|How One Ambitious Veteran Launched His Business From Afghanistan And Built His Instagram Empire
Two years ago, Luis Garcia was serving in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army. From his mobile phone with limited signal, he discovered Instagram and forever changed the course of his life.
Today, Garcia is one of the most influential people on the growing social media platform. As of the publication of this article, Garcia’s three Instagram accounts alone have more than 6 million followers and get more than 30 million impressions a week. But before he had millions of followers, and before he joined the military, Luis Garcia (or @lawofambition on Instagram) needed to find a way out of his north Philadelphia neighborhood.
“My train of thought was, ‘There's nothing here for me,’” Garcia recalled of his late adolescence in Philly. He remembered thinking, “I'm going to either end up dead or in jail or working 30 years at McDonald’s and I don't want to do either of those. I can’t afford college and my grades aren’t the best so I need to get out of here.”
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