Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance

Raised in Springfield, Missouri, Alex was taught the value of hard work since childhood. When things needed to be done around the house, his father preferred to do it himself – and Alex got to learn alongside him.

While the importance of physical labor was instilled at a young age, it wasn’t until middle school when Alex learned the true meaning of entrepreneurship. His new neighbor owned a property management company, and he taught Alex the benefits of being your own boss along with three vital pieces of advice: Always have the mindset of the boss, treat any company you work for as your own, and creating value will bring monetary wealth.

With an eager mind, Alex started looking into how he could make money while being his own boss. Through numerous research encounters and tryouts, he learned the real estate business – which is how he flipped two homes within six months, all before the age of 21.

Alex eventually found his passion for economics while studying at the University of Missouri. Searching for extra income while an undergraduate was what led him to become a member of’s social media team, where he is currently learning the ins and outs of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as well as how to properly scale a website (thanks to an amazing mentor).

As Alex’s appreciation for social marketing and his knowledge of economics grows, his many lessons from the mentors in his life will undoubtedly inspire an entrepreneurial future. He hopes of becoming a digital nomad, combining his range of expertise to create new ventures across the globe.