I was in tech. I built an app for college students to save money.
I wanted to be something different everyday, but the theme was always around having my own business.
I take a step back to appreciate myself and capabilities: this includes having an intense workout, sitting in the sauna, taking an extra long shower and pampering myself all while listening to Kygo. The little things that cost nothing make me feel SO good.
Sara Blakely. She is self-made and her grit and consistency is admirable. She managed to build an empire and give back, all while living life.
That’s why it’s a secret 😉
I’m a very social person, so the fact that I can hang out, go to events, have long meals with my clients and connect people with each other throughout the day makes my job fun.
Sometimes doors are a lot harder to open than expected. Jokes aside, in a competitive industry along with a tough market, the most difficult aspect is accepting that a lot of factors are not controllable and making sure my clients are stress-free the entire time is very challenging.
Cold calling and social media are easy ways to generate leads. Industry knowledge, trust and service close the deal.
I’m a big fan of all the NPR, PompGlobal and Coindesk podcasts. I listen to at least two every morning while I get my day started. I read about two books a month, usually business, self-growth, sales, and psychology oriented.
If my favorite meal wasn’t a vaca frita con arroz y frijoles y maduros would I even be from Miami?
The Biltmore has always been my all time fave. It is so historically elegant and will never go out of style.
I was showing an investment industrial property to a VIP client and when I was opening up the back door a lizard attacked me. The lizard attached onto my leg and wouldn’t come off and I had my client kick my leg to get it off. *Lizards are my biggest fear and I was not OK.
I wake up at 5 a.m. every day.
Bahamas! It is so quick and easy to get to from Miami, and it feels like you’re in another world.
Your first two years are basically an internship. Be a sponge and absorb everything.
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