It was the 7th of January of 2018, I had just turned 23 years old and after eight years of running various online businesses, I started the most exciting business project of my entire life - Explorio.
The reason this project was so exciting for me was because it was my way of accomplishing my biggest mission in life - to inspire and empower millions of people to travel the world.
You see, the company was supposed to become a next-level travel reviews platform that would reward its users for writing travel reviews, thus allowing them to fund their travels indefinitely.
However, eight months and ten days of hard work and an investment of $100,000 led me to... a total and utter failure.
We didn't raise enough money to continue developing the project, we weren't making any money ourselves and the crypto market (on which our project was based) was in its greatest decline in years.
The day I announced the end of Explorio, I was experiencing the lowest point in my professional career ever since launching that first company nine years ago.
However… when life gives you lemons, you don't sit around crying. You squeeze 'em hard!
I came up with an action plan.
You see, during the months of working on Explorio, we decided to call our future "Exploriors", which is a word made up from combining: "Explorer" + "Warrior" and stands for: "Incredibly curious people who live on their own terms and make the most of their lives. Every. Single. Day."
So I decided to re-focus my efforts on my YouTube travel channel and accomplish Explorio's mission by creating a strong community of Exploriors and inspiring millions of people to travel the world and stay curious.
This store is home to Exploriors around the world. Their way to show they support my mission and belong to our tribe. Their way to show they live life on their terms and make the most of their lives. Every. Single. Day.
P.S. If you want to learn more about what happened with Explorio, watch this video: