We had the good fortune of connecting with Calipso Aranda and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Calipso , how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I am a Libra so I have to Balance ok that’s not a valid answer My balance has changed since the beginning of my Radio Broadcasting Career because radio has been nothing but unstable and yet I am still doing it , I had to hustle my way to make ends meet to just break even every year it just keeps getting better and better I have done nothing but develop all my network relationships at 100% and never burned my bridges although some ppl in my journey might say that I did but who wants a negative Nancy all the time breathing over your shoulder , I think Balance is very important and keeping your mind right and sane is a process not many can achieve but you find your way your nitch wether it’s with music , listening to a podcast , meditating all that helps with balance.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am the Jack of all trades I literally do everything but lately its just been my Radio Career and my new journey in the Financial field I really had no idea I would even be in the business of helping others with their money you see these both come hand in hand I have a Moto that has stayed with me always I am meant to Inspire , Inform , Entertain and to Help others radio gives me life and I get to talk to other ppl and project my energy and why not inform listeners about the value of credit and where their money goes ? we all grew up not getting educated on how we manage our money just that we need to have a credit card and we end up in debt and waste our money on things that we don’t need we need to educate our kids from the way beginning how to be smart with our money this is not an easy thing to do cause I had so much fear installed in my brain and thinking Entrepreneurs where only rich ppl that were already rich and I went for it not looking back it is my responsibility to help others especially in my Latino Community cause we are so hard headed and stubborn sometimes , I am excited because I plan to open my own office one day and have a huge team of leaders that are like minded like me being trained by one of the top money makers is a huge privilege and priceless I had to coachable and let my mentors call me out on my faults and fears believe me this is hard getting out of my comfort zone . I want the world to know about me and my brand because I owe it to myself and my family, my kids they are my reasons why I came here as an immigrant in the trunk of a classic car at the age of 5 from Mexico I am very lucky to be alive today to even write this.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am from the OC but spend 50% of my time in LA and I love me some good Hiking Trails Laguna and Irvine has some good ones not too packed like how it is in LA , Newport Beach is a must see a great way to disconnect especially with your significant other I am a huge outdoors person so if I had to choose between a nice fancy restaurant to a Taco Place I mean Taco Tuesday everyday for us Tacos Guadalajara are the bomb grab it to go and head over to a nice trail with the view to die for , LA has some great scenic routes if you just want to go for a Nice romantic drive Santa Monica or Malibu . if your an LA person museums are a thing and there are museums of just about everything
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe my thanks to so many people that basically gave me my 1st shot or opportunity I want to dedicate this shout out to Elvira Zamora who owns Wardrobe Divas , Justiana McMurray she has helped me a lot on my Spiritual Journey and is my Co-Host on our Podcast Conversations with Calipso & Justiana , My Parents who have done nothing but work hard and lets not leave out the people that follow me and always message me to let me know I Inspire them. I thank God for so much
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