I was born in San Diego, California, to Chamorro immigrant parents who grew up throughout various cities within San Diego County, California, before joining the U. S. Navy in 1996. I am the eldest son of two boys and a former gang member divorced with one son. For eleven years I served onboard various Los Angeles class fast-attack submarines (USS La Jolla-SSN 701/USS Columbus-SSN 762/USS Key West-SSN 722) as a Culinary Specialist. In 2008, I joined the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Hull Maintenance Technician before serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009-2010 after successfully completing the U.S. Army’s modified recruit training program at the Army Support Activity located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
In 2013, I earned both an Associate Art in General Studies degree and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in Management) degree attending the campus of the University of Phoenix, Honolulu, Hawai’i. In 2015, I earned a certification in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). In 2018, I founded my first corporate company, IAN SUCCESS, INC., a retail distributor with the purpose, “To better lives for positive effective change through purpose, passion, design, and innovation.” Its current slogan, “Inspire, Aspire & Nourish Success”
I am a former line-chef with P. F. Chang’s China Bistro & The Cheesecake Factory. I am also a former employee with Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Ace Parking, and 7-Eleven. As well as a professional photographer with various entities, such as ImportCulture.com, BabeBlvd.com, URFLiX.com, etc. Additionally, I was a licensed professional truck driver formerly employed as an “Over The Road” driver with Swift Transportation and Werner Enterprises whose driven throughout the lower 48 states.
I was also nationally certified as a professional literacy tutor for Hawaii Literacy at hawaiiliteracy.org on Oahu, Hawai’i whom I had voluntarily tutored one adult in achieving his GED. I also volunteered at the Gerson Institute, the USO, and Meals on Wheels all in San Diego, California. I also regularly donated to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and is currently donating to various charities to this day.
I have traveled throughout the world with several visitations throughout the past to Australia, Canada, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Iraq, Ireland, Kowloon, Kuwait, Macau, Japan, Okinawa, Panama, and Singapore. I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for three months in search of employment while living with a friend. Resided on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i close to 10 years and have purchased and constructed my first four-bedroom house in Waianae, Hawai’i. Lived in Bremerton, Washington close to two years. As well as, Kittery, Maine for over two years while married raising our newborn during my active duty Naval career enlistment. Additionally, I have also lived as a transient living out of my car for four months prior to moving back to San Diego, California.
I am currently serving as director and president of IAN SUCCESS, INC. selling many apparel brand lines designed to positively affect as many lives as possible, while passionately serving others by using my life experience and education as a life guide and health coach. I currently author various published books, such as the book series, “Repeat With Me: I AM (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment (In The Spring!, In The Summer!, In The Autumn!, and In The Winter!).” As well as, the coloring books, “Coloring Affirmations: An empowering self-nourishing coloring book for a positive change,” “For Wonderful People Only! Yes, this includes you… – Self-empowering through color,” “Colorful Positivity: Empower your life & Sooth your soul,” “Self-Nourishment: An empowering mandala coloring book for positive change,” “Empowering Change: All good today for the better,” “YES To Good Vibes: Love The Positivity,” and “Gene’s Wonderful Adventure Book: Empowering her fantastic imagination.”
Purpose: “Empowering positive change in others for their greater good!”
Vision: “To empower worldwide positive change in human interaction”
* I will share peace among every one upon Earth.
* I will share my passion and compassion with others.
* I will encourage goodwill within everyone.
* I will defend and protect the innocence of others.
* I will conquer untruth by truth.
* I will endure all suffering while resisting untruth.
PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT
-> To continue inspiring, aspiring, and motivating success beyond myself while living a continual enriching
-> To continue positively empowering myself toward financial independence while assisting as many
lives as possible for the same.
-> To continue promoting health, wellness, and nutrition for desirable outcomes
with others while enjoying my journey through every endeavor.
“I assist individuals in surpassing their most intimidating challenges to accomplish their goals, achieve their dreams, and establish long-term inner motivation. By providing an empowering and comprehensive self-management program for both mental and physical sustainability.”
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Thank you for visiting! ~Edward F. T. Charfauros