Meet Justin A. Hortelano, the growthbacker at Cyberbacker (cyberbacker.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – Here in Cyberbacker, we partner great individuals with professionals and business owners who share the same values and characters. We believe that likeminded individuals working towards the same goals or business have the highest capacity for growth. Our services cover a wide range of administrative tasks that can be done remotely.
How did you get started in the business? – Our company started as our CEO Craig Goodliffe believes that equal opportunities should be given and great talents can be found from anywhere on the globe. To empower growth-minded, emerging business owners with world-class, economical leverage to fulfill their greatest purpose.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Providing business owners and professionals leverage so that they can focus on the things that they are really good at and also to bring back their time so that they can enjoy more on what life has to offer. Hearing our client’s stories on how Cyberbacker has helped them as business owners and as individuals has not just been my greatest achievement but also my motivation to push forward.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – The moment that I stopped focusing everything on myself. It was when I realized that there is more to life than who we are. Connecting and helping other people is what life really is all about.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I really do love cats. I volunteer on the weekends to feed street cats in one area of our city and get the chance to pet and care for a lot of them.
Who inspires you? – This is a very cliché answer, my mom. Growing up without a father is always challenging for a family. She inspires me because she has the toughest job in the world, which is being a single parent. But, my mom was able to make sure that just because we have a broken family does not mean we have to have a broken home.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? – “Stop this Train” by John Mayer. The song compares life to a moving train. When you’re young, you get scared of the train ride because it moves too fast and wish it would stop and take you back. But as you get older, you learn how to accept that the train won’t stop whatever you do and you learn how to make the most of it until it reaches your final stop.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? -“People don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.”
What local nonprofit organization are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – For more than 10 years I’ve been part of a youth group here in the Philippines that provides counseling for young, troubled and abused individuals regardless of their financial or educational background. I helped out in this organization when I saw that troubles and abuse does happen regardless of one’s status in life.
What is your favorite movie? – Forrest Gump is always a go to movie for me. It always reminds me to just keep moving forward regardless of the challenges in life and everything will eventually fall into place.