“Wash On” has also become a way that Carlos can spread encouragement and give back to those in need.
Giving back is important to Carlos, but not just because the industry has allowed him to do incredible things.
“My inspiration does not come from EBC or my power washing days. My inspiration is from remembering that I walked into this industry stripped down emotionally, physically, and mentally. It’s remembering that I looked death right in the eyes many times, and I feel very fortunate to have turned around, walked away, and managed to carve out a decent living without a lot of baggage in my life. “
Carlos has come a long ways from his days as a homeless alcoholic on the streets. But he uses his past as a checkpoint: “Stay humble, stay in my lane, don’t boast, don’t take anything for granted.”
Today, Carlos uses his success and his journey to encourage other entrepreneurs to grow in positivity every single day.
“Thousands of ordinary people are trying to make a go at this industry, all with their own stories. If a homeless guy can turn his life around like I have, then so can they. That’s the message I really want to plant with readers. No matter who you are, what your background is, or what got you into this industry, it’s a good industry and you can make a pretty decent living if you are willing work and make some sacrifices.”