There are many struggles an individual has to face as they move ahead in life. Most individuals would give up but there are a few who stay motivated regardless of the circumstances. John Bonavia is one such individual who struggled with addiction and took his time surrounding himself with the right individuals. Bonavia is an Italian investor born in Washington DC who completed his studies at the University of Maryland College Park and Towson University. It becomes difficult to cope with hardships in life, but Bonovia has taken his time to get back up and remain strong. Bonavia wanted to incorporate a way for people to maintain a fun lifestyle while networking professionally by opening a lounge for entrepreneurs. The name of the startup lounge is The Gateway Advantage, located in Baltimore and Bonavia serves as President.
How The Gateway Advantage supports entrepreneurs
“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”
― Steve Jobs
People who have recently joined the market tend to face issues and problems that they experience for the first time. The Gateway Advantage is an outlet for like-minded individuals to discuss their ideologies and share all their apprehensions as first-timers. As there are moments when a person may feel they are stuck in a rut, The Gateway Advantage provides a safe space to enjoy as well as work. Managing a new business can be frustrating as a lack of funding and logistics can get complex. The goal of any entrepreneur is getting profits but also to have an impeccable brand image. As performance begins to improve, there is development of brand awareness and brand loyalty. There are times when people may not receive the returns they expect, and for that, The Gateway Advantage offers a comfortable environment to revisit business strategies.
Networking is key when it comes to increasing brand awareness. Word-of-mouth is an immaculate way to get attention to a business, and for that, networking is essential. As entrepreneurs talk to more people, they will start to learn how other entrepreneurs manage themselves. Helping and assisting others allows an individual to learn a lot, and Bonavia has exercised his power flawlessly to initiate a healthy debate. Bonavia’s father is a school principal who mentored him and from where he learned leadership and creativity. Bonavia’s mother is a Sunday school teacher who has instilled in him that it is important to respect others as well as rekindled his faith in God. Bonavia’s mother has been an inspiration for him as she continues to love and support him. Jesus Christ and Bonavia’s parents are the three most important people in his life as he keeps them close to his heart.
Believing and instilling faith in God
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett
Bonavia has always believed that God has been looking out for him. God has always inspired Bonavia whenever he has taken a bold step or risk on the quest to find himself. Individuals are shaped by their personal experiences and how they tackle them. All individual wants to be loved for who they are without judgment or restrictions. Bonavia has been doing soul-searching and devoting time to find joy, which he realizes is key to being truly comfortable. Bonavia has utilized meditation and cognitive therapy to truly understand happiness with the support and love from his family and friends. Bonavia has appeared in television shows such as The Bold and The Beautiful: The Beginning and The Young and The Restless as a guest star. Whenever Bonavia felt that he was struggling, he would help others not only financially but help people improve their relationships, health, and career.
Bonavia supports various charities and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, where he has remained involved for many years. He has worked diligently to support individuals in finding themselves and overlooking their weaknesses. Bonavia has put all of his efforts into creating a life where he is surrounded by the support of his family and friends. He has seen a lot of adversities, and each day was a challenge, but Bonavia instilled his faith in God. He put all his hopes in God and trusted Him to improve and progress Bonavia’s future life. Bonavia has worked hard to execute his dreams into a reality by being consistent and showcasing determination. As individuals peak, they tend to lose their consistency, but Bonavia has been phenomenal when it comes to sustaining his position. Bonavia is a true leader of the investment industry and has made his mark in the marketplace.