Berkeley College | Grovert Fuentes

Berkeley College | Grovert Fuentes

October 24, 2019 2 By Stanley Isaacs


I was 17 years old. I really didn’t know
what I wanted to do in life but I knew that I was not doing well in school in
high school, that’s when I decided to drop out. Shortly after its when I joined
the military I served the United States Air Force for six years as a combat
photographer I was given a camera they told me this is your career my
day-to-day job was to document missions and I’m thinking how lame is this. Instead of
shooting a gun I’m shooting pictures. Hated it. Until my first published photo hit news. The gratification was almost instant. That’s where my passion
really kicked in I had an amazing life in the military and thankfully they gave
me a camera. In 2014, I was released from the Air Force and medically retired due
to many missions doctors concluded that I have nerve damage going down my right
leg and bulging discs my back just never recovered the same way. I came back from
Afghanistan depressed I hated my injury it was just a bad time in my life you
can say. I went through those moments and it kind of all just hit me one day I’m
gonna try to figure out my way of living happy and the first thing I had to do to
do that was changed my mentality. Changed all my negative energy and make it into
positive energy. Continuing my education was extremely important to me and I made
it a priority because I knew that I wanted to make myself much more
marketable in the outside world I knew that my military experience alone wasn’t
going to be enough. Marketing was something I always wanted to do. Berkeley College was one of the best choices I had out there. I knew that I
wanted to do something in addition to school. That’s when I found out that
Berkeley does offer online classes. What I truly loved about online was the
flexibility. I worked very well when I have my own schedule. Especially as an
entrepreneur, I have to work the oddest hours that there can be.
I am the founder and CEO of fit lifestyle box. It’s a monthly
subscription box for men and women and we offer different goals we offer a get
lean, and get strong, and a stay fit so whatever your goal is in in fitness, we
have a box that’s tailored to you. Just a fun way for everyone to try the newest
products out to the market and kind of give yourself a gift every single month. The one thing I can recommend to anybody
is to find your purpose find your why in life. Why is it that you want to wake up
tomorrow? Who is it that you want to impact? I feel like my why is to help
others. I definitely feel more prepared now that
I attended Berkeley because it gave me a good foundation for me to start my
business and do what I do every day. They allowed me to create the life that I
really wanted to create.