We had the good fortune of connecting with Keith Mintz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Keith, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It wasn’t much to think nor was it the idea of starting a business, but more about building a vision I have to solve a problem I saw and was experiencing.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I began my journey when I was 17 in high school. Where I pondered many questions about life initiated by the process of figuring out what I wanted to do after high school. I became obsessed with the question of why, and it led to many discoveries and solutions. Through the journey, I found a passion and skill in business and planning ideas that can truly make an impact for the best of the people and the world we live in. By the time high school ended, I had a business plan for a potential revolutionary app idea that I was excited to make come true. I also had 2000 notes on my phone of thoughts and lessons I come to as I become more aware of myself and the life around me. I felt guided to write a book out of the notes called “All Is One, The Power Of The Universe”, coming to the conclusion that we are all one and we must live by its understanding. This means to become truly in-tuned with our true divine self and to become unified with everything around us. The year after high school following my own journey, I had learned more than I have ever learned in my entire life. I became very interested in people and why everything is the way it is and what its purpose is. I got certified in life coaching and studied metaphysics also getting certified in it as well; following a path being a divine light energy healer. And 4 years later I have made it trial and error through 10+ start-up attempts. Finally settling with a strong team on a project I feel destined to make a reality. An app called “Upin” at getupin.com. I found my purpose and mission to bring people together by finding a way through an app to better connect people and our local communities. And to connect people spiritually by sharing as much knowledge and wisdom as possible as we learn and grow together and learn from each other as we experience through life. I started sharing my life lessons and wisdom on instagram @_arilev_. A part of my journey I also hold a vision for maintaining a healthy immune conveniently through immuneprotectionbox.com, inspired by the Corona Virus. Overall I live by a mission under the allisonemovement.com, a mission to bring people together physically and spiritually. A place where we can come together to make the best of ourselves and the world as one. To practice self-awareness & come to the same understanding of each other’s perspectives, building great relationships. A place to love all and to learn and grow together as divine beings.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have been absolutely all over San Diego back and fourth across the city since I feel I always have to be moving around. Some of my favorite spots are moonlight beach and the 101, ocean beach flow jam every Wednesday and their farmers market, and beautiful hikes all over. My favorite hike being in rancho penasquitos. Another one of my little favorite spots for working is this entrepreneur co-working lab in normal heights no one really knows about. Would love to see more entrepreneurs there at collectiveimpactcenter.com
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my Mom for spreading the word about me and being proud. Shoutout to my Dad for building the mindset I have. He told me everyday that I can do anything and nothing is impossible.