42 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
How To Do A Podcast In 2020 With Daxy Perez
We begin by discussing what podcasting is all about. It is not just a trend, it is communication between humans. Podcasts can be general or very niche where people get to learn a lot from them. With the right strategy, podcasts can work for any type of business including B2B and B2C.Daxy shares with us that podcasting is more of a journey of discovery. What you like talking about, your audience and what they like, these things you’ll discover on your own, nobody can teach you.We talk about consistency and differentiating your podcast from the rest in the market. What is it that you promise your audience. What is the value that you give to them? You achieve this by building a good foundation and using your podcast to amplify your offering. We discuss about having a valuable message for your audience and giving them solutions to solve their problems. This is the way to grow your podcast audience. By serving them and helping them get results.Key TakeawaysPodcasting isn’t just a trend but it is a form of communication (4:15)Being passionate about what you talk about and having integrity and responsibility towards it (5:55)Building your podcast muscles ( 8:43)Podcasting is more of a discovery journey, learning stuff along the way (9:58)Podcasting is all about amplifying something that already has a good foundation (22:50)Helping your podcast audience overcome their problems and get results (32:35)-----Additional Resources:Valeria on InstagramPodcast Success stories
29 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
How To Use Credit In A Crisis With Lyann "Credit Ninja" Nguyen
Listen in as we talk about building financial fitness, being organized, and managing your finances. Financial fitness and physical fitness are very important aspects of our life and they go hand in hand. Lyann takes us through how to be financially organized during this time. Capital and cash preservation is critical. We also need to make lists of the most important things and taking care of the basics such as food and medicine. We don’t know how long this crisis will last. Therefore we need to be smart about what we spend money on. We talk about how to be productive during this time when there isn’t much going on. Now you have all the time you need. Make use of this time to do something productive like taking control of your financial situation by having an in-depth look at your credit situation, calling your bank, and negotiating payment periods. Even though we are in a crisis, we should remain proactive and study all options open to us. This will help us not ruin our credit because the pandemic will eventually pass. We need to preserve our credit. Key TakeawaysCapital preservation and cash management strategies to help you get through this crisis (3:43)Prioritizing the most basic stuff by making lists of urgent items and those that can wait (4:33)How to take control of your financial situation (7:02)Finding out what options you have in terms of significant expenses such as mortgage and credit card repayment (9:12)Why zero interest credit cards are important in a crisis and how to apply for them (14:17)Being proactive in taking care not to ruin your credit during this time (15:32)Why avoid store credit cards and go for big banks credit cards (19:25)-----Additional Resources:Valeria on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/creditninja/http://uscreditguide.com/
24 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Mayor of Miami Shares His Experience On What Its Like To Have CoronaVirus
The mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez takes us through his experience with contracting the Coronavirus and how he came to know if it. He held a council meeting and in the meeting, an infected person was present. He was in close contact with him and even shook hands. Once this fact was brought to his attention by the medical staff, he immediately self-quarantined, later took a test and it turned our positive.He explains why it is important to self-quarantine once you have come in to contact with an infected person because he didn’t exhibit any symptoms even when taking the test. This way, he kept his family, his close staff and other people from contracting the virus.The mayor goes ahead and advises people that the only way to beat this virus is to reduce social contact and staying at home. Even though it is a big ask for people to stay at home, we have to do it or avoid overwhelming our hospitals. Francis explains to us that they are opening up a testing site in the market park.He further explains to us how they are helping people cope with the economic realities of this pandemic. Miami has suspended evictions and together with other mayors, he has requested the Governor to implement a statewide suspension of evictions for anybody unable to pay rent and suspension of mortgage payments. The mayor has received assurances that electricity and the internet are not going to be cut off during this time. Key takeawaysQuarantine immediately you become aware that you have come into contact with an infected person (2:38)How testing prevents transmitting the virus to people close to you (3:16)If you test positive, don’t panic, chances are that your symptoms will not be as bad (5:56)The only way to prevent the virus from spreading is staying at home (7:13)Even young people can get affected and end up hospitalized or even lose their life (8:05)Play your part not to overwhelm the hospitals (8:21)Suspension of evictions due to economic hardships in Miami Dade (12:30)Avoid being outside in large groups (20:25)-----Additional Resources: Valeria on Instagram@MiamiMayorMayor Francis Suarez
33 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Sex. Queen Energy.
Queen energy is all about how to position your sexual self with value. It is about protecting your energy by making it less accessible and more desirable. In this episode, we discuss issues revolving around choices when it comes to love and having sex.How can you like me if you don't know what kind of female I am? And I think that people just pretend, like this is super superficial. That's why you have a bunch of brokenness, and a bunch of women and a bunch of men that are having sex with people, and they still have so much brokenness inside of them. In this episode, we discuss issues revolving around choices when it comes to love and having sex.Why would I give myself to somebody that does not care about me? To please them?You need to put yourself in a position of value. And the way that you do that is by becoming something that is to be desired and valued.And what are things that are desired and valued things that everybody can have? You cannot be very accessible in a sense.Women, nowadays, are very empowered. But at the end of the day, you have to know that the fabric of who you are is not a man, and that you do operate a little bit differently, and that your goals and some of your desires might not be the same as every other guy. So you want to line up your goals and desires with somebody that values a woman in the way that you would want to be valued. How can you be sleeping with somebody you don't even know? And then you expect him to value you the way that you want to be valued. When you don't even know who this person is. You don't even know what his morals values are, his moral compass, the way he thinks of women, where his family is like, what is the way his father treats his mother, or the way that he's seen women being treated. How does he treat women? How would you know these things without knowing someone right?Stay tuned as I come up with food for thought that’s relevant to both guys and gals.Key Takeaways:I reserve myself for myself. Not even for you but for myself (4:08)You need to put yourself in a position of value (5:00)Lining up your goals and desires with one who values a woman… (6:27)Your body is your business. You just can't let anybody in there (8:14)How can you like me if you don't know what I think? (9:03)You’ve got to have a clear definition of what you want in your life (11:53)These men out here are putting pressure on girls to have sex too soon (13:52)If you cared for her, you’d allow her to have value for yourself. You’d wait (14:00)Why do you want to have sex with somebody you're not proud of? (14:54)If you're not loving yourself, how’s that person supposed to love you? (15:57)You are what you settle for (18:54)Love is the key; love is power; love is the healer (20:35)Respect yourself, love yourself (21:26)Be the kind of person that you're even looking for (23:35)Guys, if you had a daughter, sister or any woman that you love… (30:41)When you start loving yourself in a high way, people treat you differently (31:40)-----Additional Resources:Valeria on Instagram
40 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
In this episode, I talk all about my personal journey with anxiety - how I overcame it by accepting it and looking back into the root. I also talk about how I went about understanding anxiety and the fact it couldn't kill me.While I struggled with anxiety, there was a point when I found myself very vulnerable. I didn't want people to see me the way I was when there was a panic attack. And at the same time, being able to emotionally regulate your life is really important because people are not always going to come through for you.People do not always have the right things to say, and they don't really have a lot of the answers. So that's what I encountered.I went home from an experience, feeling shaken, feeling scared, and then I had the fear of fears, which, you know, once you have one of these experiences that are, you know, traumatic because you just don't even understand what happened to you.You don't even have the right information and you're just trying to figure things out, but you start to develop a fear of fears, not knowing whether it will happen again and when it can happen again.And then, gathering information from different quarters, I realized that people had harrowing experiences like the one I had, on a regular basis. I dived into information, I started listening to different psychiatrists, different psychologists, Christian doctors, people that were brain specialists, people that worshipped the brain. And I really started to understand that a lot of it had to do with this emotional part of your brain, which collects data from your body.Get the help that is right for you and I'm telling you like you don't have to be trapped. Stay tuned to know more.Key Takeaways:It was stronger than any attack that I've ever experienced… (1:05)People do not always have the right things to say… (4:28)This data was being collected from my body to my emotional brain… (5:15)I started listening to psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors… (6:43)Lots of depression & anxiety and things coming out are trauma symptoms (8:39)Basically, an anxiety attack is an adrenaline rush (10:13)You really have to understand that anxiety will not kill you (14:55)Look back at some of the trauma and see what’s the root (19:08)Coming out of that survivor mentality and then thriving (22:04)I grew up with lots of fear as a child and then I became my own protector (22:56)You really need to make sure that you have the right information (23:58)We're not all at the same level, and we don't all have the same injuries (31:33)There's hope and that's the good news. You can overcome your anxiety (38:18)Additional Resources:"Dr.Claire Weekes - How to overcome Anxiety" on YouTubeMastin Kipp's websiteValeria on Instagram
31 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
In this episode, we have a conversation on healthy habits. Healthy habits are about taking control of your day starting from the moment you wake up. Simple disciplines that you choose will become your habits. Healthy habits will form your life. We are what we repeatedly do.I think that the healthiest habit you can start to form is creating a daily routine for yourself.Create a schedule that would be for your dream life and start seeing how you can actually form that. So mine might look like the first hour of the day is for prayer, meditation, writing, and reading. Then the next hour of my day is for breakfast. I'll jump into social media, answer my emails, and the following hour from that would be something like training and so on and so forth.So, what I'm doing is I'm creating a time for myself that's realistic because when you don't write things down and you don't put them on pen and paper or even in your phone and your notepad and you don't see it physically, it's very hard.The way you start developing a beautiful relationship with yourself is by keeping little promises. So maybe you create this healthy habit list and you create this new daily routine. When you start sticking to it, you're going to start respecting yourself.And when you start respecting yourself, it really creates a beautiful loving relationship with yourself and you care less about what's happening around you because you're zoned in. Focus on what's important to you and what your priorities are like. Don't let this world confuse you or distract you.Stay tuned to know more.Key Takeaways:It can take up to a year to form a new habit; it takes discipline (1:26)Healthy habits start with an individual; we're not all the same (2:13)Creating a daily routine for yourself; let's call this the dream daily routine (2:44)You wake up and you take your time for yourself (5:02)Don't just be unintentional with your mornings (8:01)You can choose who you want to be now (12:01)You need to really start putting the right things into yourself (19:58)Following through with your habits, so they can become habits (23:59)You could fool the world, but you can't fool yourself (24:13)Your whole day, you are the parental guide advisory for your own self (24:49)You are what you do daily (26:54)It starts from the inside out (27:44)Start by keeping little promises (28:30)If you change your habits, you change your life completely (30:17)----------Additional Resources:Valeria on Instagram
22 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Training Your Intuition
In this episode, we talk about training your intuition. We're all born with our intuition. It is not something that you have to train for or that you have to go out and buy. It's not like getting a six-pack, a pack of abs. This is something that is inside of us, but yet, some of us have very strong intuitions and others are lost and we need to ask a million people a million questions.Training your intuition is about rediscovering the natural gift that you might have ignored, taken for granted, or stopped believing in. In a world filled with suggestions, opinions, and options, how do you choose what is right for you? How do some of us know what is right for ourselves and others just don't?Have you ever met someone and give them the benefit of the doubt, only to realize that your first impression of them, your gut instinct that was talking to you and you chose to ignore it? Ignoring your natural intelligence, the instincts that have kept you alive or kept us alive for centuries? Why are you losing your intuition? How are we losing our intuition? And more importantly, how do we get it back?Stay tuned to get to the answers.Key Takeaways:By not listening to your intuition, you train yourself to not trust yourself (2:52)You can either enhance your intuition or ignore it. It's a gift from God (6:54)Energy and intuition are intertwined (7:28)You have to be in tune with your discernment, intuition, and goals (7:59)We can create whatever we want (9:21)You shouldn't be depending on other people (9:35)You can’t outsource your intuition and your purpose to other people (11:17)You need to take some time alone with yourself… (12:57)How do we start listening to ourselves again? (13:20)Have time by yourself. Ask yourself those real questions (13:54)Please stop listening to all the noise and quiet the noise (15:44)Trusting your intuition, trusting your light, and trusting what you feel like (17:26)Now is a great time to start (20:26)Don't be afraid of displeasing people; you have to do what's right for you (20:56)Additional Resources:Valeria on Instagram
61 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Billion Dollar Couple
In this episode, I interview the billion-dollar couple, Bobby and Castro. They started at the ages of 18 and 22, and they’ve been together for 30 years now. Their marriage is an ideal example of how relationships take work and consistency to grow. They use the term fertilize to refer to the work you do as a couple to understand and empower each other continuously to grow together. Today, Bobby and Sofia are giving us their insights on cash flow in the real state business, some of the essential concepts to starting your own company, and, of course, the indispensable formula for succeeding alongside with your partner.They’re a combination of Jewish, Irish, Puerto Rican, and Cuban, and they certainly bring the best of each culture to their family with two offsprings and two grandchildren. Naturally, with that much responsibility came to a lot of challenges, and Bobby and Sofia are going to tell us how they manage to face those challenges and learn from their mistakes. Tune in as in this new episode, Bobby and Sofia open up to teach us a lesson on love and respect that will create a high impact on our lives and make us grow to success. Key points discussed:The billion-dollar couple tells their story and the challenges of starting young (01:18)Fertilizing your relationship and overcoming the hard moments (05:55)Starting as a business couple and some essential concepts in the real state (11:54)Learning from your mistakes and maintaining a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) (17:34)Empowering your spouse and involving into each other’s world (22:53)Overpaying, overleveraging and other mistakes that can jeopardize any business (29:17)Learning to leave nonbeneficial things behind (33:32)The power of not giving up and letting your relationships grow (38:03)The ability to adapt and why is it so important to grow (44:08)Sofia and Bobby’s tips and recommendations to succeed (45:54) Additional Resources:Sofia on InstagramBobby on InstagramValeria on Instagram
34 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Being Evander Holyfield
In this episode, we have former professional boxer Evander Holyfield, who reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight and then at heavyweight, talking about his childhood and his illustrious career.He talks about the important lessons that her mother taught him early on, and about being bullied around as a kid. He agrees that his upbringing made him tougher and gave him the competitive edge moving into the future.Evander also comes clean on how a house full of nine kids prepared him for his boxing career. He had his first training when he was eight and he was already trying to go to the Olympics when he was in high school…He goes on to talk about confidence, coaching, and practice. Evander remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes. He talks about the struggle and the diet…And then, he also talks about the time when Mike Tyson bit off part of Holyfield's ear in a professional boxing match in 1997.Stay tuned for more.Key Points of Discussion:Evander was the youngest of nine - His siblings were tough on him (2:42)He feels that his upbringing made him tougher (3:33)How his siblings prepared him for his career (9:50)When he first started fighting - the psychology (12:00)His mom wanted him to stand up for himself (13:07)In 1980, he was trying to make it to the Olympics. He made it in 1984 (14:39)Confidence, coaching, and practice (17:49)What Evander’s siblings say now (19:08)His mom took away all the excuses (20:20)The victory saga straddling two weight categories (21:39)When Mike Tyson bit off part of his ear (23:28)What was Evander’s diet like? (27:29)His typical day when he used to fight (28:34)“People who practise are always going to be better…” (32:17)Additional Resources:Valeria on Instagram
21 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Living Up To Your Potential
In this episode, we talk all about potential. You don't even know my potential. Maybe neither do I. And that's what we talk about. I truly believe that our potential is for a purpose. You want to be in your purpose, living your purpose, living your best dream life ever. The pain of falling short is nothing compared to the pain of stopping short. There's shame in stopping short - that's giving up, but there is no shame in falling short, in giving it your best, even when it comes to relationships or friendships, not just business.I don't want you to miss out on your potential by living in someone else's purpose or trying to, because in reality, you can never live in someone else's purpose. It reminds me of the story of the fish that tries to climb the tree…It's whenever you're ready to take that step into your potential, like your purpose is there and there's just me, there's going to be a lot of people that have the same ideas, that have the same callings on their lives, but it's who answers. It's who's willing…You can choose to be afraid and use “being afraid” as an excuse and maybe someone will validate it for you and someone will say: “Oh my gosh, yeah, you're right. That is really scary.” But then, there's other people that have gone ahead and done it.So the only difference is their self-belief that they can do it. And your disbelief that you can't. Stay tuned as we delve into how you can start living up to your potential.Key Takeaways:A story from The Bible, one about the master and his three servants (1:20)When some of us aren't trying, it's because we care so much (2:51)Not trying, and reflecting on what happened the last time we tried (3:30)I truly believe that our potential is for a purpose (3:41)The pain of falling short is nothing compared to the pain of stopping short (4:25)Don't miss out on your potential by living in someone else's purpose (5:34)You have to meet your failures as your teachers (8:29)Are you using everything that you have? I challenge you to create a list… (10:07)Looking at your strengths and your weaknesses (12:17)You might go through wars and battles in your purpose, but feel fulfilled (15:50)You don't need anyone's permission to step into your potential (17:21)If you want to have purpose, you have to continue learning (18:34)Additional Resources:Valeria on Instagram
15 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Manifesting Success With Liane V
In this episode, we are joined by singer and comedian Liane V. I've seen her direct. I've seen her teach people how to film. She’s a woman that wears many hats. But way before all of that, she had to leave everything she loved to make it in Los Angeles, the place where she wanted to pursue her dreams and one day be able to take care of herself and her family. She had many struggles coming to management.What started her career on social media was her tryst with Vine, a short-form video hosting service.So she was selling cars Monday through Friday, then I was a backup singer on the weekends for an artist. So she would travel in and out of town and then vine in between.She comes up with tips for those who are trying to get on social media.She also talks about stepping out of the box. “Being uncomfortable is a level of growth,” as she affirms.As for her formula to success, she thinks it is very important to make sure that your mind is right because the first issue always starts in your mind, be it an insecurity, be it an issue that you have with somebody or a business issue or anything.“What I think is so important for success is knowing who you are and being consistent with the truth, which is the reality of things of what you want to manifest,” she says.Stay tuned to get the full scoop as Liane shares her wisdom with us.Key Points of Discussion:After high school, Liane wanted to move to Los Angeles (2:11)She sold cars, was a backup singer on weekends, and filmed vines (3:04)For those trying to get on social media: Study what’s trending (4:08)You have to be willing to do something someone else hasn't done… (5:06)The advice she would give relates to consistency and research… (5:20)“Whatever you put your mind to, you can do.” (5:45)Everyone has insecurities. You have to take it all within yourself (8:33)What she thinks is very important is making sure that your mind is right (10:53)You have to elevate your thoughts (11:13)She feels prayer and self-help books helped her (11:22)Know who you are and be consistent with the truth… (11:39)Whatever door opens in, whatever God has for you, be open to it (13:08)Additional Resources:Liane V on YouTubeLiane V on InstagramValeria on Instagram
25 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Utah's #1 Realtor Is A Real Life Hero
In this episode, we have with us, Jimmy Rex. He is the number one real estate agent in Utah. He's sold over 2,000 homes. He’s not only a top realtor but also part of a super special ops team that saves trafficked children and women all over the world.He also has his own podcast - He’s in the speaking space as well.We dive into how he became this amazing human being that is impacting people.And he’s impacting lives at so many levels - He’s educating people, literally saving people and also raising money to save more.There are so many of us who may be restricted or we see an injustice and we just say: “Okay.”Jimmy talks about just doing it and taking action to change the narrative. His take: “People ask me all the time, ‘Well, what can I do to help?’ I say, I don't know your skill set. I don't know who you are. I don't know. Like I knew what I could do to help... And so I did those things, right? And so I always tell anybody if you're listening, like what's your skill level? And it can be little things. It can be big things like, and then just taking action, right? Like just do it like, so yeah, you don't need permission to do good on this.”Stay tuned to know more about this incredible journey Jimmy has undertaken.Key Points of Discussion:At age 21, Jimmy was selling steak and chicken door to door (2:52)He started a company; he got saddled with 125 grand debt at age 23 (2:58)He jumped into real estate when he was 24 and hired a really good coach (3:49)Since he was hugely motivated, he sold almost 150 homes in two years (4:20)Every day, he would get up and by 7 o'clock, he would be in the office (4:52)For about eight-nine years in a row, he read 100 books a year (5:18)He started putting 25% of every cheque he made into a separate account (6:32)He started buying real estate (6:45)Networking and working with Operation Underground Railroad (6:53)Hearing Paul Hutchinson speak totally inspired him (7:14)He’s been on 11 ops with Paul and they've rescued over 100 kids (7:44)If you don't have the money to give today, that's the reason you should (11:39)They’ve been able to rescue 3,000 kids (17:12)“I knew I didn't have much influence. I just wanted to do something.” (20:39)You can change a lot of people's worlds by recognizing you are the day (23:23)Additional Resources:Child Liberation FoundationOperation Underground RailroadChildren Need FamiliesThe Nazarene FundValeria on Instagram
22 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Heart Of A Dreamer
This episode is about having the heart of a dreamer - I believe our purpose is hidden in our dreams. This one essentially deals with how dreaming big can give you a head-start.Children dream big. They have not yet had all these limitations and boundaries placed on them, sometimes by people that absolutely love them or that are looking out for them.I also talk about how it is with someone who doesn't dream.Someone that doesn't dream is somebody that doesn't have hope, that they're stuck, that they're a slave. A slave mentality is what doesn't allow you to dream. Maybe it's a career that you chose, that you actually invested into it and you chose this and you thought about it. And maybe because it was a good idea. Maybe because people told you you would make money, your family pushed you into this, or it just advised you into this because they love and care about you, but maybe it is not your actual heart dream. And that's why you're at a place where you feel like you don't have hope or you don't have a vision for it. Or maybe you're trying to live out somebody else's dream that was never yours to begin with. Right? So when we're children, we're free. Where it's the opposite of a slave.You have the tools. You just need to hope, to dream, to work.Free people dream. Children dream. That's our goal.God's actual will is for you to walk in the freedom that He's given us.We all have dreams. We all have things we want to do, but there's a small percentage of us that actually does them.Realize where you're at. Realize that your dream is real, that you have a purpose, that you are important, and that you can make an impact. Stay tuned for more.Key Takeaways:Someone that doesn't dream is somebody that doesn't have hope… (1:57)When we're children, we're free (2:40)God's actual will is for you to walk in the freedom that He's given us (3:22)It's really silly for, for example, anyone to place their limitations on me (3:38)It's just that at some point, you stopped believing (5:20)I believe that our purpose is hidden in our dreams (5:24)Realize where you're at, that your dream is real, that you have a purpose… (6:28)Heal and come to a place where you're free, where you can dream again (7:26)You have the tools. You just need to hope, to dream, to work (11:29)Just the fact that we're able to work on our dreams... we're blessed (12:17)No. 1 reason why people aren't acting on their dreams: Lack of courage (18:42)It has been too long and your destiny can't wait for you forever (18:54)When you're dreaming, dream big (19:47)If you're not up for the challenge, someone else will be (20:46)Be willing to be used as a tool to do something great for our world… (21:01)Additional Resources:App "Soultime" on Google PlayValeria on Instagram
54 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
The Importance Of Personal Growth As Your Success Increases - Interview w/ Lex Borrero Former V.P. of Roc Nation Records
Stay tuned as in this episode, I interview big dreamer and huge achiever, former vice president of Roc Nation Records and now the creator and founder of Neon16, Lex Borrero.Lex talks about things ranging from the lessons he drew from his mother, who was a pastor, to the obstacles he encountered while growing up. He says being a youth pastor taught him a lot about engaging youth and being impactful in their lives.He talks about his first check as a producer in the music business leading him to other opportunities where he got to manage some big artists and started creating a name for himself while still “hustling”.He reflects on the importance of treating all people right. He confesses that he’s had many ups and downs in his personal life. “Life is a roller-coaster for everybody,” he maintains, adding: “It's just whether you choose for it to be enjoyable… or you're the person in the roller-coaster and throwing up and dying because you're on the roller coaster.”He also lets us in on the challenges that being successful brings. “Successful people have a hard time balancing… success takes a lot of your time. And so part of that process, in that process, I've gone through failed relationships that have shifted my career and shifted my decisions,” says Lex.You don’t wanna miss out on access to Lex’s nuggets of wisdom in this installment of The Dream Life.Key Points of Discussion:Lex’s childhood influences and interests (4:18)His mom used to tell him: “You're going to be somebody great.” (5:25)Figuring out how to connect the dots in one’s life (7:08)“A huge part of being successful is you can't think you know it all.” (7:47)Maturing to figure out how to connect with all kinds of people (8:35)An experience back in high school that taught him how to handle failure (9:23)It led him to ultimately figuring out that he wanted to do music (10:32)“Wear the pain on your back, not on your heart.” (11:46)Lex ended up signing an artist at 16. That artist got a deal with Universal (14:31)At 18, he got his first check as a producer in the music business (14:53)Treating all people right (18:22)He didn't learn early on to focus on himself at some point (21:41)Going through failed relationships that shifted his career and decisions (21:55)Appreciating where you're at and what you need in that space (22:29)Health took a hit. That led him to understand he couldn't work every day (23:27)95% conversations when we hang out link to our human aspect, not work (26:16)“The biggest key of motivation is perseverance.” (27:06)After his divorce, he moved to Toronto to get a new perspective in life (28:30)He moved to Miami again for another personal reason (29:14)“You have to know where you're standing to know where you're going.” (30:44)It all comes to quality of life at this point (32:32)“It's about us being in a position where we can impact culture.” (35:11)The hallmark of a great songwriter (38:58)What does it take to be an artist? (41:35)Come in and approach a relationship with “What can I do for you?” (45:30)Even if you want to impact people, focus on yourself too (47:54)Additional Resources:Drake playlist - Best songs on YouTubeSelena Gomez - 'Lose You To Love Me' on YouTubeJon Bellion - The Human Condition (Full Album with Lyrics on YouTube)Valeria on Instagram
61 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Find The Thing That You Love Doing - Interview w/ Michael Gonzalez, CEO of FitTea
In this episode, I talk to role model and mentor Michael Gonzalez, CEO and founder of FitTea, a leading detox tea brand launched over 6 years ago. Michael attributes a lot of his success to his early adoption of “influencer marketing”.I'm sure you've seen FitTea on Instagram. Maybe someone that you know has consumed it. You've seen an Instagram model posting about it. It was everywhere and in your face.At the time FitTea was launched, Instagram was just taking off and he made hundreds of millions using a social media platform that is absolutely free and that we all had access to, just from the beginning.With a very small team, he's sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the product.And Michael is now managing and scaling his next business, HappyTea, a CBD-infused drink.Stay tuned to find out what makes him and his business tick.Key Points of Discussion:Michael’s first exposure to Internet marketing: Selling books on Amazon (3:25)Working with Melrose Management and learning stuff on the sides (4:21)Trying stuff: Every time he’d fail, he’d learn something along the lines (7:02)The catalyst for Fit Tea: Looking for a natural remedy to lose weight (7:16)$30K sales on Day I as he bought a bunch of shout-outs on Instagram (9:38)He got Kylie Jenner, Amber Rose, and Kardashians to endorse FitTea (10:34)The crazy struggles Michael’s been through to reach this point (16:54)The magic moment when the name “FitTea” was his (22:18)When his health ebbed; coming out of it; the birth of HappyTea (23:50)You can start and make something great without all elements perfect (41:08)“I always say discipline is by far the biggest thing for me.” (42:37)“A business is like plates that are spinning.” (42:47)At the end of the day, you have to learn who you trust, who you work with (44:03)Instead of reassessing someone's abilities, bringing them out (47:34)After a while, it’s really not about the money (49:18)You don't have to quit your job to keep turning over rocks (51:49)Additional Resources:'Hope and Help for your Nerves' by Dr Claire Weekes on AmazonFree digital download of Michael's book 'Big Money Moves'Valeria on Instagram
15 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Why It's So Important To Show Up!
Have you ever skipped an important event in your life because of thinking that you were not prepared enough? Do you know where those feelings might be coming from? In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you guys about the importance of showing up and taking action despite the circumstances.If you are here, you should know by now that there are no shortcuts for living your life and achieving the goals you set for yourself. Reality demands you taking action and committing to the things that you really care about, cause you can’t expect different results if you aren't doing anything different.Tune in and stop making excuses to self-sabotage and prevent you from growingKey points discussed:The reasons behind you not showing up (00:53)Taking action and exploiting opportunity despite the circumstances (02:28)It takes more than a single one decision to arrive in the place where you feel proud to be (03:32)The consequences of letting fear take over your decisions (04:14)The magic effect of showing up (06:12)The key formula to start showing up more (10:43)---Follow me on Instagram!
18 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
When No One Believes In You
Reinforcing our belief systems and how to overcome those moments of doubt when no one seems to believe in us, that's the topic of today's episode. So, how do we begin to go down this path of improvement and pushing past others limiting beliefs? We start by knocking down all those negative thoughts that you hold about yourself and start building a new and improved mindset that gives you the confidence you need to pursue your dreams.You’d be surprised by how many incredibly successful people had to deal with rejection and guilt on their way to achieve their goals and you know what? They succeeded anyway. When you know that you are working through something that’s completely aligned with your goals and your purpose, facing haters and people who don’t believe in you becomes irrelevant, but you have to learn how to deal with this issues so, today is mostly a lesson on trust and faith.Tune in and join me for this beautiful and important journey on a new episode of The Dream LifeKey points discussed:Landing on our traditional belief system and the idea that no one believes in you (01:02)Examples of truly outstanding people moved by the force of their purposes (03:39)Breaking the vicious cycle of disbelief (06:24)The excuses we tell ourselves to not run after our goals (08:38)Be the person who stands up for yourself (10:16)On not letting rejection become in your way (11:43)Start building a new belief system with this exercise (14:01)Follow me on Instagram!
14 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
No Career Is Safe Now
In today’s episode, we are talking about how staying in your comfort zone can actually represent a risk for your future. Why? Just take a look at how radically the world has changed in the last few years thanks to the technological advances, the revolution of AI, and robots coming after service jobs, even the way employers hire these days has completely changed in 2019.With everything that’s going on right now concerning the transformation of the global economy, maintaining a closed mind and living by the rules that our parents lived by, might be keeping us away from living our dream life. That’s why we need to have the courage to pursue our own ambitions now, cause the only time we can actually do something about the future is today.Join me for this episode and learn about all the tools and opportunities you can take to start reinventing yourself.Key Points discussed:How is the internet revolution affecting our way of life? (01:03)A story about not becoming a casualty of your own circumstances (02:31)Try to take a look of your circumstances from a different perspective (05:15)Line up with your true identity to find your purpose (06:25)Double-check every step of your process when you feel unmotivated or depressed (08:54)Stop comparing yourself to others and believe in yourself (10:03)Take advantage of all the digital tools available to you (10:54)Follow me on Instagram!
24 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Before My Dream Life - Part 2
In today’s episode, I want to take you back into my early days as an Instagram and fitness influencer and what happened after I decided to follow my own path, beyond the fitness and beauty world to become a businesswoman.What happens when you start to feel too comfortable in one place? You have to learn to recognize those moments of stagnation in order to start planning your exit strategy and let me tell you, it is not easy to let go of the things that provide you some sort of stability. But, if you want to live your Dream Life it is super important that you are ready to face the challenges that starting a new life represents.So, tune in, sit back and join me for this new episode to start envisioning your Dream Life.Key points discussed:Finding my true calling in business (00:52)When everything starts feeling really comfortable, get ready! (04:26)Learning my way through all the different business’ areas (05:59)A very important note on partnerships (07:24)About how my modeling and fitness career were holding me back (11:08)Finding your own peace of mind and the power of thoughts (13:22)Connecting with your inner voice (17:44)Be sure to follow me on Instagram!
26 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Before My Dream Life - Part 1
Welcome to the first episode of The Dream Life, a podcast dedicated to those who feel ready to pursue their goals and are willing to fight for them. My name is Valeria Orsini and through these episodes, you will find all the different aspects of my journey building my own personal brand, all the things that had to happen for me to be here and how I became successful showing up for myself.When everything starts to fall down behind your back, you have two options: staying still contemplating the chaos while everything falls apart or reinvent yourself in order to keep moving forward. That’s kind of what happened when I decided to jump from traditional modelling to fitness influencer and finally starting my own business.Tune in and learn how to win the confidence to follow your Dream LifeKey points discussed:The story of Valeria: a tale of mixed cultures (01:03)Becoming the alpha female of my surroundings (04:43)Landing into modelling like a rookie, carrying it on like a pro (09:59)Developing my intuition and learning how to be more present in every situation (15:31)The downfall of the publication industry (18:36)Reinventing myself in times of crisis (20:52)Growing up as an entrepreneur and building my own brand (23:11)Be sure to follow me on Instagram!