“I Chose Life”. Beating The Statistics of Teen Pregnancy- With Daisy Torres

Welcome back, in today’s episode I speak with Daisy Torres and her struggles early on in life when she became a mother at the young age of 16 years old. Coming from a family that worked very hard to make ends meet, Daisy was devastated when she realized that being pregnant meant that she might not be able to get ahead in life and pursue the career she had always dreamed of- that of becoming an architect. In this episode Daisy shares her story of her early life and humble beginnings, the challenges she went through being a teenage mom, and how she was able to beat the statistics for teenage mothers getting a formal education. Daisy, thankfully and with a lot of hard work, was able to get herself through school and achieve her dream.

Daisy places a lot of credit for her success on the support that her family gave her throughout her journey that she says made it all possible. Due to this Daisy is very passionate about spreading awareness about the importance of empowering and supporting young mothers, along with praising them for choosing life, rather than frowning upon them. This, Daisy attests, is what is truly needed to help these young women succeed.

About the guest: Daisy Torres-Pertuz is the VP of Development for Crescent Heights, one of the nation’s leading urban real estate firms specializing in the development, ownership and operation of architecturally distinctive mixed-use high rises in major cities across the United States.

If you wish to support the organization that Daisy spoke about in the interview here is the information below!


Our Mother’s Home: A Non-Profit organization that focuses on assisting young women in the foster program by supporting them in a home that has been set up for them to keep their children under their care while they continue pursuing their high school education. Most women in these circumstances either have no family or have been abandoned by their families.


If you wish to help, please follow the link HERE

You Do or You Don’t. There is No Try- With Christine Conti.

In this episode I share the story of Christine Conti, a relentless and incredibly mentally strong woman who has had her share of victories as well as struggles. With a background in investment banking and teaching, she ventured into her passion in fitness coaching, crushed it, and even co-hosts a podcast called Two Fit Crazies And a Microphone Podcast. With struggles including sexual abuse, infertility and a final diagnosis of a severe form of Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 30, Christine walks us through her journey and shares her perspective that kept her pursuing her goals. Christine has run a total of 30 marathons and also completed an Ironman in 2018 all the while under chemotherapy for her RA symptoms. But she is far from done. Tune in to listen to Christine’s incredible story and see how she was able to experience her breakthrough!

Christine Conti- Get In Touch!
Contifitness.net
Twofitcrazies.com
Christine@contifitness.com
IG: @contifitness

My Dirty Little Secret- I’m An Addict.

I HAVE AN ADDICTION

One that has enslaved me and has ruled my entire life.

My addiction influences everything I do, and it has given me amazing highs but also incredible Lows.

Some have called it ambition, others have called it drive- but what it really is is an addiction to high-level performance.

From when I was 16 years old and in high school, I felt I had to balance 2 part time jobs on top of school and work.

During college at 18 years old I was a full-time student and worked full time to cover my expenses while living on my own.

Now in my adult life at 23 I have pursued 5 ventures in the last 2 years and have always had one thing in mind:

WORK.

I didn’t believe in days or time off for ME, I didn’t believe in coming home at 5 pm and watching TV until bedtime. I had to always be working towards something, building something, “growing” in some way.

This sounds great in theory, but the lack of BALANCE led to my consistent demise.

Here’s the thing, my entire life I have used my performance as validation of my worth. You see I have always been a confident person; I’m forward, outspoken and secure of my views. But being confident in person does not mean I understood or acknowledged my value; the fact that my health, mental wellness and sanity mattered TOO.

I have only come to start to care about my value THIS YEAR, and it has transformed me in many ways.

I want you to understand that this has nothing to do with how I demand people to treat me, or what I expect to receive. This has EVERYTHING to do with how I treat myself. Having a low self-worth is not cured by demanding better from people and their interactions with you, it starts first within yourself and how you care about YOU and choose to put YOU first.

For me this meant acknowledging that my addiction for consistent high-level performance was not giving me self-worth, it was denying it from me, because I was denying myself the personal benefits of living a more balanced life.

Here’s how I came to realize my addiction; I burned out. I observed how my mind fought against me when I took time OFF to care for myself. I felt worthless every single day, for weeks. I stayed strong, more than because I simply couldn’t work because my burnout was so bad, but because I knew the right thing to do was to slow down and tend to myself.

I started to feel better, not only mentally, but that outward confidence started to be backed by a calmness and certainty of self that I had not experienced before. I went from feeling guilty from taking care of me to telling myself FORGET everything else, it’s ALL about me in this moment and that’s all that matters.

I say I told myself, because I literally did. I had that internal dialogue every hour of every day that I was “lazy”. I WENT ON STRIKE AGAINST MYSELF. I have always rebelled against outside influences, this time I rebelled against my own insecurities- and it was LIBERATING.

To all of you fellow high-level performance addicts that are hitting roadblock after roadblock, with all your luxuries, income, achievements and outward success, but lacking in fulfillment, joy and self-worth; try putting yourself first for a change and experience the clarity and peace of mind that comes with it.  

Much Love – Laurie

How Having Full Control of Mindset Can Take You Far- With John Victoria

In this episode we sit down with John Victoria, a young successful entrepreneur who has focused on self-development and getting his mind right from when he was a pre-teen. The beliefs and values that he has created for himself has not only strengthened him to get through risks and challenges in life, but ultimately has made him one of the youngest thriving entrepreneurs I know. He shares everything from his struggles in life to how he got through them, and his overall philosophies in life in this episode.

John Victoria- Get In Touch!
Johngabrielvictoria@gmail.com OR John@polianna.net
Polianna.net
(703)475-6907j

Proving That Living With Depression Does Not Determine Your Level of Success- With Roro Asmar

The truth is, dealing with depression is no joke. It interferes with your motivation, belief in yourself and overall quality of life. Trying to create a great life for yourself where you can be the best you can be becomes so much harder. My guest in this episode was no exception. He struggled for years with his mental health always digging himself deeper into a hole that he didn’t know how to escape from. He found himself at such a low point when he decided to try and take his own life. He was unsuccessful. From that point on he made the decision that he would take control of his circumstances and create something beautiful out of it.. which he did. Find out how on this episode.

Roro Asmar- Get in Touch!
@Chefrorosworld
@Roroslebanese

Laurie Jimenez- My Personal Story Uncensored. Part 2

Many people ask me what it was that inspired me to create the Relentless Minds Podcast and why I am so passionate about helping others “own their story and create their lives”. This is part 2 of 2 episodes where I disclose key adversities in my life that I had to conquer. Challenges that broke me and then made me stronger when I found the strength to say “No More”. I delve deep into my emotions and the mindset that kept me fighting towards a better life for myself. You will learn about the ugly truths of my past, the period where I started to grow and find myself, and then finally how all of that tied into forming the inspiration for this podcast and my overall brand of RELENTLESS MINDS.

Laurie Jimenez- My Personal Story Uncensored. Part 1

Many people ask me what it was that inspired me to create the Relentless Minds Podcast and why I am so passionate about helping others “own their story and create their lives”. This is part 1 of 2 episodes where I disclose key adversities in my life that I had to conquer. Challenges that broke me and then made me stronger when I found the strength to say “No More”. I delve deep into my emotions and the mindset that kept me fighting towards a better life for myself. You will learn about the ugly truths of my past, the period where I started to grow and find myself, and then finally how all of that tied into forming the inspiration for this podcast and my overall brand of RELENTLESS MINDS.