How Richard Buettner is paving the way for the next generation of entrepreneurs
“Most every successful story starts with a dream, a desire,” Richard Buettner claims. “Ever since I was a teenager, I knew having a job that I didn’t like to make money to barely get by was not how I wanted to spend the rest of my life.” Growing up in Egeln, Germany, Richard wondered if he would ever be able to break the small-town mold and achieve success. Now, as a 26 year old entrepreneur, best-selling author, and visionary, Richard is passionate about inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps and manifest their dreams into reality.
On the topic of successful entrepreneurship, Richard explains, “Everyone has their own understanding and perspective based on their experience. Having something to drive towards that’s worth the pain is key to creating a path to success. Working late nights and early mornings, sacrificing your time with friends, family, and hobbies are all things that I’ve seen in successful entrepreneurs; they sacrifice instant gratification for long-term satisfaction.”
For his part, Richard has had to overcome his own limiting beliefs by imagining that he would become successful and planning accordingly. He dropped out of school in 11th grade and began working a sales job in pursuit of financial independence. By 2014, he had successfully leveraged social media to become the top leader in all of East Germany for a high-end nutrition company. He says, “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. When you learn how to turn your thoughts into reality, that is when you will reap the fruits of your hard work.”
Moreover, Richard has learned to place emphasis on serving those around him and paving the way for future entrepreneurs. In 2016, Richard partnered with a financial education company based in the U.S., and served as the President of the organization in Europe, recruiting a team of over 2,000 active distributors and generating millions of dollars in sales. He quotes an old Greek proverb: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” This mindset has helped Richard map out the future of his career. “Helping other people do the same and being part of the change in this world is really beautiful,” he explains. “Also understanding the impact this will have on our entire generation to focus more on creating what you want instead of judging what somebody else created.”
Richard became a self-made millionaire in 2018 by helping the biggest Forex and crypto-trading education platform to expand in Europe and all over the world. Nonetheless, he does not define the future of his success monetarily, but rather by the influence he continues to have on those around him. Through his best-selling book, The Success Formula, public speaking events, and a social media fan base reaching millions of people, Richard plans to continue sharing his heart with people, listening to their problems, and helping them reach the next level of success. He explains, “The mission is to create a better world around us starting with ourselves, giving an opportunity to those who deserve it by helping millions around the globe with their health, wealth, love, and happiness.”