Episode SGS-0035 – You Make It Through: Shawn Zanotti

Episode SGS-0035 – You Make It Through: Shawn Zanotti

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Episode SGS-0035 – You Make It Through: Shawn Zanotti

Thank you for jShawn_Zanotti_StevieGSuccessShowoining me on The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, with our show guest today Shawn Zanotti a public relations specialist who is making her mark in the business of branding people, products, and companies. This rising star among women in business had to overcome the devastating loss of her husband at an early age, in order to survive and make a great life for herself and their child. Her story will move and inspire you to make it through life’s biggest challenges. 

Before I introduce you to Shawn, I want to thank you for your support as a listener and for sharing our broadcasts with the people that you love and care about. This show now has listeners in 53 different countries and I have you to thank for that. Some of you send me emails sharing how you have been positively impacted and inspired by these episodes, and that to me is the most exciting part of this journey. Although some of us have never met, and we may never meet in person, I love that I am able to contribute to your life and that you can be inspired by the stories of my remarkable guests.  I know that you have countless resources for information, and I am grateful that you have chosen to include this show as part of your life.

Over the many years that I have been as student of life, success, achievement and peak performance, I have noticed that no one achieves greatness without first going through the fire. Now, the fire of which I speak is a metaphor for the obstacles and challenges which will appear in our path as we travel through our journey on this planet.

Everyone is handed adversity in life, and some will appear to have it harder than others, and some will appear to have it easier than others. However, for the person in the struggle, it can be overwhelming, devastating, and often a life changing event. These fires can often paralyze us from moving forward and it can cause us to quit on ourselves, on others…and on life itself.

These fires and adversities can show up in the way of a physical or mental injury through accident or at the hands of another. It can show up as loss of a job or career, financial ruin, loss of a close or intimate friendship, loss of marriage through divorce, and what many consider to be the ultimate loss…the death of a loved one.

These fires are never easy to handle and often they appear when we least expect them, when we are the least prepared, and when we are most vulnerable. You may have heard the phrase “You can prevent Forest fires,” in reference to a forestry and wildlife conservation campaign in which the character known as “Smokey the Bear,” counsels us on ways that we can prevent the destruction and devastation of our forests and wildlife. However, in life, while we can certainly avoid certain types of losses and devastation, there are a number of challenges which will present themselves which we cannot prepare for or avoid. These are the fires that we must each face in our own time.

A benefit of knowing that each of us will and must face adversity, is that as others have gone through similar fires, we have a resource for learning how to handle and move through these difficult times in our lives. By learning what others are doing or have done to overcome these challenges we can apply those lessons in our own lives and perhaps in a small measure, lessen the pain or shorten the duration of it.

And as each of us must face our own adversities, keep in mind that facing the adversity is not what makes us unique. Rather, what makes us unique is how we move through the adversity, and how we grow and evolve from it. So called bad things will happen; it is how we respond to them that defines your character and determines the quality of your life. We can choose to remain in eternal sadness, paralyzed by the loss or fear resulting from the loss, or we can choose to stand up again and continue the journey that we call life, bringing hope and light to others along the way. This is exactly my show guest is doing. 

Here now, is my interview with Shawn Zanotti.

About Shawn Zanotti:

Shawn Loren Zanotti is a critically acclaimed author, world renowned speaker, entrepreneur, and is the CEO and Founder of Exact, a company that specializes in sports, entertainment, and business-to-business non-profit and marketing assignments. Drawing from her own personal experiences as they relate to sudden loss and death, single parenting, juggling career and family life, building a business, breaking into the PR business and various other obstacles, Shawn allows life to be an open book and raves on, “If you think it, you can achieve it,” and offers inspiring messages that relate to many people. 

Shawn is a graduate of HamSHAUNbook_tips_FINAL-1pton University, Hampton, VA where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcasting. After a successful career in broadcasting as a TV News Reporter at various TV news stations, Shawn chose to expand her media knowledge by pursuing an entrepreneurial venture. She noticed a gap between the role of an involved publicist and the client–which was the birth of what is now known as Exact. Shawn is also the founder of Journey, a luxury apparel line for the man, woman, child and dog. The brand in itself was strategically named Journey to symbolize the ups and downs of life. The logo is a circle of J’s in various directions to mimic the roller coaster of life. The fashion line is luxurious, comfortable clothing which is designed for the trendsetter.

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Episode SGS-0034 Conrad Alagaban Jr: The Face of Your Message

Episode SGS-0034 Conrad Alagaban Jr: The Face of Your Message

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Episode SGS-0034 – The Face of Your Message: Conrad Alagaban Jr.

Conrad Alagaban Jr., Headshot Thank you for joining me on The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, with our show guest today Conrad Alagaban, Jr., an entrepreneur located Dallas, TX who is making his mark on the business community there with his approach to not only launching and branding a business. He also helps individuals figure out and come to terms with whether they have what it takes to step into the world of entrepreneurship.

Before I introduce you to Conrad, I want to thank you for your support as a listener and for sharing our broadcasts with the people that you love and care about.  This show is currently heard in 52 different countries throughout the world which is exciting as there are as of my last count in 2015, a total of 196 countries. At this rate we will soon have listeners in every country, or at least those with access to the internet and with the ability to speak and understand English. That is exciting to know that we started with no audience at all and we now have thousands of downloads around the world.

That is a reflection of the world in which we live, and highlights the people’s desire for information, good information that will help them, that will help you…accomplish your objectives. You have countless available resources for information, and I am so grateful that you have chosen to include this show as part of your educational, learning, and entertainment experience. I do hear from many of you via email and also through the StevieGSuccess Facebook page, and I would love to hear from even more of you. So go ahead and send your comments and questions, and I will continue doing my best to answer you as best I can. 

Several months ago, I was invited to attend the graduation ceremony at Bella Modeling, one of the top modeling schools in Texas, by its CEO, Estela Trevizo, who some of you may remember was a recent guest on this show. I have attended many similar events over the years and one of the things that stood out for me was the quality of the graduates from this particular school. As they spoke and presented themselves you could feel that they had experienced a substantial personal transformation far beyond the confines of how to pose in front of a camera and navigate the catwalk. One standout in particular, was my guest Conrad Alagaban. He had an energy and presence about him that allowed him to stand out in the crowd and I knew that he was someone I needed to learn more about.

In the days following, I looked him up and was not surprised to find out that he is a seasoned business owner, entrepreneur, and someone who is respected, looked up to, and sought after by many start ups and other business leaders in the community. Although he has a relative few years of business experience, he has acquired a wisdom and life experience that is certainly beyond his years.

Like many other leading millennial standouts in this country, Conrad is among those who have opted out of the traditional race to the C-Suite, favoring instead, to make his own path and to help others along the way.

I do want to apologize in advance, for some sections of this interview where the call quality was less than stellar, however, I think you will find it entertaining, education and inspiring nonetheless. Here now is Conrad Alagaban…


About Conrad Alagaban, Jr.:

I am working on solving the missing college experience. I want to help more college students get experience in their field of study before graduating and actually get hired for the degree they studied afterwards! Right now, 70% of college graduates, don’t get a job in their field, and owe an average of $25,000+ in college debt. Ridiculous!

Heres my backstory.

Born on the island of Guam, I was blessed to start my life as a Filipino American. Guam was, at the time, the closest my parents could get to America; the land of opportunity.

As a teenager, my parents found that opportunity to move to Texas, and I have lived in Dallas since. During those formative years, I gained an affinity for business and sharpened my skills through a business leadership program called the Southwestern Advatage. I met thousands of families in their living rooms and listened to their story. This is where I found my passion in helping young people.

After graduating from Northwood University, I grew my company, Con Soleil, into a versatile marketing firm. I hired hundreds of college students and helped them build their communications skills by doing thousands of surveys, calls, and door to door campaigns.

Currently, I am building the Viceroy Entrepreneur Center. Being a Viceroy Entrepreneur is simple, be a self starter. Run your life like its a business. Manage your finances, health, relationships well and tie everything to your core values. We’ll work with you to build your skills for a great career or a great business. Your pick!

All of this is done in partnership with our charity the Young American Voter’s Foundation. Together we are building a professional development program called Life Mentors. Aside from having a strong personal startup skills, our members also build on their community involvement and understanding of how government works!

Connect with Conrad:

Thank you for listening, we look forward to helping you live more, play more, and rock the world!

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Episode SGS-0033 – Detective Daniel Gomez: A Look Behind The Shades

Episode SGS-0033 – Detective Daniel Gomez: A Look Behind The Shades

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Episode SGS-0033 – Detective Daniel Gomez: A Look Behind The Shades

Daniel Gomez_Play to Win_BookWelcome to Episode 33 of The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, where we bring you guest interviews designed to help you live more, play more, and rock the world.

For those of you around the world who has been following us and have subscribed to the show, I am grateful that you are here with us today as we convene for 2016. We took a several month hiatus for several months during the end of 2015 as I was busy promoting my book “How to Live Remarkably: Proven Strategies to Solve Your Problems, Make Better Decisions and Eliminate Stress,” which hit #1 in the U.S. and #4 in the U.K. thanks to all of you!

What often happens to us solo entrepreneurs and business owner’s, is that our business goes thorough seasons or better described as peaks and valleys. When we are in a valley season and there is not much going on, we have time to water our projects and tend to them appropriately.  However, when we are in the peak season, everything seems to be happening at once with talks and appearances and people asking for coaching, and at least in my case, I found that I had to let go of a few projects so that I could attend to what I found were new and demanding responsibilities that accompany having written a #1 best seller book. So, that was the case with the show, however, now we are back!

My guest today is Detective Daniel Gomez, a former police officer with the City of Dallas and licensed private investigator who is known internationally as the Chief Detective on the reality television series, “Cheaters.”

If you are not familiar with the program, it is a reality show where Detective Daniel Gomez goes out into the streets with a camera crew to collect video and audio evidence of people who are engaged in having illicit affairs. Now while the show is pure entertainment for a lot of people, it serves to show us the enormity of the infidelity problem that exists around the world.  Now in an upcoming show we are going to be addressing the topic of romantic relationships and how to avoid being the one who cheats, or from being the one who is cheated upon.

For today however, I want to introduce you to a real life detective, someone who probably knows more about the topic of cheating and infidelity than anyone. Not unlike his television persona, Daniel devotes his career to helping people who find themselves in a bad relationship through his own real life Detective Agency.  Daniel is also an author of the Book “Play to Win” which is a practical guide to help men and women identify the signs and patterns of a cheater, what to do when the signs appear, and how to either save the situation or walk away completely.

So if you have wondered…what kind of person does it take to work with victims of infidelity and confront those who are abusing their relationships? What kind of personality does it take to be involved, day in and day out, with infidelity cases which are one of the most emotionally charged and volatile areas of relationships? How does someone like this maintain balance and sanity in such an explosive environment?

Join me now as we look behind the shades of Detective Daniel Gomez.


About Detective Daniel Gomez:

Detective Danny Gomez is a Texan, born and raised. Growing up in Dallas, Danny pursued a career in law enforcement and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Dallas Baptist University. After graduation he entered law enforcement and served 10 years in a major metropolitan area. Throughout his time with law enforcement, Danny also furthered his interests in becoming a private detective. His invaluable work as a law enforcement officer helped him make the decision to work in the private sector.

After many experiences of dealing with domestic and family matters as an officer, Detective Gomez specializes in these issues, particularly infidelity investigations. It was because of this focused work he came to the attention of Executive Producer Bobby Goldstein. After meeting with Bobby Goldstein, Danny Gomez was pleased to join the team at Cheaters as lead detective for the show.

Danny is proud to have spent over 12 years with Cheaters as Chief Detective. The continued success of the show has allowed him to reach even higher in his work as a private detective. His work with Cheaters, as well as his agency, has made the Gomez Detective Agency the leading agency in this field.

Connect with Detective Gomez:

Facebook:                    https://www.facebook.com/cheatersdetective

Linked-In:                      https://www.linkedin.com/in/detectivegomez

Website:                       https://detectivegomezblog.wordpress.com/

Thank you for listening, we look forward to helping you live more, play more, and rock the world!

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Episode SGS-0032 – Estela Trevizo: A Model Life

Episode SGS-0032 – Estela Trevizo: A Model Life

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Episode SGS-0032 – Estela Trevizo: A Model Life

Welcome to Episode 32 of The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, where we bring you guest interviews designed to help you live more, play more, and rock the world.

Estela by Joel ParesRecently I had the pleasure of interviewing a remarkable lady, CEO and Founder of the Bella Modeling School for men and women, located in Dallas, TX. Her name is Estela Trevizo, and what I found most fascinating is that she, while working as an up and coming model, saw that the system of teaching others about the modeling industry was broken, and so she decided to do something about it. Her story serves as an excellent backdrop for our topic today: “A Model Future.”

Our topic deals with whether we have to wait until we are in our mid 40-50’s before identifying what we truly want out of life. It’s a question that arises frequently but only after we have suffered a loss or consequence of a prior decision. For example, many people begin their adult lives pursuing degrees and careers that they are really not passionate about or interested in. We choose them out of convenience, pressure to follow in the family footsteps, or because of pressure to make a decision before we are fully aware of the facts or circumstances. We get into relationships, have babies, and maybe even get married before we even know who we are and what we really want from life. We end up making decisions at such an early age before being fully equipped to appreciate the long term impact of those decisions, and then the consequences of those decisions begin to rise to the surface, and we say “oh-oh” how did this happen, and what do I do now?

As you look around at the people in your life you will see examples of this “act now, worry about the consequences later” approach to life. You will see people dissatisfied with their jobs and careers, dissatisfied with their relationships, and generally stressed about their futures. Some people will choose to shove it all under the carpet and not deal with anything because it’s too scary, too overwhelming, and more often than not because they are guilt ridden and ashamed for having made the decision, and not making a change sooner.

Creating a model future is something that can begin at an early age, I say as early as in high school and certainly by the time we are in college or recently graduated from college. Creating a model future is actually a very simple process which begins with asking of yourself these 2 questions:

“who am I”

“what do I want.”

These questions will lead you on a journey to examine your values, your priorities, and the things which are important to you. These questions will lead you to examine your feelings and emotions so that you can pinpoint yes, I like these feelings and emotions and I want more of the same. Or, it will lead you to identify feelings and emotions you do not like and hopefully you will be prompted to avoid situations, circumstances and experiences which are likely to bring about these negative feelings and emotions.

The same questions can be used for determining the course of any area of your life, business or personal. When it comes to business ask of yourself “Who am I?”  This will lead you to identify if you are a leader, a follower, a risk taker or safety seeker. If you find you are a leader and risk taker, you may find that perhaps a 9-5 job in a corporate environment may not suit you in the long run because most corporations do not look fondly on taking risk. In which case, you may want to consider starting your own company where you have the opportunity to direct the path of the company.  On the other hand, if you find you are more of a follower and safety seeker, you may be more comfortable working for someone else, accepting guidance and instructions on what to do and when to do it, and collecting a steady paycheck. Either one of these options are fine as long as it is suited to you.

Now regardless of the area of your life that you desire to plan or redesign, it will be important for you to get quiet so that you can listen to the answers. What does this mean? Well, I explore some of that in my conversation with Estela Trevizo who shares that part of her own journey, and how she came to find out what she wants from life and what she is willing to give back to it. Keep in mind as you listen that while Estela found her groove at relatively early age, she is not stuck with it. She can change her career path and direction at any time she chooses and so can you. The point is so long as you are making conscious choices, intelligent choices; based on your desires and not the desires of others…you can lead A Model Life. Help me welcome Estela Trevizo!


About Estela Trevizo:

Estela is an actress and model currently signed with Wilhelmina Austin. She is also the Pageant Director for Miss Frisco Latina, and she is the CEO/Founder of Bella Modeling School.

Her mission is to promote the modern day Latina in the best light possible, through her own personal efforts, and also by inspiring other successful Latinas to do the same. Through Bella Modeling School, she coaches her students to become the best version of them possible, and helps them find the confidence within themselves to take the appropriate action to achieve their goals. She teaches her students how to successfully navigate the treacherous waters that the acting and modeling field may prove for the uninitiated, thus ensuring that her students enjoy long lasting and successful careers in whatever they choose to do.

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  Thank you for listening, we look forward to helping you live more, play more, and rock the world!

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Episode SGS-0031 – Dr. Shelette Stewart: Your Career and Personal Life: An Unlikely Marriage

Episode SGS-0031 – Dr. Shelette Stewart: Your Career and Personal Life: An Unlikely Marriage

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Episode SGS-0031 – Dr. Shelette Stewart: Your Career and Personal Life: An Unlikely Marriage

Shelette Stewart_Book Cover ImageHello and welcome to Episode 31 of The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, where we bring you guest interviews designed to help you live more, play more, and rock the world.

I want to thank you for listening in today and joining thousands of others from around the world who just like you, are looking for some inspiration, and practical answers to solving issues that we all face.

I had so much fun interviewing today’s guest Dr. Shelette Stewart that we went over our scheduled time together. And because she has such a great amount of wisdom and insight to share with you, and because you are going to learn so much from her, I am going to keep my monologue really short so that you can have the benefit of everything she has to say.

Our topic today is “Your Career and Personal Life: An Unlikely Marriage” deals with the dilemma faced by the majority of the world population, which is having a career on one hand, and a personal life on the other. In most cases the career demands win out. Having to make a living to pay for all of the bills and consumption takes priority over your personal life such that your relationship with your spouse, with your children, your health and creative pursuits suffer.  Is there a way for the marriage between your career and personal life to survive and flourish? Dr. Stewart has studied the issue for many years starting with her own personal journey, and she provides you with some of the answers that I think may be just what you have been looking for!

She is the Author of Revelations in Business, Connecting Your Business Plan with God’s Purpose and Plan for Your Life an award winning book which has been endorsed by some of the top business leaders of major Fortune 500 corporations. In it she offers an innovative eight-step Divine Business Planning approach that will position you to maximize your personal fulfillment and professional success in any industry.

You can find all of her websites, and how to reach her via social media right here in the show notes, so without further delay, I too am going to sit down and listen to this interview again…it’s that good! Here now is Dr. Shelette Stewart…


About Dr. Shelette Stewart:

Dr. K. Shelette Stewart has over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic business planning, marketing, and national account sales with Fortune 500 companies including The Coca-Cola Company and BellSouth Corporation.  She is a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program Specialist and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Shelette currently serves as the Associate Director of Executive Education for the esteemed Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business.  She designs leadership programs for Fortune 500 companies and oversees the partnership between SMU Cox Executive Education and The President George W. Bush Institute.  Shelette is also the principal and founder of Stewart Consulting, LLC, a business consulting and leadership development firm based in North Dallas, Texas serving both corporate and non-profit clients.

Shelette is the author of the book, Revelations in Business: Connecting Your Business Plan with God’s Purpose and Plan for Your Life which won a 2012 Christian Literary Award and has been formally endorsed by 14 business leaders including Dan Cathy, president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A  and Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

A much sought after international speaker, Shelette has served as the keynote speaker for many leading organizations including:  Texas Instruments, Women’s Foodservice Forum National Conference, and The NOAH Leadership Training Institute in China.  She has also appeared as a guest on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Daystar Television Network – Marcus & Joni Lamb Show, and a host of other TV and radio programs.

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  Thank you for listening, we look forward to helping you live more, play more, and rock the world!

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Episode SGS-0030 – Tayde Aburto: The Power of One

Episode SGS-0030 – Tayde Aburto: The Power of One

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Episode SGS-0030 – Tayde Aburto: “The Power of One”

Tayde AburtoHello and welcome to Episode 30 of The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, where we bring you guest interviews designed to help you live more, play more, and rock the world.

On today’s show I get to interview a Social Entrepreneur whose love for the individual and small business owner led him to create a new and unique Chamber of Commerce which serves exclusively small businesses. His name is Tayde Aburto, and his company is the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce, and you will learn more about that in a few minutes.

Today’s topic the Power of One was sparked by a story I heard again just a few days ago about a young boy walking along a beach shore where what appeared to be starfish had washed onto the shore. A man walking by asked the boy what he thought he was doing and the boy replied “throwing them back into the ocean where they might have a chance to live.” Looking around him the man said “what difference will it make boy, you are just wasting your time. There are far too many for you to throw back. “The boy picked up a starfish tossed it into the ocean, and said…“it made a difference to that one.”

This story teaches the lesson that we should not forego doing god simply because there is too much good to be done. If we can help make a difference in the life of one person, one animal, one plant, we should go ahead and do it and not be restrained because there are so many other people, things, or causes which also need our help.

In thinking about that story, I began thinking about situations where a single person stood alone to create change, or to confront oppression and injustice. Such as Rosa Parks an American Civil Rights Activist who in 1955 was riding a bus in Montgomery Alabama and refused to give up her seat to a White person.  Most of us probably remember the story of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China where in 1989 during a period of student protests against the government, one man was photographed as he stood unarmed in front of a line of tanks that were attempting to move onto the demonstrators.

We often only hear about these stories if they make the news, but there are so many others which never make the news and consequently we may never hear of people like Andre Angel, who while taking his son to a food shelter to teach his son compassion, was himself moved to the point where he put all of his money and energy into launching Tango Tab, an App which allows restaurants to offer meal discounts to diners, and when a diner accepts the deal, it also delivers a meal to a local food bank.

Or there is Dr. David Vanderpool who had a vision that he could provide medical assistance to those in developing nations, formed an organization named Mobile Medical Disaster Relief.  Or there is a guy in Boone, NC named Doc Hendley a bar and nightclub owner who started an organization named Wine to Water whose mission is to get fresh drinking water to areas in the world that do not have it.

Or there is Laurabeth and Mark Messimer of Santa Cruz, California, who formed an organization named Las Sonrisas, to provide transitional housing for returning female veteran’s to help them resolve PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma. There’s Jacob Tobar and Melissa Powelson, founders of Get Real, an educational initiative being offered to public schools around the nation to help teens develop self-esteem and eliminate teen suicide. There’s Mina Trinity Chang, CEO of Linking the World, an organization which provides education, financial literacy training, and humanitarian aid to developing countries.

There are many people around the world who have done things alone or began causes which were joined by others and these people and causes are positively affecting the lives of millions. So it makes you wonder… what is it about these people that lead them to create these big movements. What do they have that you and I don’t have?

Is it that they are better educated or better funded? Do they know the right people? No I don’t think this is the case because I know quite a few people that began with nothing and with barely a high school education.

If you watch, and speak to, and learn about these people you will find they all share several common traits chief among are compassion, and passion. Compassion is having an awareness and genuine concern for the struggles of others. The other is passion which is an emotion of intense feeling of about a particular subject.

You say, well, I am compassionate and I am passionate about certain things but I do not feel inspired to start a movement. And my question to you is why not?

Why not start thinking about a movement that you can start?

It does not have to be world scale, although it can certainly grow into one. You can start small, in your own home let’s say. What if you started a movement where you and your family ate healthier, began to exercise more, or watched less television and instead actually talked to each other and engaged with one another?

What if you start a movement in your school to provide healthy lunches and healthier snack alternatives than those currently offered which only end up making the kids fat, sluggish and disease ridden as they grow into adults.

How about starting a movement in your community to improve the cleanliness and safety of the streets, to create friendlier neighborhoods, or even to create a community garden.

Your movement can be not for profit, and it can even be for profit. There is nothing wrong with making a profit while developing a social cause because then you would be able to do more and be more effective than organizations with good ideas and good initiatives that cannot be effective due to lack of funding required to operate.

Your movement can be business oriented. Look around and see how business is done in your community, in your city, in your state? Have you ever thought to yourself, woe, that is broken, it should be changed. Have you ever looked at the delivery of a product or service and said, I can do this better by doing a, b and c? These are the beginnings, humble as they may seem to starting a movement.

You do not need a special background or training. You simply identify a problem something that is broken, something that can and should be better and you say, I am going to fix that. Each of us have the capacity and I believe the responsibility to change that which is broken be it in our personal lives, or in the world in which we interact. We can either complain about something being broken, or we can make an effort t to fix it.

And to give you an idea of what is possible when you do, I want to introduce you to Tayde Aburto. Born and raised in Mexico, he started working at a young age for his parents who owned a local restaurant in his neighborhood. He learned what it is to work hard, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Marketing, and Bachelor’s in Economics. Moving to the United States he worked for several international corporations but found that his heart was not with big business. Rather it was with the small business owner. Looking around he sat that the majority of established business support services existed to help the big guy, while the little guy seemed to get lost in the noise and politics. Rather than complain about the situation he took a look at what others were doing and decided he was going to offer something different. As a result of these efforts he formed the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce, which is now beginning to celebrate national attention and relationships with some big companies for the benefit of the individual small business owner.

I know you will enjoy this fun interview, so here now is Tayde Aburto…


About Tayde Aburto:

Tayde is a social entrepreneur and Internet marketing strategist with more than 13 years of extensive work experience in both the public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master’s in Marketing. He stands for ethical business practices, integrated marketing strategies, innovation and projects that help to make a change. He is the Founder of the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce, a social enterprise using the power of business to get Hispanic-owned businesses online and to help them to become more competitive by using the Internet as a business tool. HISCEC has been profiled on Univision San Diego, Fox5 San Diego, Channel 10, NBC San Diego and Azteca America for providing innovative solutions to its members and for being a results-driven business association. The Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce has grown to become one of the most trusted Hispanic business associations on the Internet.


Thank you for listening, we look forward to helping you live more, play more, and rock the world!

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