We had the good fortune of connecting with Christopher Belloso and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christopher, how do you think about risk?
“The biggest risk in life, is not taking risks at all”. I believe taking risk has been played a huge role in my life thus far and has molded me into the entrepreneur today. Now we all know taking risk can be very uncomfortable at times, but I quickly learned it’s the “uncomfortable moments” that creates the growth in our life. One month after I turned 19 years old, I made the decision to move out of my mother’s house in Northern California, take a huge risk and move to Southern California alone. With no room for error and odds against my favor, making that move was a huge risk on my end. But through all the uncomfortable feelings, I was able to make to the other side and experienced massive growth in my life journey.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am the owner of “The Beautiful Struggle Podcast”, a platform that speaks to the black and brown community about business/personal development. This is something I extremely passionate about and gives me the ability to have a positive impact on my community. In addition to the podcast, I also help small business with digital market needs such as driving traffic to their physical location or digital platform.
My entrepreneurial journey has been far from easy, but we all know feeling bad for yourself is not going to help the process. I dedicated countless hours in studying successful people, developing my mindset everyday and taking strategic risk to reach the next level. I believe my growth mindset allowed me to overcome many challenges, in fact I would always see my “failures and loses” as life lessons rather. In addition, I always had deep “why”. My “why” always got me through tough times and hard challenges.
I want the world to know about my story is, it doesn’t matter where you come from, what you look like or even what you have been through, you can do it! Lastly, my brand is all about empowering my community and my people to live the life you deserve. We can come together as a tribe and break our generational curses and build generational wealth.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, living in Southern California we got all the options you need, but one of our biggest attractions is the beach! So I would wake up early on a Saturday morning, pack up some lunch/snacks and head to one of the many beaches. Enjoy a couple hours in the sun and jump in the water. After we are done with the beach, I would give us time to freshen up and head over to one of my favorite higher end restaurants like TAO. After the first day, I would then take my friend to Temecula for the day. Nothing beats hopping from one winery to the other enjoying each other’s company and good food. With the remainder of the week, things will be done based upon our moods. So that could be going on a local hike, visiting a nice outdoor mall or even just going to the movie theatre with the nice reclining seats and servers. The best way to end the week in my opinion is to visit an art museum in downtown LA like The Broad.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost, I have to thank God for placing the right people in my life, keeping me on the correct path and protecting me from the dangers seen and unseen. Second, my mother who has been there for me since day one, always believed in me and never turning her back on me. Lastly, I have to give a huge shout out to my lovely wife, who is also my best friend. She came into my life when I was at the lowest point and spark life into me. My wife has always supported my ambitious ways and never held me back from dreams. God bless them.