativities to fuel them and become determined to achieve their goals.
Hailing from the colorful and majestic landscape of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fernando Bernardino has had his fair share of doubts and fears. While others would have allowed these to control their future, Fernando kept his engine running.
However, things did not go according to his plans. When Fernando Bernardino was in his senior year in college at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he took up Political Science, he dropped out to pursue a career in online poker. Fernando admitted that it was not easy and faced doubt and criticism from his loved ones. And with erratic hours of play, sometimes having to wake up in the middle of the night to play against soft opponents, he persevered and reached an income that rivaled those of lawyers fresh out of school… ironically, the career he was studying towards.
Life always tends to throw us plot twists and in the case of a burgeoning poker career, Congress passed laws that basically grinded the online poker community as it was in those days to a halt.
Clothed with a zeal for achieving his goals, he started his first company, Stellar Media Group, in 2010 with his winnings from poker and has never looked back.
Fernando learned from the mistakes he made along the way and improved himself to become better. When Fernando finally figured it out, he earned his first million dollars at the age of 23 and has owned and driven some of the world’s most sought-after cars, including a GTR, Bentley Continentals, Lamborghinis, and Rolls-Royce. But the most significant achievement he has other than his wealth is gaining the ability to help others through his companies — Stellar Media Group and Meraki Events.
Stellar Media Group is a company designed to operate and handle digital marketing efforts for publicly traded businesses. It uses unconventional strategies that ensure clients staggering results. With Fernando Bernardino at the helm of the company, packed with his natural marketing ability, he has helped several budding entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals gain traction all over digital media.
But aside from Stellar Media, Fernando Bernardino also founded and operates a company designed to build and celebrate lasting relationships, Meraki Events. It is an venture where people can establish networks and a platform dedicated to showcasing the beauty of Orlando, Florida, by throwing concerts and techno events. And because the company is rooted in a mission beyond money-making pursuits, Meraki Events has become a force to be reckoned in the events organizing space.
Looking back, Fernando Bernardino never imagined how a college dropout like him could reach what he has achieved. He only remembers how hard he fought to get to the top. And as he continues to climb the summits of success, Fernando wishes to remind everyone that once a person puts an effort in everything one does, victory is within reach.
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