As long as you have a dream, it does not matter what your age is, with a dream that you are ready to go above and beyond to accomplish, you could achieve anything you want. Guilherme Paulus is an excellent example of an individual who never let age come between him and his dream.
Paulus is the owner and founder of GJP Hotels, and a co-founder and owner of CVC. The latter was his first investment. Guilherme Paulus founded the tourism company together with a Brazilian politician. Paulus was 24 years by then. Four years later, the politician dropped out, but Paulus kept going.
Guilherme Paulus has made a big difference in Brazil through his company. The contribution of his company to the GDP of the nation led to him being listed in the Forbes magazine. He has improved the living standards of the citizens through his investments and most importantly posed as a role model of many upcoming business people. GJP which is his current investment, employees over 5000 people.
Some character traits of Guilherme Paulus have contributed to his success in the business world and helped him overcome the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur. Guilherme Paulus says that the first thing that he does is practice gratitude. He explains that gratitude is something you have to be conscious about to happen. Showing gratitude helps him appreciate what he has and what is coming his way. Another thing he does is schedule for his week to see that he has it under control.
One of the hardest parts of a business is bringing the magnificent ideas we have to reality. Many people have many great ideas that have not come to fruition because they do not have any ways on how to make them a reality. For Guilherme, it is as simple as making that first step to the world of the unknown. It is letting all the fear go and taking the risk.
Guilherme Paulus is the founder of the CVC Viagens SA and the GJP Hotels and Resorts, which he established in 1972 and 2005, respectively. His net worth recently breached the $1 billion mark, and Forbes magazine recognized him as one of the newest billionaires on the planet.
His career in the tourism industry began when he was only a teenager. He wanted to become an entrepreneur, and because he is clueless about the things that an entrepreneur does, he decided to join the IBM family to become an intern. He learned a lot about the business, and four years later, he decided to establish his own company and applied what he learned at IBM. He lacked the funding to develop his company, so he looked out for help. A Brazilian politician expressed his will to become a business partner, and when all of the required documents have been completed, the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. commenced its operations.
The company specializes in tour operator services, and the business had a great start. However, four years later, Guilherme Paulus was left to manage the company alone, as his business partner decided to leave the partnership. Guilherme Paulus exerted efforts to transform the company into one of the leading tour operator services in the Latin American region. To complement his tour operator services firm, he decided to establish a chain of hotels and resorts in 2005. He thought about building them near the airport so that the tourists coming from their flights could breeze into the hotel without the need to travel to the downtown area to look for a place to stay.
Guilherme Paulus also benefited from the recent international sporting events that were hosted by Brazil. The 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics resulted to a vast number of tourist influx, and it benefited the country’s tourism industry. In 2017, six million tourists visited the country, and it is expected to increase in the years to come because of the government’s efforts in promoting the Brazilian tourism industry.