THINK IT, DREAM IT, DO IT
If you live your life thinking every day that you were born for something more, know that you’re not alone. It is not surprising that you want a better life for yourself and your loved ones. The question is how do you get there?
I am Alexandru Ilie, the co-founder and COO of rEVOLUTION MEDIA, a unique project that does what it says – it takes marketing, branding and social media management to a revolutionary level.
Whether you are a business owner and want to scale up your business, or you are a young professional who wants a job in digital marketing, you just might be in the right place at the right time.
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The reason why you keep reading this is because we have something in common: you know you desire more from life than what you have now.
Born and raised in a small city in Romania, I never had the opportunity to dream big. It took me over 24 years to understand who I am, what I can do and what my skills are. The one thing that everybody told me I should stop doing is the thing that drives me and gives me the edge in life’s key moments.
The desire to discover new horizons has helped me co-found, together with my brother Gabriel, successful businesses in various areas:
- rEVOLUTION Media, a revolutionary digital marketing and branding company we built from scratch
- The Circle Global, a revolutionary approach in the crypto world
- Agende Altfel, a brand designed to reinvent the way we organize the content creation process
- Rich Mindset, a networking hub for young and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as for experienced business owners, where they can all learn from each other and evolve
All these years of business experience and the success these companies have achieved have taught me a lot of things. And one of the most important of them is this: if you stay committed to your dream, you simply cannot fail.
My Journey So Far
The First Steps Towards Entrepreneurship
As a child, I didn’t have many financial possibilities. By making small trades or reselling clothes for small profits, I got the taste of having more than the average kid on the block, and this was the first step in making me question the system I was taught about at school or at home. As time went by, the impulse to evolve kept growing and I felt that I never shared the small-town mentality of the place I grew up in.
A Small Pastry Shop, The First Business Opportunity
An Italian business was on the verge of bankruptcy, but using Facebook and Hi5, along with Gabriel, my brother, we managed to bring customers from over 400 km away, making this strategy the first successful combination of emotional marketing and added value in the lives of their customers.
First Step To Self-Confidence
I truly believe there is no such thing as a failure. Every opportunity you get in life can be either a successful story or a learning point in your life. Worldventures was for me the biggest opportunity I got in order to open new horizons that I never thought were possible. In those 4 years I’ve spent in this business, I learned how to talk to people, how to build connections, how to listen, and how to sell.
The Beginning Of A Social Media rEVOLUTION
Life in Germany didn’t quite start with an entrepreneurial lifestyle for me and my brother Gabriel. However, slowly but surely, we worked in pursuit of becoming our own bosses. We had a vision, a dream so powerful that we knew we had to make it work. This was the beginning of rEVOLUTION Media, an innovative project, through which we set out to change and improve the way online marketing is done by adding emotion to the content created.
From An Idea To An International Business
Where there is passion, there is also rEVOLUTION! Gabriel and I returned to Romania, where we continued to develop this wonderful project together. Soon, the company began to grow so fast, that we had to start hiring people and further develop a team that now has more than 20 members.
The Online World Has No Limits
Once we entered the Romanian market, things started to get better and better. At the moment, we are planning to extend the company outside the Romanian borders, as we currently have in our portfolio notorious brands from all over the world.
If there is something I do know after all these years is that your mindset determines your success.
Success comes to those who work for it
Social Media Expert
Is it possible to hustle too much for your dream? If there is something I value most from what I’ve learned working with Alex, is that the right answer is NO. If you are truly, really passionate you must give your best at any time – and this is something nobody ever teaches you.
The cherry on top? You can have fun while you do it and therefore you will enjoy twice as much the process. All these come naturally when you have such people by your side, and I cannot stress enough how lucky I am to have become part of this family, the big rEVO family where he warmly welcomed me. Because after all these years, I feel like I’ve been the little sister – the one that learns from the experience of the older ones, and the one who got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to break my own limits and become the best version of myself. All this time, Alex was there as a mentor, a great leader, a source of inspiration, and when needed, as a friend – something that no one can understand if they don’t live it for themselves.
Alex is one of those very "real" people, I could even say more than valuable, with a vision of life that works on the principle: "I only have one life, f*ck what others will say, I’m the creator of my success path”. He is one of the few people who have no limits when it comes to achieving their dream, a person who has inspired me since I met him and from whom I still have a lot to learn when it comes to life in the deepest sense of it. Alex is that man in whom you can fully trust, a man with a good head on his shoulders and always with a smile on his face. You meet such people once in a million. Alex is at the same time one of the craziest and most confident, if not the most confident person I have ever met, when it comes to his skills and knowledge. He is a „real pillar” for me, both professionally and personally.
Alex is a true leader. I’ve learned from him that self-trust is a must when it comes to whatever you’re doing. Every time you think that you can’t handle things anymore, he’s right there to help you push your limits to the maximum, making sure that no one remains behind. Among jokes and good vibes, Alex is a very good mentor and a mastermind that inspires us all.