Hi, I'm Ruben!
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by success stories—people who turned their dreams into reality. Starting from my teens, I immersed myself in self-development information across a wide variety of subjects, including relationships, business, health, fitness and spirituality. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been exposed to (and been open to receiving) a great deal of information from a diverse array of sources throughout my life.
I founded ThinkGrowProsper as a community for people looking for daily inspiration, entrepreneurship insights, and resources for designing a life they love.
I always knew I wanted to do something that made a positive impact on many people's lives, but it took me a while to figure out what that "something" was. During that time, I ran an online drop shipping business, sold cars, created herbal supplements, and had a handful of corporate jobs.
In 2012, I quit my day job and struck out on my own full-time. This was a life-altering decision for me and one that came with its share of hardships and challenges.
In 2014, as a way to keep me inspired during this difficult time, I started an Instagram page called ThinkGrowProsper. A year later, that account had amassed an audience of about 100,000 followers and was gaining solid traction in the personal development community.
I soon found myself working with brands to help build their social media following and also doing some freelance graphic design work on the side.
With the help of my wife and business partner, Vanessa, we eventually turned what started as a simple Instagram account into a media company, educational platform, and lifestyle brand with a global audience of over 3 million people!
I'm truly grateful for where this journey has led me. I’ve had the freedom to travel across four countries in Europe while running my online business. I've worked with best-selling authors and been fortunate enough to connect with the very people who inspired me to pursue an online business in the first place.
I don't necessarily like labels but if I had to, I suppose I'd call myself a writer, educator, consultant, and lifestyle architect. I help people find inspiration, simplify their lives, and do what excites them.
ThinkGrowProsper is my way of connecting with and supporting insightful, creative and ambitious people just like you.
Want to know more about me, my life philosophy, and how I started living on my own terms? Start with my free foundational email mini-course, Mindset Shifts.
To your success,