We had the good fortune of connecting with Nico ‘Blitz’ Triunfante and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nico ‘Blitz’, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is a double edge sword. I’ve always questioned whether or not to take risks and I’ve found that my spontaneous personality will always lead me to an experience that will enhance my growth. When I was younger I always used to gauge whether or not something was ‘entertaining’ enough for me, as opposed to thinking about the opportunity that comes with it.

Moving to Los Angeles, which was a risk in itself, got me lost in opportunities. But by losing myself in opportunities, I’ve found that risk taking is the ONLY way to grow. Being comfortable is easy and predictable; being risky is uncomfortable but can lead to gold. The key is to enjoy being uncomfortable so that you know how to adapt.

For example look at the pandemic; instead of moving back to San Francisco where I’d literally save money on rent, food, and everyday supplies. By staying in Los Angeles, I’ve found a love for live streaming where I DJ, run my interviews with my business The Lunch Table, and make my income by doing so.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a DJ, Media Personality and Radio Producer. What I pride myself in is being able to do so many things to get where I really want to be. The best part about my journey is that I didn’t know I wanted to be a DJ, Media Personality or Radio Producer, but what led me there was learning how to use Photoshop, video editing, blogging, and networking IRL and via Instagram.

Not knowing what to do when I went to college put me in positions to learn, which looked like carrying equipment for DJs across campus, setting up events when I had no experience, learning Photoshop to create flyers, and picking up a camera to start filming. I use the skills I learned in college professionally in my career.

No one told me to start DJing, I decided to do so when it was my grandmother’s 75th birthday and felt comfortable enough to buy a DJ controller and start. No one told me to continually network with artists that I thought were cool and interview them, I just loved to do it and still do. No one told me I should DJ on radio, I just made that a goal of mine and figured out how to make it a reality. No one told me to DJ stream for 160+ consecutive days on Twitch, I just found DJing on there to be hella fun and made it my goal.

What I want everyone to get out of this portion of my life is that the goals you set for yourself are achievable, but it’s just a matter of how bad YOU want it. Anyone can tell you what they think you should do and where you should be in life, but the fact is that if you don’t set the goals for yourself and figure out ways to get there you’re going to be lost and miserable.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly the best pizza I’ve had in SoCal is Little Toni’s Pizza in North Hollywood. I’d probably also go to Nguyen’s Kitchen which has the BEST garlic noodles, or Quarters in Koreatown. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to Roslynn C. As a Filipino-American in the music industry, I aspire to be as connected and well-respected for their talents and willingness to unite the worldwide Filipino/Asian community as Roslynn.

Website: https://twitch.tv/nicoakablitz

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicoakablitz

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicoakablitz

Facebook: https://facebook.com/nicoakablitz

Youtube: https://youtube.com/thelunchtable

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