Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Javier Estrada Ovalles, aka Foshi_st2, Founder of Automotive Anarchy. Automotive Anarchy is an online brand that sells automotive-related products to the car enthusiast community.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey.
I was born on December 11th, 1993, in the city of Pomona, California, to immigrant parents. While I grew up in a family of total five brothers and sister, I managed to help provide for them by cutting my school career short. And, ultimately dropping out at the young age of 17 years old to help out my parents. Later on, in 2018 began to work for a very reputable online auto filter company where I was head of online operations, sales, and marketing. I left this company in early 2020 to pursue YouTube and my dream of growing my brand online to a business that I can provide for my family.
Who are your role models?
Elon Musk, because of his work ethic and intelligence, never gives up. And has now created one of the most innovative companies in the world.
What inspires you?
My hard-working parents inspire me.
Please tell us about your company.
I am the CEO/Founder of Automotive Anarchy, an online brand that sells automotive-related products to the car enthusiast community. Products are ranging from auto accessories to custom decals made in the U.S.A. Automotive Anarchy has a major presence on social media within the car community, with over 9000+ Followers on Instagram alone. Also, a personality on YouTube under the username Foshi. YouTube channel consists of many different topics, from conspiracy theories to Gaming videos, as this is another hobby of mine.
What's your most memorable experience?
The birth of my son Jayden back in 2015.
Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? What exactly do you do on the social media channel that makes it work for you?
Instagram is my most powerful tool when it comes to promoting my brand and YouTube channel. I post regularly on my personal accounts @foshi_st2 and the business account @Automotive_Anarchy. On these platforms, consistency and communication with fans or potential customers have helped me grow as a person and a brand.
What's your greatest fear?
At this point in life, I don't fear much. I've been all the way up and all the way down in my short time on this earth. Failures, homelessness, losses..and having my son I can safely say, I have been through it all.
Looking back, what's one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
I wish I knew how important TIME is. If I knew what I now know, I would be much more advanced in my business and life. Don't waste TIME.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Pay attention to what people do that are in the position that I want to be in the future and take all the constructive criticism I can get to improve all the time.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
Knowing that hard work ALWAYS pays off.