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Exploring Life & Business with Frankie Guerrido

Today we’d like to introduce you to Frankie Guerrido.

Hi Frankie, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I was born and raised in Ohio. Your everyday black kid living in poverty, but I watched my Mom and how she always wanted more for herself and her family.

Worked three jobs so we could survive. Out of all the kids she always gave me certain responsibilities. I guess she saw something in me early on. For some reason watching her rubbed off on me because I wanted more out of life.

I would watch the dope boy kids with the newest shoes and clothes and I was wearing hand-me-downs. So I got my first job at the age of 13 working as a concession stand worker carrying around a backpack bigger than me full of drinks. From there, I went on working all sorts of jobs, from McDonald’s to hotels. You name it, I probably did it. Being in Ohio didn’t give me the fulfillment and joy I really wanted. There were not many jobs or many “typical jobs”.

Typical is not a part of my vocabulary because I always want to be different, so when the opportunity came for me to move to Jacksonville, I jumped on it. I took all my coins and hopped on the Greyhound down to Jacksonville. Well, it wasn’t easy as I thought it would be moving to a new city. I had to literally start from the bottom and work my way back up. I had no car and I was living with family.

One day sitting in my Aunt’s living room I had an epiphany. Something told me this is not the life you want for yourself what are you doing! I took my notebook and wrote down my goals. I remember hearing somewhere if you don’t write it down it’s just a thought. I wrote down my short and long-term goals and kept them somewhere I would constantly see them. At some point, I started making moves and researching.

Let me tell you Google taught me a lot! I researched how to start a business and all. One of my goals was to start a business. That is when I start my lead generation company F & A Medical Leads (which is no longer open). Although it is no longer open I learned so much about running a business. I didn’t realize God was setting me up for my future. From there I started working with Aetna.

I have been there to this day working as a Claims Analyst. In 2020, I obtained my realtor’s license and now I also work as a Realtor here in Jacksonville. You can do anything you put your mind to. I literally started with nothing and created something because I wanted more for my life. You can do the same.

Keep positive people around who cheer you on and are proud of your life transitions, it helps. Stay blessed!

Frankie Guerrido, Realtor. 904-746-4643.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My road was far from smooth. I made it through so many of life’s obstacles. Everything from being abused as a child, to poverty, and being taken advantage of. Going in and out of jail and those things got old.

People do the harshest things to other people but you can overcome anything. If I can do it so can you!

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a realtor here in Jacksonville serving our community and the surrounding areas. You can visit my websites or for more information.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
I would like to thank my Mom for always never allowing me to settle for less. I would like to thank my friends and family for your support. I would like to thank Voyage for the opportunity.

I would also like to thank you the reader because I know you are about to do big things with your life!

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1 Comment

  1. Kimberly Pierce

    May 19, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Frankie, I love your article. Keep up the awesome work that you are going.

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