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Mariela Torres of Killemwithchic

“You just realize a lot of the shit we stress about it really doesn’t matter. These are all just moments and they occur to make you stronger, help you build, and put you in a better position. You might not see it at the time, but it is helping you grow into something bigger and…

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Chris Waters of Constructed Adventures

“Surround yourself with wonderful people. If you’re looking to go the entrepreneurial route, surround yourself with other entrepreneurialistic people, people with those side hustles because the first thing you sacrifice when you start a side hustle is your social life. Now weekends are the side hustle. You’re at your 9 to 5, and making money,…

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LIVE with Phillip Esteban

Recorded at our first ever LIVE Coffee & Convos, we chat with Phillip Esteban, a renowned chef based in San Diego who is impacting change in the community and culture. He shares his story about how he steered away from a traditional career into being a chef, how he’s been able to work and learn…

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Riza Clave

“We have to come together to create a bigger impact. You can make an impact on your own, but wouldn’t you rather make a bigger impact with people that have potential that are real and genuine with whatever they’re doing? I’m only human. Energies don’t lie and I feed off that and good vibes. I…

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David aka Stillo Suav

“People are going to appreciate the genuineness. With the brand, I always had the vision and knew what it was going to be. I literally had nothing, I didn’t have a job, barely could pay rent. It was the lowest point and I had nothing to lose. I thought to myself ‘I’m going to take…

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Geminelle

“I can be a voice and I can express that voice in more than one way. Sometimes words don’t do it – wrting songs is fun and great as we can tell stories through them but sometimes words just don’t do it. Sometimes you need something else to pull on those heartstrings that make you…

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SproCast

In this episode of The Coffee & Convos Podcast, we chat with the cast of SproCast, a specialty coffee podcast based in San Diego run by 4 friends – Siri, Jay, Troy, and Asa. They collectively share their story about how they started their career in coffee, how they all crossed paths, and why they…

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Shannan Scott

“It differentiates you when you are actually embodying what it is you value. It’s great for business and it’s also great for you personally because it keeps you in your own lane and you’re not self-sabotaging yourself by trying to do all the different things you might come across. So really looking at ‘what do…

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Gibrán Huerta of BIEN

“You gotta think of yourself as a magazine. Take GQ for example, if you open up their magazine, there’s coffee, culture, fashion, news, and all kinds of things. If you learn to really see yourself not being just one thing, your brand is your magazine. What kind of magazine would you be? And from there,…

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Heaven Leigh

“I’ve been a very closeted creative for a long time, where I would write poetry all the time and would never tell anybody because it was so personal to me and so sensitive that if I put it out there in the world, who knows what other people will think of me. But that’s where…

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