Salvatore Virzi is a successful entrepreneur in Italy who is actively involved in social activities. Today, we have him with us, where he shares details about his personal life & views on social entrepreneurship. Here’s Salvatore Virzi sharing his daily routine and social entrepreneurship views with us.
Could you please tell us something about your personal life? Where & how did you spend the early years of your life & how did they shape you?
I was born & raised in Italy. Also, I did my schooling and graduation degree in Italy. I live with my family, comprising my wife Calogera Malaponti and my son Edoardo Virzi. My wife has been my biggest strength. It is her guidance that has shaped me into what I am today.
You have experience working with various types of organizations. What is the most common among them?
Its passion. Regardless of the projects they are working on, entrepreneurs have a passion to grow their businesses. I feel that the greatest common threat is their optimistic attitude and dedication to making things work out.
How would you define social entrepreneurship?
According to me, a business enterprise is not just a business focused on resolving a problem. But it’s something that embraces ethical values and sustainability in every single aspect.
How does your morning start?
On the days I don’t oversleep, I start my day by reading a book. Earlier I had a bad habit of grabbing my phone every morning. I used to open my mailbox immediately after getting up in the morning because I used to think that if I don’t answer all the emails, my day won’t start accurately.
But now, I have transformed my ways. I dedicate at least half an hour to reading a book, and I can confidently say that those valuable minutes direct me on the right path. After that, I exercise, jog and drink my morning black coffee. It’s crucial for me to give at least 1-2 hours to myself so that I can prepare for the upcoming day.
What motivates you to leave your bed and start your day every morning?
The thought that time does not stop for anyone motivates me every morning. I don’t like to waste the time that’s given to me. However, there are days when nothing motivates me. I lay in bed after a tiring day with my bones hurting.
What do you love to do in your free time?
During my free time, I love to read novels. Besides that, I also like to play badminton. So, whenever I get free time from my hectic schedule, I play badminton with my son.
What is your proudest achievement that you’re proud to have achieved in your life?
Completing my college degree. It was difficult to find some sort of motivation to finish my graduation.
According to you, what are the main factors to succeed as a social entrepreneur?
You need to have a clear vision, dedicated mission, and unmatched passion to achieve your goals. Secondly, your vision and mission have to be realistic.
What do you do when you feel low on energy?
Everyone experiences a phase where they feel extremely low on energy. I also have experienced such situations many times. I prefer to read motivational books to lift my mood whenever I feel low on energy.
How would you describe your perfect day?
My perfect day would be switching off my phone, relaxing at home, and hanging out with my pet.
Thank you for taking valuable time from your busy schedule and talking with us. It was wonderful talking to you, Salvatore Virzi. We extend our warm regards for your future missions.