As a remarkably accomplished expert and thought leader in the financial market for over a decade, Adam Garcia has been a crucial component in the growth and success of one of the leading stock market and investor education networks, The Stock Dork. His aptitude for making business decisions, educating others, and his keen eye for detail have been instrumental in providing him with a superior platform to teach and train investors.
From building his first company known as ALG Financial, an executive financial marketing firm, all the way to spearheading a company focused on providing investors with the tools and opportunity to build big-time wealth, Adam has never put the brakes on searching for innovative ways to expand the business and his robust set of skills. This is highlighted by the growth of The Stock Dork in recent years, as they have been riding a new wave of success and are on pace to continue to grow at a rapid rate with a steady stream of new visitors and financial enthusiasts. His great achievements come from his honest, trustworthy, and authentic approach when leading and developing others while at the same time, always staying true to his roots.
Adam is a born and bred entrepreneur who thrives on developing the successes of others while equipping them with the knowledge and resources to create real opportunities for themselves. Throughout the years, he has transformed into a leader who has blazed the trail for many new investors and traders by showing them the ins and outs of obtaining financial freedom. Adam has always viewed partnerships as an opportunity to earnestly learn and grow together, and he credits a lot of his success to that philosophy. His collaborative experiences with publicly traded companies and fellow executives have taught him to be thick-skinned with a sharp mind, which has helped him reach all-time highs in his career.
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Let’s learn a little about you and really get to experience what makes us tick – starting at our beginnings. Where did your story begin?
Adam Garcia: Since I was in college, I have always had that gift and passion of teaching others in finance and investment. I believe inside my heart and brain that all young people should know how to invest and how to build wealth for themselves.
Years ago, I was the CEO at an executive financial marketing ALG financial, I detected the great desire of entrepreneurs and new investors especially the youth to understand the investment field and the tools needed so they can get the best outcomes.
Then I took my life-changing decision and I started my own company the stock dork.
Was there somebody in your life that inspired you to take that specific journey with your business?
Adam Garcia: This is not an easy question, I can’t specify just one person in my family or friends. For sure, there are many of them who encouraged me to continue when I faced dilemmas through my path. I can tell here a few sayings from some of the family members, the nice thing is that such words have a strong positive echo on my psychology, and it resonates in my brain whenever I face struggles.
I remembered at my beginnings I had a very bad week full of bad fortunes, literally I got bad news every two hours in that week! I was exhausted and disappointed and telling myself why all this? why am I doing this!!. One of my parents had told me at that time:
“I don’t know why you’re that depressed!! those are ordinary things that happen in life and business for all the seven billion persons on the globe but the success is just for people who learn and never stops, so it’s up to you!”
Often leaders are asked to share the best advice they received. But let’s reverse the question. What’s the worst advice you received?
Adam Garcia: Fear Nothing!
This is the worst piece of advice I’ve ever heard! And all the related to just do it, don’t let your fear stops you. All such sentences are irrational in the business world.
The right thing to do is to be reasonable, plan very well, if you have any doubts or fear understand why? when there is no real reason for the fear you can ignore it. Otherwise, you need to pay good attention especially during the beginning of the business journey.
Is there a particular podcast you listened to, or business thought leader that you find helpful while maneuvering this pandemic?
Adam Garcia: Yes, recently I listened to many episodes from a podcast on this website http://www.futureproofshow.com/page/4/ about the future of remote working and a different one about the future of scheduling and productivity.
This kind of podcast widens the mentality in the business world about the predicted future in the business world. Also, it helps in understanding more about how far the impact of using high tech will affect the business world and what to expect, and how to prepare.
What is most important to your organization—mission, vision or values?
Adam Garcia: Honestly with clients is the first and foremost for us!
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You are a successful business leader. Which three character traits do you think were most instrumental to your success?
Adam Garcia: Taking decisions earlier and always prepared for the circumstances; good and bad. Under unclear circumstances able to estimate the situations and make the best decision.
- Adaptability: Adapt to different and unexpected situations. Also, adapting the new and latest updates in technology that would enhance the work environment outcomes.
- Learnability: Reading and learning in the industry and economy are the main factors in our business success; books, courses, discussions, and conferences.
How important do you think it is for a leader to be mindful of his own brand?
Adam Garcia: Very important. It’s a great part of the goals achieving process and it means that appreciation and respect to the business principles and authentics. This also reflects the effectiveness of the work and the characteristics that make your business stand out in the market.
How do you monitor if the people in your department are performing at their best?
Adam Garcia: Monitoring is an important step to do for every team and department. High performance usually is a result of collective reasons. One of them is proper monitoring, and yes the process itself differs according to many factors, one of them is the team and performance. But it has to exist all the time.
Do you think entrepreneurship is something that you’re born with or something that you can learn along the way?
Adam Garcia: Both of them. Some traits should be part of the personality and are somehow difficult to learn. However, upskilling and skills enhancement is a must in order to implement those traits on the ground to start a successful entrepreneurial journey.
What’s your favorite “business” quote and how has it affected your business decisions?
Adam Garcia: Frank Perdue said once:
“If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself.”
I truly believe that integrity and honesty are pillars in our business and an important key to our success that separates us in industry and market.
Mike Weiss, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Adam Garcia for taking the time to do this interview and share his knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Adam Garcia or his company, you can do it through his – Linkedin Page
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