Tue, March 01 – 2016
Startup Grind New York City Hosts Gerard Adams
Hey! I’m Gerard. I’m a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. My purpose is simple: to inspire other Millennials to leverage their passions for success and create the lifestyle they dream of. I know the desire of many other Millennials to break out of what they’ve been told they should do in favor of boldly choosing what they know they’re meant to do. I know this story well, because I’ve lived it.
I became a self-made multi-millionaire at 24, but not without overcoming obstacles, fear, and self-doubt. I left college early, after a semester to be exact, and decided to pave my own path. I was told I might not make it, and that I was on my own. Still, I had this drive to keep learning and keep pushing forward no matter the odds. I knew I was choosing an untraditional path, but I’ve always been one to aim for living a life outside of the ordinary.
My background wasn’t one that would seem slated for outrageous success. I started from the bottom, and made it my mission to take myself to the top, doing what I was passionate about, and giving a voice to our generation. At first, I failed! Big time. But I kept going. I co-founded a well-loved news platform called EliteDaily.com, hustled, kept my mind focused, and recently sold it for $50,000,000. We had reached over 80M millennial readers per month, and my hard work had paid off.
I’m 30 now, and I’ve invested in, built, and backed 9 companies and trades that have all made 7 figures. It is the dream, and I’ve been fortunate to reap the material rewards of that. I’ve lived bi-coastally, owned multiple exotic cars, traveled the world first class, and made friends with countless celebrities and top athletes. The material rewards are great, but my drive and vision to take what I’ve learned and offer it to others is greater.
That’s what GerardAdams.com and my mission is about. The thing I enjoy the most about the life I’ve created is being able to share how I did it, mentor others, and encourage aspiring Millennial Entrepreneurs to go after it. When I founded Elite Daily, I did it with my intern. Your background doesn’t matter as much as your desire. I believe wholeheartedly that with the right focus and consistency, anyone can live this life.
A defining moment for me was spending time with Tony Robbins, a renown entrepreneur and mentor who has impacted thousands of people. He says that “success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.” This statement is a driving force for me, you can’t live an empty dream. I knew my work wasn’t done.
So, this movement is about you. It’s to show a generation of driven creators how to do what I did, and do it with the right mindset. Taking the road less traveled might not be easy, and there are difficulties along the way, but it is my mission and calling in life to support you on that journey. Through personalized mentorship, networking events, and my Leaders Create Leaders podcast, I hope to offer you tons of valuable content and experiences that will support your adventure into entrepreneurship.
I believe in collaboration, community, networking, and choosing to overcome fear and negative thinking. If you feed your focus, anything is possible, and my story is a testament to that. The offerings and content here are designed with you in mind, creating a platform for your inevitable success, and keeping it relatable and honest in the process.
If you’re hungry, determined, and driven to be a game-changer, you’re in the right place. The path is yours to define. Your passion is unique to you. Only you can create what you’re dreaming of. I’m here to make sure you get to where you’re going with tools and opportunities to conceptualize, launch, and grow it in a way that fulfills you.
Thanks for being here with me. I can’t wait to connect with you!
Cheers to your future empire,
Tue March 01, 2016 - 6:30PM