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"Myadvicewouldbetostudybeforeevengettingintoitandeducatingyourselfasmuchaspossible"-JohnnyMedina

"My advice would be to study before even getting into it and educating yourself as much as possible"- Johnny Medina

What’s your backstory?

I’m from a small town in Washington called Grandview. There’s not much to do, all I would really do was play basketball or hang out with some friends. Growing up my dad worked long days and nights, so he can pay the bills while my mom worked just as hard to get me and my siblings everything we needed. 

At the end of my sophomore year of high school my dad got deported and my life completely changed, we lived on a ranch so after he left there were many jobs to do outside that me and my brothers had to stay on top of. My mom had to work twice as hard to keep food on the table even if that meant not being home very often. I had to step it up and take responsibility to help my family anyway possible. 

After graduating high school I started working a minimum wage job, working long shifts and crazy hours. I got to say I hated every second of it and after a year I decided to go to college. Entering college I found out I had a baby on the way, I had to make a sacrifice and do what I thought was best for my family. So I decided to drop out of college and get two part time jobs. After my son was born it got even tougher, me and my family were living check to check. After my son turned about 9 months I started to realize I wasn’t making enough money and knew I had to make a change I thought to myself this is no way for my family to live. 

Month after month going by and we were still struggling and this amazing opportunity came up. One of the best decision I ever made was stepping out of my comfort zone and giving something so different my all. Ulyses Osuna who has made his name known around the PR world gave me the opportunity to work with him. I dropped everything and dedicated myself to focus, learn and grow with him and his team. It changed my life for the better.

If someone would want to emulate your career, what would u suggest are the most important things to do?

My advice would be to study before even getting into it and educating yourself as much as possible, the more you know about PR the easier your life will be. For me I had to stay up every night to even understand what I was going to talk about. I knew nothing about press.

What are the most exciting projects you are working on now?

The most exciting project I am currently working on is getting verified on social media. Personally I never thought I would get to a point in life where I would even consider getting verified. So this is a pretty big milestone for me, and it’s just the beginning of it.


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