We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Franca and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I used to always strive for balance in my life but came to the realization that it is not maintainable for me personally. I believe in having seasons in life and there are seasons where I will devote myself more to my career, business and clients and others that I will take more time for myself, family, and rest. Regardless of the season, I make sure to always prioritize in at least 30 minutes in the morning and evening for myself that is non negotiable. By looking at my life through the lenses of seasons, it has taught me to take off the pressure on myself to have a balance because it just wasn’t something I was able to accomplish and then felt frustrated about it. With that, I have learned that it is important to notice the season that you’re in and make sure that you don’t extend a certain season. If my career is in a growth period I need to make sure that in those 3 months I do all that I can to push it’s growth, but that push has to be scaled back in the following season which helps me prevent burnout as well.
What should our readers know about your business?
My business started due to my own health struggles. For years I looked for answers to my symptoms and was told that “there’s nothing wrong”. I couldn’t take that as an answer and looked for alternative medicine to help me get to the root cause. I then decided to purse it as a career years later as I wanted to help other entrepreneurs be able to build their dream business and lifestyle but also be healthy and not burnout along the way! I am so proud to help hundreds of a clients from all over the world get to the root cause of their symptoms and understand that they are not alone. Their stories matter, there is a root cause for the symptom they are experiencing and healing is possible. Getting to where I am today was not easy, like I shared, my business started because of my own health struggles and it truly showed me that their is purpose in the pain. No matter what you’re going through, you will be able to come out of it stronger and in the long run help others also.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
It’s so fun to share your favorite spots with those visiting! I love to start off with breakfast at LA SOCIAL in MIMO. They have the best cappuccino, food and vegan carrot cake! On top of that the ambiance is great, the back patio is the perfect hidden gem and the owners and staff are so attentive. It’s a must! Following breakfast, there’s nothing better than a bike ride by South Point and enjoying the ocean breeze! We’d typically then spend some time at the beach and grab a late lunch at Pura Vida in South Beach or Edge Water. If you haven’t tried the Mango Salmon bowl you are truly missing out! Then for dinner we’d make our way to Brickell or Miami Beach. My ultimate favorite dinner spot is Hakkassan at the Fontainebleau. The ambiance is nothing like it, the pecking duck is the best and the Fontainebleau is a must see if you’re in Miami! Fun fact: My first job when I moved to Miami for college was at the Fontainebleau, it’s always fun to see how life has changed since then and remember those times!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my mother. She is the strongest women I know and an example in my life. I am thankful for her faithfulness and prayers that have surrounded my life, lifted me up and pushed me further.
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