Alfonso Cuadra

November 13, 2012 13:26 ET

Young Businessman Pens Inspirational Book

Book Launching and Signing Event: Wed. Nov. 14th @8pm inside Mezzanotte Bistro, 50 Murray st., Ottawa Ontario

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2012) - Local young entrepreneur Alfonso Cuadra has authored the first book in his Success by Design series called From the Ground Up. The book is part autobiography, part success guide, and completely inspirational. No matter where you start, how you can build your life From the Ground Up is explored through three easy steps in the book.

As a poor immigrant to Canada from El Salvador, Alfonso grew up facing hardship. He lived on the streets, faced discrimination in the education system, become a teenage parent and ultimately dropped out of school. Alfonso had hit rock bottom. However, adversity gave Alfonso the clarity to examine his life and make new choices. Rebounding and rebuilding his life, Alfonso is now the owner of six successful businesses, a proud family man and has redefined what success means to him.

"My goal is not to boast about where I am today," Alfonso comments. "I want to inspire my readers to become the people they dream of being - to conquer their fears."

After having been featured in Reader's Digest in 2009 and realizing how his story inspired readers globally, Alfonso decided to write a book exploring his life and offering is own brand of advice designing success. His book serves as a comprehensive guide that he hopes will inspire others to take control of their lives and build the life that they truly want to live.

"My success is not going to be the same as someone else's success, but I want to show how far anyone can come no matter where they are from," explains Alfonso.

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