We had the good fortune of connecting with Carlos Rengifo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carlos, what’s your definition for success?
Success can be a risk business.
Taking risks is not just about potentially acquiring a specific result. It’s about getting out of your comfort zone and really learning something about yourself in the process.
When you take risks, you break the barrier that previously hindered your potential for massive success.
While taking risks can lead to great success or lose something, you will have to learn to make better decisions to achieve your goals. However, if you don’t take a risk, most of the time you won’t get what you want.
RISKY BUSINESSES MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE, BUT MANY OF THE ADVANCES I HAVE MADE IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE WERE BECAUSE OF RISK.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It all started at the age of 18. I began to experience dreams, premonitions, flashes in (unknown) places, totally inhospitable. Over the years, these dreams took shape, taking them to reality from above.
The audience in a way has connected with my work as: SKYWALKER (walker from the sky)
In the course of my artistic career I have been considered one of the world’s greatest exponents of Skywalking, where today I have inspired many people to overcome their fears.
It wasn’t easy. But anything but happiness was never an option for me.
I want to make the world understand that anything is possible.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Parque Central Complex is a housing, commercial and cultural development, implemented by Centro Simón Bolívar and located in the area known as El Conde in the center of the city of Caracas, Venezuela adjacent to Paseo Vargas.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
On August 7, 1974, a Frenchman named Philippe Petit walked on a wire lying 409 meters high between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. This is the greatest feat of equilibrium on cable known to this day.
The intrepid man who committed such madness was then 24 years old, and his project dates back to the winter of 1968, when, still living in Paris, he went to the dentist to get a tooth that tormented him. Among the magazines in the waiting room he found by chance an article about the then architectural project of the Twin Towers.
Petit was automatically fascinated, tore the blade and returned home with the same toothache, but with an idea that would obsess him for the next six years: to lay a cable between those towers and show the whole world his dexterity in heights.
While the huge Twin Towers were under construction, our friend trained hard, gathered all the money he could with his street performances, and studied all the details of the structure of the buildings, storing all the information he could get.
In the winter of 1974 he took a flight to New York and for months made measurements, took countless notes, got the necessary material, and illegally entered the buildings – still unoccupied – to record schedules, routes of the guards and access codes.
No one notices him. No one stopped him. His attitude would today be considered practically that of a terrorist, but the only life that Philippe Petit wanted to risk was his own.
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