Hola. My name is Damianos Vavanos and my story begins somewhere in the early 1980s where I was born in Athens, Greece. Since childhood I realized that I was very different from all the other kids. School seemed very boring and I always tried to find ways to get out of doing my homework and skip class all together. After finishing high school, I contemplated of starting a round the world trip on my motorcycle, but decided to be a good son and go to university to study Computer Science instead.
There I met fellow class mates and I instantly realised that I didn’t want to become like them and that I will use my time in University to study other stuff. I grew to love philosophy, psychology, History of Arts and many other subjects. I was also very lucky to get acquainted with other people who had the same passion as me. The passion for knowledge.
After this brilliant university career, I went through many different professions and following my family’s work ethics I was working in two or three jobs simultaneously. The first day I became a manager in a company, I worked on and off since I was 17 years old, I told myself that one day I will become an entrepreneur. I had to stop working hard and start working smart.
Lately I’ve been following my two passions. Marketing and Travel. I started my own Internet Marketing Agency among other businesses and travel as much as I can. For me business it’s not about money but about the lifestyle. Being able to work through your laptop or be able to get off work to attend a special family lunch.
Becoming an entrepreneur, I have to admit is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. As the saying goes ‘if I knew how hard it would be I would have never started’ and that is true for me as well. I wouldn’t change my decision for nothing. My entrepreneurial journey has it’s ups and downs (as any profession) but I’ve loved every day of it. Also I get the chance to learn something new every day which makes me really happy. I’m a generalist at heart you know. I could never become a specialist, learn one profession, master it and do the same work every day for the rest of my life. To me this sounds like a slow death.
My mission is to make people rich of emotions, money and ultimately make their lives more fulfilling. Follow me and the rest of the Business Breakthrough team to help you achieve your wildest business and life dreams.
Ps: This is not a CV. It’s my personal recollection of my life. If you need my CV, you can find it in LinkedIn.