Evan is 26 years old and already has an amazing success story. He is an agent investor and entrepreneur; he uses technology to solve problems in a variety of start up businesses. He has tens of billions of dollars in business. At 12 he started writing a blog for Pulse, which is now LinkedIn’s platform. He wrote on different technology advances and trends. He had 250k readers and decided to make an app for his blog since apps for the iPhone was a new entity. When he was 16, he found problems he could solve by building apps- one for sports viewing and an app for the Dubai subway. He made a couple million when he sold them at 17 and invested that back into technology. He invested early in Eaze.com and that company grew exponentially, growing his portfolio.
Google hired him early on to develop and promote the Android as an alternative to the iPhone, and from there he went on to speak in several conferences and Ted talks. He spoke about Technology, CryptoCurrencies and Blockchain to huge audiences. He has also spoken at the United Nations, TEDx, Google, Crypto Investor Show, Blockshow and more.
Evan is a well-known influencer with over millions of followers across various Social Media platforms primarily Instagram.com/evanluthra and has been featured on multiple TV shows and press sites.
He believes in stepping out of the comfort zone and exploring the power of conceptualization, innovation and execution.
Technology is so expansive and has a potential to grow exponentially. Once you have a found a product market and figure out how it works you can help others by meeting the need. Access to knowledge is free with the internet, so the possibilities of success are endless. “Always ask!” Evan says. You will find the answers eventually that help you to become more successful.
“I spent a big part of my time in my youth and early adulthood doing what I love, which is entrepreneurship and solving problems,” Evan explains. He has a love for solving problems through innovation and that passion has made him into the successful person he is today.
His biggest takeaway from his success? “Do what you love! Your passion will carry you to achieve what you want to achieve.”
“Opportunities don’t happen, you have to create opportunities. You can sit in an empty room with your computer off and expect opportunities to come, but it doesn’t work that way,” Evan says, “Exposure plays a big role, too; the more you are exposed to, the more you can imagine and the better you can be.”
His exposure to different cultures has made him aware of different business processes and broadened his cultural mindset. He has taken the great things he has learned from other countries like Australia, China, the Dominican Republic, and over 50 others to learn how to build the best products possible.
Many people think that money is a thing to collect and use later, but Evan has the mindset of using money as a tool to enter into more markets and invest in businesses that will potentially grow. “If your goal is to make money, and not focus on what you love doing already, the best thing you can do is to enter the space of decentralized finance, which is called Defi Insured.” The American dollar is centralized, so the government can control it by taking money out or putting it in. Decentralized finance cannot change, no government or bank can control how many Bitcoin are on the market.
Evan recommends reading Principles by Ray Dalio if you want to get started in building a healthy mindset about investing and spending. “Books are an amazing way to expand and learn from other mindsets… Don’t take advice from people you wouldn’t trade lives with. There is so much misinformation out there because it costs nothing to publish an e-book.”
Evan explains that failure in life is healthy. The only way to truly fail is to give up. “If you have the right mindset, you can achieve anything in life. All the challenges you come across- be it money, educational skill, whatever- you can overcome and do it, it’s just a matter of choosing to do it or not. You want to have the self-confidence to believe you can.” He makes sure that he is always celebrating his wins, big or small.
“Most people underestimate what they can do in ten years, and over-estimate what they can do in two years.” Technology grows exponentially and experience grows exponentially. If you focus on adding and creating value to other people’s lives, you’ll find success. If you run after making money, you will have a hard time finding big success- money is a tool not a means to an end.
“If you want to be insanely successful, you have to do something you love,” Evan reinforces. Build a life for yourself that allows you the freedom to do what you love to do you will feel like you don’t work a day in your life.
Evan@evanluthra.com or follow him on Instagram @evanluthra