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Q&A with Antonio Sustiel, Miami Flooring King
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Q&A with Antonio Sustiel, Miami Flooring King

Antonio Sustiel came to the United States in his early 20s with $400 in his pocket and a firm belief in the power of hard work. The Israeli native was not one to ignore potentially lucrative opportunities. He dabbled in sales and real estate investing before founding his Miami-based flooring distribution company Flooring King.

Now, with several retail locations in Florida, appearances on CNBC’s Blue Collar Millionaires, Bloomberg TV’s The American Dream and media mentions including The Miami Herald And The New York Daily Newsit is clear that Sustiel’s approach to entrepreneurship is one to be respected. Here, he shares the mindset and actions that helped him pave his path to success.

My way: Antonio Sustiel

I always start my day with…

two bottles of water and two cups of coffee!

One thing I do every day is…

make sure you walk four miles and meditate for 15 minutes.

My mantra is…

to embrace every challenge as an opportunity for growth and always strive for excellence in everything I do.

My biggest source of inspiration is…

certainly my family, especially my father. I grew up in Israel in a family that emigrated from Greece and Egypt. They outsmarted everyone and never gave up. I have always been inspired by their resilience and ability to overcome challenges.

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Something that I find difficult, but that I do enjoy, is…

skateboarding! It requires a lot of balance, coordination and athleticism, and that’s all fine when you’re 13, but when you turn 60 and you’re still doing it, it’s not so easy.

I deal with negativity by…

not paying attention to it and detaching myself from people who have negative energy. I believe we should have a positive mindset and attitude every day.

My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs would be…

Never underestimate the power of perseverance. Entrepreneurship is a journey full of ups and downs, but staying determined and persistent can make all the difference. Embrace failures as opportunities to learn and grow. Adapt to changes and stay progressive. Success often comes to those who are willing to persevere and persevere in the face of obstacles. I love the saying, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

For an energy boost…

I take a short break, or do some exercise. I take short walks (or) practice deep breathing. Getting a good night’s sleep is also important, as is listening to your body and making sure you give yourself some time off when you need it to recharge your batteries.

The most surprising thing about me is…

that I’m 60 years old and still skateboarding, travel a lot, want to get fast boats and get back into surfing after taking a break from the sport 40 years ago!

The biggest risk I ever took was…

move to the United States with $400 in your pocket and start a new life.

I want people to know me because…

the positive impact I make in their lives. I want to inspire others through my actions and my words, and I want to help others achieve their goals. I want to be known as someone who is that

trustworthy, reliable and generous.

In ten years I hope…

I have a strong support system of friends and family who have been by my side throughout my journey, and I want to continue to have a happy work-life balance.

I define success as…

not based solely on performance or wealth, but rather on having a healthy work-life balance and being able to find fulfillment in both my personal and professional life. Success means setting goals and working towards them with determination, perseverance, resilience and integrity.

Photo by Fernando Rivera/Courtesy of Antonio Sustiel