Guilherme Paulus is a very optimistic person, who focuses on being grateful for what he has. To stay organized, Mr. Paulus write up his schedule for the week. This also keeps him productive and helps him feel empowered.
Taking that first step into the unknown, brings the global entrepreneur and hotelier’s ideas to life. Guilherme is the president of the board of advisors for GJP Hotels and Resorts and CVC Brazil. GJP Hotels and Resorts owns a number of locations in places like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, and many 17 more to be exact. GJP Hotels and Resorts opened its doors back in 1995, and they employ about 5,000 people.
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According to Guilherme Paulus, the idea to start the hotel and resort combo was that not his, but his business partner and investor former state deputy Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Guilherme would have to do the ground work as a part of the agreement. After four years of working together, Paulus took on the company alone. On a daily basis, Guilherme Paulus is a very busy man, so he had to keep up with 20 locations. What makes him productive is by staying connected to his guests and employees. He believes if he’s not in touch with them, then the business will be affected. Checking in with his employees is essential to making sure business is running smoothly. This requires a lot of traveling, which keeps him tuned in.
One trend that the hotel expert uses on a daily basis is technology. Without it, he could not runs his company as smoothly. It also helps him understand the market, what customers are looking for, and then change things to appeal to their needs. Looking back on his own journey, Guilherme Paulus would take one huge factor into consideration. Instead of thinking he knew everything, he would consult a mentor or elder for help. Guilherme believes it is crucial to seek out advice from those who come before, because you can learn a whole lot from them. There is one thing he recommends to entrepreneurs out there who are ready to start a business, do what you are passionate about. It has way more of a change of succeeding, then if you pick something that you don’t like as much.