Hola Mi Gente today’s podcast we have the Bolivian pop-artist Danny Reyes also known as Drop-D. We dive deep into his passion with music, his journey to where he is today, and how he uses transferrable skills from his biology degree to his production with music.
We find out the background to creating his music and incorporating his Bolivian and Latino roots, how he compiles his songs into his albums and how he finds inspiration. We start off the podcast with his new single “Quedate Conmigo”.
This podcast is not only for music fans but for anyone who has a passion and is looking for that inspiration to follow your dreams and fulfill your purpose.
Today’s guest is Vanessa Fondeur who left her job as a teacher to fully evolve the group she founded called Latino World Travelers. She knew it was her life’s passion and she shared so many memories taking her school-kids on memorable trips she wanted to expand her reach.
More so, she wants to see more Latinos traveling the world and be represented in travel media. We make up such a big percentage of the American Population its a shame that we are not included in the ads we see for travel.
Feeling the travel Bug but the pandemic is holding you back?
Vanessa through YouTube has been holding virtual travel parties which are a great way to meet new people, explore the traveling’s of Latinos abroad, and learn about new places all around the world. These are amazing and showcase Latinos everywhere from Ghana to Japan.
This is Vanessa’s mission, to bring travel into our lives to see the benefits and enjoyment each person can receive when they explore a new place. After years of building up LWT, she is realizing a dream of having a world conference to bring travelers and members of the travel industry together for a several day summit. Due to the pandemic the inaugural year will be held online but that should deter you from signing up and joining. She has an amazing lineup of guest panelists, workshops, and partnerships with companies in the travel industry. Make sure you sign up and attend.
Today’s guest is someone everyone needs in their life. We sit with Soledad Fernandez Paulino and talk money and personal finance.
Latinos & The Economy
As Latinos we hold such a large % of the economy and buying power but such a minimal percent of the wealth. (Great article and stats to that point) Soledad is on a mission to change this and increase our footprint and increase our wealth. Learning more and becoming more comfortable talking about money is the path to increasing our wealth and prosperity.
Starting Wealth Para Todos
She started Wealth Para Todos after experiencing a medical issue which left her on bedrest and unable to work. Many of us currently are in similar dilemmas with the pandemic and massive unemployment. Learn from today’s episode how you can make positive changes in your finances to protect you from the unexpected and live a fruitful life without the drama of worrying if you can afford it or not.
Don’t miss out on this awesome episode
Enjoy’s todays episode and make sure to like, comment and follow both @PlatformLatino and of course learn more from Soledad at @WealthParaTodos.
This was an amazing experience that I appreciate so much. I met Hendel at an event here in NY and we had an instant connection as we were both podcasters. Hendel has a great story of how he got into podcasting and just further strengthened my belief that experiences both bad/good can lead you to your purpose. He currently is the Host & Producer of two podcasts – ImmigrationMIC and Momentum. We talk a lot about his 99th episode which is a touching and motivating story where he lays it all out!
Another thing I took from this interview is that we should never stop learning and always bring in new skills to our toolbox and go out and take risks. Reflection is a great tool that we all need to practice more and look back on our life experiences to learn and grow from them.
I hope you all enjoy the episode, we recorded in Hendel’s studio hence the high caliber sound. Its something Platform Latino can work towards but I know you will learn and have a lot of takeaways from listening!
Today’s episode brings Stephanie Flor on the podcast to talk all things beauty. Stephanie knew from an early age what she wanted to do for a living and hasn’t let anything get in her way.
Find out how Stephanie by-passed the usual career track and pathways to achieve her dreams from jet-setting as a celebrity makeup artist to leading worldwide beauty tours, this is not an episode to miss. We find out from her how she manifests her goals and her current and future dreams. Also there are a few tips out there for the men who think this is just an episode aimed towards women!
If you are interested in joining one of Stephanie’s upcoming trips to Japan or Morocco or just want to follow her journey please checkout the links below.
Today’s guest is Oscar Collazos, an amazing comedian who
lives in New York. I asked him to join us on the podcast today because I loved
hearing about his journey into comedy and making it in New York.
Episode 3 Summary
As some of you know I moved to NYC about a year ago and its had its ups and downs. It was definitely not as smooth as I thought it would have been but I have persevered and continue to roll with the punches. During this time, Oscar and I have met up a few times and probably unbeknownst to him he gave me the boost of motivation here and there to get through some of the difficulties. This is why I wanted to share his story with my listeners and spread the hope and laughs to make it in a new environment.
This podcast runs a little on the long end but it is packed
with gems of valuable tips and advice for anyone; not just people interested in
comedy. It shows how in life you may be put in uncomfortable or foreign
situations but once you push through you only become stronger and wiser. Also there
will be doubters along the way but use that as fuel to really challenge
yourself to prove them wrong.
We close up the podcast with the lighting round where Oscar
answers two valuable questions:
What are some tips for people who move to a new
What is Oscar’s mantra that he repeats to
himself to stay motivated?
I hope you enjoy and I can type forever on how much I love
this episode but I will let you listen first and please share with me in the
comments (here or on social media) on what you think about the episode and your
favorite takeaway. Lastly, please follow, subscribe, share and hopefully give five
stars to the podcast to let Apple know we are cool….. Gracias
You can find Oscar and the Hilarious Colombian Americans at:
I am excited for the month of February because I have so many goals and plans on where to take Platform Latino and really level up. So to really kick off this month I have given myself a 30 day challenge! Well maybe not 30 days because February only has 28 days but it will give me a realizable goal to achieve for the month. The goal is to write a blog post every day of the month. (Don’t worry I will try my best to keep it interesting)
What are my goals for Platform Latino?
My goals for Platform Latino are to create a source for Latino
encouragement. I want this brand to be a platform for Latinos both young and
old to look and learn from for self-betterment. I will be writing articles on
topics I have learned about the Latino culture as well as things I have found
interesting in the past. Coming soon, I will start uploading an interview podcast,
which I bring on Latinos from all walks of life to tell their success story.
How did I come up with the idea for Platform Latino?
One day I was asked what my ultimate goal in life was and I answered that I
would want to leave a legacy of being an influential Latino that served as a
role model for future generations. The follow up question to that was “Who are
your role models?” – This really caught me off guard because I rambled off some
names but I quickly realized none of them were Latinos.
It hit me later when I went home and was embarrassed that I couldn’t really
name many mainstream Latino Leaders. I could easily name European, Caucasian
and even African American heroes but when it came to my own background, I was
at a loss for words.
I asked some friends of mixed cultures if they could name more than 5
mainstream Latino Leaders and many of them really couldn’t as easily as they
could say African American Leaders. On a side note, there is no problem with
having role models from different cultures I just felt that this was a gap in
the education system that could be filled with just some awareness. This is
where Platform Latino was cultivated. It’s my motivation to bring Latino
Leaders to the mainstream and have their names be recognized as much as the
Martin Luther King Jr.’s and the Malcolm X’s.
How can you join me on my journey?
There are a few ways you can follow and even help me on my journey:
Social Media – you can click on the links below and follow the PL pages