Happy You Happy Me
Today on Friend Friday, we are thrilled to introduce you to Valentina Febres Alvarez, the founder of HappyouHappyme.com. Her mission is to remind the world of where true happiness comes from. She started with the question: Has the world forgotten how to be happy? Now, her life orbits around the happiness subject and how to help those interested in the experience of it. Let’s meet Valentina!
What is your greatest asset?
My relationships. I find that who I surround myself with, is a reflexion of who I am or who I want to become. My friends, family, co-workers, partners, vendors, all of them are my support system to accomplish my purpose in life.
What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
I love my morning routine, so I’d say I get up because fun awaits. In this order: coffee, short meditation, reading, green juice (with our Strawesomes of course!) kids, husband and work.
Name the last thing that really inspired you?
My son genuinely having fun with his special needs friend.
What would people say is your worst characteristic?
If you had enough money to retire right now, what would you do?
I would buy a small house by the water and half a year I’d travel to South America and Africa to spend time with kids there, teaching probably. The other half of the year, I would keep developing fun products for HappyouHappyme to remind the world where true happiness comes from.
What made you decide to do what you’re doing?
Pain. When I experienced the pain of facing the illness and death of my own mother, and focusing on how it was affecting me, that pain woke me up. I was doing this all wrong. You can find the long story here.
How did you get started in the business?
I was surrounded with the right people who happened to believe in me.
Are you working on any current projects?
Yes, stay tuned! It would be made available to the world, hopefully before the end of the year, or beginning of 2016. It’s a powerful tool for staying happy, regardless of the circumstances that life has for you.
What type of advice would you give other entrepreneurs?
Conduct your business with your three most important values in life.
How do you motivate people who aren’t close to you to see your vision?
I have a free product called HappyouHappyme Reminders. This is the core of seeing happiness around you. When they sign up to receive Reminders, they have access to powerful tools to be applied immediately. Life should feel as a place where we are always fulfilled. My intent is to show people the way to stay that way.
Brian and Daedra, Thank you for letting me be part of your community. I like what you do, and find it inspiring to my own business. ~Valentina
We have two opportunities for you to share happiness:
2 – Leave a comment below with the action you are going to take today to add happiness to another’s life and be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to Strawesome.com (which you can use to make someone happy too)!
Both random drawings will take place on October 15, 2015 and the happy winners will be notified by email.