Friend Friday – The Happiness Queen

ValentinaHappy You Happy Me

Today on Friend Friday, we are thrilled to introduce you to Valentina Febres Alvarez, the founder of 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?

Self judgement.

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.

Happy Family Happy MeAre 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.

Anything else?

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

Happy Drawings

We have two opportunities for you to share happiness:

1 – Join Valentina’s Happiness Reminders (look for the orange bar on the home page under the sliding images) and be entered to win a Happy You Happy Me T-Shirt.

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 (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.

Comments (10)

  1. good morning , I’m happy to see and read that you are living an inspired life. Tell Ben & Juls I say hi. Today my action will be to spend quality time with children both my own and others through the fun practice of yoga.
    Thank you
    In kindness
    Kim D

    Kim Drouillard
    Oct 3, 2015 Reply
    • Kim, I’m sure you’ll brighten those kids’ lives through teaching! Juli misses your classes.

      Oct 5, 2015 Reply
  2. I’m going to make a delicious home cooked meal for my family!

    Oct 4, 2015 Reply
  3. Lots of extra cuddles with my boys!!!

    Oct 4, 2015 Reply
  4. Loved reading this interview! I am going to take my daughter (who is on fall break this week) to my favorite local coffee shop and introduce her to the most fabulous new pastry, which I knew she would like immediately upon first encountering it. Happiness all around!

    Denise G
    Oct 6, 2015 Reply
    • Thank you Denise, don’t forget to post a picture of her face as she eats it 😉

      Oct 8, 2015 Reply
  5. I’m going to make a yummy raw vegan blueberry cheesecake for my mom’s birthday. And if I win the gift certificate I will give my mom a straw to help her on her health journey. 🙂

    Christiana B.
    Oct 10, 2015 Reply
  6. My family is all battling Lyme and multiple immune issues. We make smoothies most mornings full of supplements and greens. I love having my little helpers join me in the kitchen, and get excited about all the good stuff going into the mixer. Having fun glasses and straws makes the “medicine” go down that much easier. We have slowly been adding to our collection since there are six of us. Getting to use the snazzy glass one is a huge deal! Lots of smiles all around. I love that we can delight in the little things. =)

    Oct 14, 2015 Reply
  7. I have a friend who is in the process of moving and is exhausted from it. I’m putting a care package together for her and sending it today to boost her spirits.

    Oct 15, 2015 Reply
  8. My mom is going to a new doctor today to be treated for a torn meniscus. I know she’s scared, so I offered to go with her. Afterwards, I’m taking her out to dinner.

    Rick T
    Oct 15, 2015 Reply

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