VERBATIM: Rudy Fabre

WHO? Rudy Fabre, founder and owner of PICK ‘m UP House Clean & Laundry

WHERE? Eastern Samar, Philippines

WHAT? Fabre is a serial entrepreneur who finally found his niche in the laundry business.

PICK ‘m UP House Clean & Laundry primarily does wash, dry and fold. The majority of their island residents wear clothes that don’t require dry cleaning. However, some of their customers occasionally need clothes pressed, and they have no problem accommodating those requests. Fabre built his existing clientele by offering free pick up and delivery. The convenience caught on with the locals, especially stay at home moms and homemakers. Half of his business comes from many of his friends, relatives and neighbors. Tourism generates the other half. There is a beach resort a few kilometers down the road from PICK ‘m UP House Clean & Laundry. Tourists from around the world stay there to take in the sights, scuba dive and snorkel.

One Of My Favorite Quotes Is…

“You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, if you do not listen to the sounds of life, if you do not appreciate yourself.”

My Best Go-To App On My Smart Phone Is…

The PayPal app. It lets you make payments to friends and family super simple.

When I’m Not Working On My Business, I Relax By…

Watching American sports on ESPN. The Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA is my favorite team.

I Work To Improve Myself By…

Trying to be more patient. It’s important to cultivate this character trait, although it’s easier said than done.

The Best Movie I’ve Seen Recently Is…

“Parasite” It was great to see people that look like me getting recognized at the Academy Awards.

The Book That Has Changed My Life The Most Is…

Steven Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

In 5 Years I Hope To Be…

Spending less time working in my business so I can be more present with my family.

I Am Working Toward That 5-Year Goal By…

Finding good employees, identifying their strengths and developing their leadership skills.

To Avoid Distractions, I…

Turn my phone off and retreat to quiet place. Sometimes you just have to unplug and find a place of solitude.

I Never Leave The House Without…

A to-do list. Having what I need to get done for the day down on paper keeps me accountable.

My Superpower Is…

Listening more than talking. A high school teacher once said that God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we should listen twice as much as we talk.

One Of The Things On My Bucket List Is…

To attend the Clean Show 2021 in Atlanta. I would love to learn directly from our industry’s finest leaders and experts.

My Favorite Podcast To Listen To Is…

Tim Ferriss. He is an accomplished man with a wealth of knowledge. The guests he interviews always give special insights to help the listener improve.

I Define Success As…

Living a life of honesty, integrity and purpose.

About John Leano

John Leano can be reached by e-mail: Leano@BryansCleaners.com or Twitter: @JohnLeano or www.facebook.com/johngleano