Recently we interviewed Chris Graffagnino who is a Security Expert and an Entrepreneur. He founded Settle4Success to share his expertise with others. Interestingly Settle4Success is a nonprofit for starters.
Below is our interview with Chris Graffagnino, Hope you will find it as inspiring.
1.Hello Chris! Can you please tell us about yourself?
Hi, I’m Chris Graffagnino. My background is in international risk management solutions. I’ve spent the greater part of 15 years developing global risk management programs on and off Wall Street, until I finally ventured out and co-founded a company.
2. Do you like to share about your life as an entrepreneur with us? What are the challenging moments?
The time and effort invested took a while and was not without great sacrifice. However, the lifestyle change came very quick. I jokingly say it took me a decade to become an overnight success lol. That’s something you don’t really get used to, but you adapt. To some I may be the guy from Staten Island that ‘made it’, but at my level it’s easy to be a little fish in a very big pond. I actually prefer it that way. I like surrounding myself with mentors I can look up to and learn from. It’s very humbling and keeps me constantly reaching upward.
3. As a business mentor how do you think you can help others?
Everybody has ideas and dreams. I’d like to cultivate them and develop into something tangible. Being an expert in risk management, I’ve developed innovative products and services on a global scale and know firsthand what it’s like to hit dead ends over and over. I also know what it’s like to build businesses from the ground up. It’s easy to give up. My mentorship program provides a platform for visionaries looking for inspiration, collaboration, and knowledge on how to turn their ideas into their new reality.
4. With other services available in the market, what makes yours unique? How are your services different from the competitors?
My Settle4Success brand is a nonprofit for starters. My hope is to share my business acumen with anyone in need of ideas, guidance, or inspiration where they otherwise do not have access to. I wouldn’t necessarily say my services are unique, but my experiences certainly are. That is where I believe connections with others happen; through experiences.
5. As an entrepreneur, would you like to share some advice for others who want to become entrepreneurs?
I don’t think one just becomes an entrepreneur. You either have it inside you or you don’t. If it’s in there don’t be afraid to let it out. Take risks, leave your comfort zone, and get yourself a mentor you can learn from.
You can read more about Chris Graff by visiting his website: www.iamchrisgraff.com