We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Rivera and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angela, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor to my success is my Mindset. I learned a few years ago the power of mindset. I was lucky enough to be surrounded with very successful people who had a winning mentality. I started to learn the way they thought and operated. I started to understand the power I had with the right mindset. I realized that if I wanted something different, if I wanted to accomplish something great, I would then need to operate at a higher level. I needed to be mentally stronger, emotionally stronger. I had to be relentless and extremely self aware. The biggest switch in mindset that changed everything for me, was going from a Victim mindset to a Victor mindset. It’s so common and easy to believe everything in life is happening to you and anything bad that has happened to you justifies why you CAN’T do something or be successful. As soon as I got real with myself and realized I was choosing that for myself and that the whole time I actually had complete control to become a victor instead. Things started to click for me, with a conscience choice and a flip in the usual talk tracks I ran in my mind. I slowly started becoming more and more powerful. I purposed to listen to podcast, read articles, attend events and read books by so many successful people. I started to dive deeper and deeper into how they think and operate. This is not a repeat positive affirmations or anything like that type of change. That honestly never worked for me. This was tangible, high level change. It required messy, complicated, painful self evaluation. I took ownership for anything and everything in my life. If something happened or didn’t happen in my life , it was a choice of mine. Wether I was aware or not. What this did was remove any future ability for me to create excuses, blame shift, procrastinate or allow myself easy outs. For example, one major shift in verbiage I started to use in any situation where I didn’t want to do something, felt lazy or even let fear stop me… I force myself to say- “I am choosing not to do this. Which means I am ok with the current state and I am choosing that result for myself” Taking complete ownership of every decision. Being an active participant in my life instead of just being a bystander to bad habits and lack of mindfulness. One of my favorite authors puts it like this: “When you start to view the world through the lens of what you’re willing and unwilling to pursue, rather than what it seems you want and don’t want, things start to become a lot clearer. You have to deal with your unwillingness to take on the kind of actions accomplishing those things would require and accept that you have been bullshitting yourself. You’ll have a lot more capacity for loving the life you actually do have and create some room to begin striving for the things you actually want in life. You have the life you’re willing to put up with. Life won’t stop for your pauses and procrastinations. It won’t stop for your confusion or fear. It will continue right along without you. Whether you play an active part or not, the show will go on.” -Gary John Bishop Many may never experience this epiphany and they live in a victim mentality forever. Even crazier, some are unaware that this is how they are operating. I am so grateful to have been able to learn from so many successful business mentors personally. I continue to grow this mindset everyday. The way I speak to myself and my thought patterns have changed drastically and they continue to propel me into more and more growth naturally now.
What should our readers know about your business?
I would say the thing I am most proud of is being able to not just help people increase their revenue, but to grow as a human being along with their business. We can kill it in marketing for you & create amazing growth. But if as a business owner you don’t also grow and evolve with your business, you will become your biggest roadblock. You won’t be able to innovate and make decisions on the next steps and the future. You’re business will outgrow you and that’s when you see businesses become outdated or stuck in one stage forever. So I get to also coach my clients on mindset and encourage them to be the best version of themselves. Growing a business is so much more than just revenue. If your personal life is suffering it most likely will show in the business and vice versa.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Fun Fact- my best friend & I actually ran a successful blog Instagram account that showcased all the best spots, restaurants & hidden gems in south Florida! I would say if I had to plan the perfect day or weekend: You should stay at The Confidante hotel. It is one of the most fun and amazing hotels. Added bonus, they have the best guacamole I have ever had in my entire life & that’s saying a lot! Spend the day on the beach getting served amazing cocktails as you enjoy the ocean breeze! Then for dinner & fun go to the Miami Design District. It will have something for everyone! They have a really cool food hall with an awesome bar. So everyone can grab what they want and meet back at the bar! Must haves are the vegan matcha ice cream (I know I know, but just trust me) And the avacado bao buns. Then on another day a must experience is the EAU spa. A little bit of a drive from Miami BUT worth it if you’re fro out of town! It’s incredible and they have a garden area with swings that float above a water pond, lounging areas, awesome food etc. Definitely a great experience!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am blessed with an incredible support system. My family encourages the entrepreneur spirit, the unconventional path, crazy ideas etc. That had a lot to do with fostering my creativity and made thinking big a normal idea growing up. When I was younger my mom created an entire workshop in our basement and would allow me to spend hours creating down there. She supported every idea. My brother is also an entrepreneur so it’s nice to be able to share that passion. Same with my friends, many of my friends own their own businesses, so naturally we inspire and push each other. I have also been lucky enough to bring my best friend in on the business and some of our best work has been created together!
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