We had the good fortune of connecting with Osmerly Garcia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Osmerly, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Many people tell me: “you do it because you don’t have children and you are single”… it is very sad when people indirectly blame their children for not being able to fulfill their dreams. There is no reason or excuse that is worth not fulfilling your dreams and desires of your heart.

If you do not have: Constancy, perseverance, love and passion for what you do, you will never achieve it. It does not matter if you have children, it does not matter if you do not have money, it does not matter if you are single or married, the paths will be different to meet your goal.

You must be CONSTANT, for example: work on social networks and always post something (so you don’t sell a single product / service in a month).

You must be PERSEVERANT, for example: if you do not sell what you expected or you did not meet your sales expectations, do not feel bad, Rome was not built in one day.

You must have love and passion for what you do, that will be reflected in your work.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I was born in Venezuela and I never thought that I should migrate. My goals 10 years ago were very different from today (I went to university and I am a Civil Engineer).

I had a calm and happy life in Venezuela until the dictatorship came. The dictatorship steals from you: your peace, your tranquility, your home, your country, your culture, your money… but it does not steal from you: your education and dreams, and precisely with that i came to the United States.

Coming to the US was born again. The past is only the memories of a place that is destroyed (not even returning there you can relive them) the depression was there but I transformed it into energy to fulfill my dream. There was nothing that would generate more energy than having ideas and executing them.

I worked as a manager in Miami but after work, I worked with Uber and with that, invest little by little in my business.

I arrived in Dallas in 2020 and with the pandemic it was a challenge. Uber was my full time job (5 am – 4 pm) and Coko Berry was my job at the end of the day. Every day, I had to do something (if you don’t do something different, you will never have different results).

In the second quarter of 2021 I saw that it was possible to open my own store, I had a lot of fear and doubts, but I decided to get out of my comfort zone and I did it.

The United States is my home and I am going to do here, what in my country I could not do because of the dictatorship. I have not come to this country to do and then leave. I have come to grow, to put down roots and that my stores (because there will be several in the US) will be the instrument of many people to bring happiness and joy to their homes.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I absolutely love the downtown of Dallas. I am an architecture lover: the contrast between modern architecture and the architecture of the industrial revolution (those small brick buildings where I imagine that at the beginning of the last century were the scene of large industries) is incredible.

An obligatory stop is the Kennedy Memorial … who did not see this tragic event on video? We have all seen it and being there is, without a doubt, a very emotional experience.

Also going to Fort Worth is something that has never been lacking. You feel in the Wild West and in a cowboy movie, it is something totally magical and that family atmosphere is super special.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To build a castle many stones are needed and most of these are key pieces that are placed there by special people so that the structure does not collapse.

There are many people who in these 5 years of living in the US have helped me and believed in me.

My family for giving me a solid education with values. My dad, my nephew, my friends for the emotional support, Mr. Perry Molubhoy for supporting me with my first store.

Website: www.cokoberry.com

Instagram: @coko_berry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cokoberrytexas

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