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Manuel Suarez, the marketing ninja who overcame life’s setbacks




Manuel Suarez, founder of Attention Grabbing Media, was born to a working-class family in Puerto Rico and got his start in the public eye as a professional tennis player – a far cry, he says, from the life he leads now.

“I navigated poverty, drug addiction, and bankruptcy to get to where I am today,” he said. “It’s a crazy story when I look back, but it made me who I am today, and for that, I’m very grateful.”

Although he lacked any formal education, he still managed to turn his life around by founding and scaling AGM, which has grown by leaps and bounds during a moment in time when many businesses are struggling to survive.

“Often, we need only to look at ourselves for salvation,” he said. “From the moment I learned that waiting for something that won’t ever happen without effort on my part was an excuse to never be successful, I started doubling down on what I knew I was good at in order to create and scale a company that would enable me to do what I love.”

Suarez said his knack for understanding what people want and need has helped him bring in and serve top-tier AGM clients looking to amplify their voices and make a lasting difference. He also attributes his success to his willingness to listen and learn about what others are looking for while networking with successful entrepreneurs.

“When you come from a life of poverty, it’s easy to feel like you’re never going to make it,” he said. “But that wasn’t enough to stop me, and it still isn’t. I wanted more for myself and did everything in my power to get it.”

For those who want to find his same success, Suarez has one piece of advice: find your passion, and let that fuel you.

“You will find out just how far you can go when you refuse to let obstacles deter you from your goals,” he said. “Working hard pays off, and I’m living proof of that. It sounds cheesy, but there’s a reason why it’s said so often. By investing in yourself and ignoring the noise – including the voice in your own head – that says you can’t make it, you will be able to build the success you dream of.”

Rosario is from New York and has worked with leading companies like Microsoft as a copy-writer in the past. Now he spends his time writing for readers of

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What to Consider Before Buying a Compact Tractor for Your Country Property




While some people dream of buying a home in a city or suburb, others dream of purchasing a home on a rural lot with acreage, a drilled well, and fruit trees. 

Rural living isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there are some advantages to packing up and moving to the country. The air is cleaner, wildlife is abundant, and the population density is low. But leaving the conveniences of the cities or suburbs for a rural homestead means you’ll have a lot more on your daily to-do list than you ever thought possible.

One piece of equipment you’ll want is a tractor. A compact or sub-compact tractor will meet the needs of most landowners. Whether for mowing the lawn, tilling the garden, moving logs, or doing other things, a tractor can be a godsend when you relocate to the country.

Consider your use cases for a tractor to get the right one. While budgeting is vital, opt for quality over saving a few bucks. The right equipment will serve you and yours well for many years. Remember to buy from a tractor dealer selling top brands to get the product and service you need.

When looking for the right tractor for your homestead, here are some things to consider.


Horsepower is one of the things to consider before buying a tractor. When you visit a tractor dealership, tell the salesperson your use cases for a tractor. They’ll be able to recommend the horsepower range you need for a suitable compact or sub-compact tractor. Horsepower can go from the 20s to the 50s for a compact tractor or in the mid-20s for a sub-compact tractor. It doesn’t hurt to get more horsepower than you need now to meet potential future needs. 

You’ll also want to look at power take-off (PTO) horsepower. PTO horsepower describes the amount of power available to operate the tractor’s implements and attachments, while the engine horsepower describes the power the engine produces. You’ll want enough PTO horsepower to operate a tiller, snowblower, log splitter, or other attachments and implements.

Consider Implements and Attachments

While tractors are helpful, attachments and implements can make them more useful. Box blades, loaders, pellet forks, backhoes, plows, snowblowers, and rototillers are worth considering. 

Without the correct implements and attachments, country living can be a chore. Before buying a tractor, ensure it can operate the attachments and implements.

Consider the Size of the Property and Terrain

Consider the size of your property and the landscape conditions before buying a tractor. For instance, if you need to mow 10 acres, get a tractor with enough horsepower to keep up with your mowing needs. Getting the right compact or sub-compact tractor will allow you to use the implements and attachments required on your land.

Consider the Tires

Another consideration is the type of tires you put on your tractor. You’ll want appropriate tires whether you have a hilly, rocky, or flat terrain. The salespeople at whatever tractor dealership you patronize will be able to get you the right tires for your land. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow in the winter, you might want to invest in multiple sets of tires.

Living in the country is an adventure unto itself. But chances are you won’t look back after taking the leap and leaving the city or the suburb behind. You shouldn’t, however, overlook the importance of getting the right equipment for your homestead. You won’t regret getting a tractor. But you should know what to look for in a tractor to get the right one for your rural property.

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