In anything that we do, the end goal is to become successful. However, due to various challenges, it can seem impossible to attain our dreams. Learning from others in our respective fields helps us know what we can do or what to avoid if we want to succeed. It also encourages us that we, too, can attain our goals, and we shouldn’t give up. Here is what we can learn from Dr. Lipo’s success.
Cesar Velilla, also known as Dr. Lipo, studied general surgery and plastic surgery at Universidad de Brasil and was at the top of his class. His education is unique because he has a dynamic background in internal medicine, critical care, general surgery, and plastic surgery. This makes him an outstanding doctor with extensive knowledge in his field.
Dr. Velilla is now a surgeon and the founder of Evolution MD. Together with his team at Evolution MD, Dr. Lipo is using his skills and knowledge to change lives. His specialty is in general surgery and plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Born and raised in Colombia, after getting his MD, Dr. Lipo left his home country in search of his own American dream. However, it didn’t come easy. Dr. Lipo encountered many obstacles along the way. When he got to the U.S., Dr. Lipo had to learn English as he knew only a few words. He recalls that he once spent the whole day translating one page of a medical book with his dictionary as he was preparing for his residency.
As he improved his English skills, Dr. Lipo also worked different jobs to make ends meet and support his family back home. Almost 13 years later, his story has progressed, and he is now a well-known surgeon. He has founded eight clinics and developed the V-SLIMSCULPTURE technique. The technique has been performed in more than 400,000 areas in the last 11 years, making him the surgeon with the highest number of verified liposuctions in the United States.
Here is what you can borrow from his journey.
Never give up.
From a young age, Dr. Lipo had always had an interest in the healthcare sector. This was further fueled when he joined medical school. To further his studies and gain more experience, Dr. Lipo relocated to the U.S. Even though he faced various challenges, at no point did he give up. According to Dr. Lipo, giving up meant letting go of his mission of helping others, and he wasn’t willing to do that.
Believe in yourself.
You become more confident when you believe in yourself, and naysayers cannot sway your opinion. Believing in yourself also means changing your perspective on different things.
Dr. Lipo believed in his dream and his abilities and he focused on making it a reality. Through hard work, determination, and perseverance, he finished his residency, and years later, he opened Evolution MD. Dr. Lipo has since been awarded best resident of the year in 2005 and in 2015 and the AAACH’s highest certification for outpatient surgery, among other awards.
The path to success is filled with distractions, and it’s easy to forget what you are working toward. By committing to his goals and following through each step, Dr. Lipo was able to identify where he needed to improve, which also helped him adopt a growth mindset.
Dr. Lipo proves that even when our dreams seem far away, we still can get to them. As he continues to thrive, he is looking to build one of the most advanced cosmetic surgery centers in Florida so that he can continue to positively impact more lives.
Many people are influenced by their past experiences. Their traumatic pasts determine who they become or what they do as adults. For instance, some borrow from their parents and transfer the same experiences to their kids. But what if you grew up without a dad or even both parents? Does it mean you can never become a good dad or mom to your kids? Your past should not influence your parenting skills, and the story of The Present Dad, George Jones, proves this.
George is a former professional footballer and a self-made motivational speaker who speaks a lot about parenting. He is also an international best-selling author, but this piece will focus on his other side. George went through one of the most significant transformations worth being recognized, from a troubled childhood to one of the greatest dads the world has ever seen.
George grew up without a father, and most of his childhood was spent in violence and extreme poverty. The first positive male figure in his life came when he started joined middle school, and he embraced that experience. It was the first time he ever felt positive affection towards a male. This family took him into their home and cared for him unconditionally. He made every moment of his new life count, which helped him heal to forget from about his traumatic past.
What enabled him to overcome it was his openness. He knew it was wise to open up and get the pain off his chest by sharing and reaching out to other men and learning from them. His efforts led to his transformation and self-discovery. That was when he developed a passion for being a motivational speaker.
George’s troubled past never stood in his way. When he finally became an adult and had kids, he devoted his life to them. All George wants is to give his sons the parental care he missed as a child. He also admits to making mistakes as a dad along the way, but that has not held him back. At times, he has been too hard on his sons because he thought that was what dads were supposed to do. When he reached out to his mentors, they gave him advice on how to coach and provide feedback. George soaked up that information. He continues reaching out to other men to learn more and correct his mistakes to be the best dad he can could possibly be.
As a dad to a son with special needs, George has had to be a present father. He has to do certain things differently, but the aim is to be the best dad to his son and meet his needs. George says that his son made him the present dad he is today. His success as a dad is also attributed to being a stay-at-home dad. Although he knows many men are yet to agree that a man can be a stay-at-home dad, he was never discouraged. In fact, George is happy staying home to take care of his sons while his wife provides for the family as their breadwinner.
George wants other parents to learn that parenting is a privilege not everyone has. He does this through the books he writes, hoping to inspire someone for the better. As a motivational speaker, George advises parents to spend time with their kids and use every opportunity to strengthen family bonds. He believes that saying “Goodnight and I love you” to kids is not enough. At the very least, he hopes parents can pick up their kids from school, have dinner together, put their cellphones down and be present for their kids.
How Karen Hite Co-founded An INC 5000 Agency & Manages Over 200 Employees
Entrepreneurship is difficult, and even more so concerning startups. In addition to trust and synergy amongst founding members, gender diversity within core teams is essential for establishing successful organizations.
There is no common strategy for assembling the ideal startup team. The overwhelming consensus, however, is that female co-founders might be a fantastic benefit for any firm since they bring various perspectives, experiences, and thought processes to the boardroom.
Trust was never an issue between JC and Karen. They had been friends, partners, and confidants and even started a family together out of mutual trust.
Out of need, they devised the plan to run their digital agency together, and as a result, they swore to be there for each other every step of the way. JC identified Karen as a source of novel approaches to problem-solving and various leadership styles that provided diverse perspectives on specific tasks and activities. She sought excellence with persistence and courage while injecting a ray of perspective diversity into their startup, which was essential for making better judgments and drawing in top talent.
Karen Hite brought an analytical mindset to the operations of Hite. She was pregnant when they began, but women are skilled at juggling multiple responsibilities. Karen was still incredibly essential in managing the tiny crew they began with. Between JC’s competitive character in the agency’s daily operations and Karen’s natural tranquility in the face of volatility, it seemed like she constantly shifted and produced a sense of equilibrium in operations and relations.
She is the company’s “heart.” Continually engaging in lucrative negotiations. She managed the cash flow at the beginning before the finance sector was created, and she is still involved with it today. Karen is incredibly brazen and inventive. During the franchising process that HITE has been undergoing, she handled the process with ease while intuitively and effectively monitoring market conditions. She gives great vitality to the discourse, is self-deprecatingly humorous, and constantly focuses on the future.
Hite Digital has a nursery and daycare because of her ingenuity, making it one of the first companies in the sector to introduce women-friendly facilities. Consequently, the women with whom she works feel motivated and empowered. No wonder she has no trouble managing over 200 employees. They are all already on her side and would gladly take delegation at her discourse.
She has had challenges come her way, especially because she has had to balance her work and motherhood, but she has eventually come to the stage where she understands how she is empowering her children by retaining her role at Hite. She would never give any of it up. If anything, her business and family have interjected perfectly to fill her life and give it meaning. She is a wonderful woman.
Influencer Press First-Ever Event at Notoriety in Las Vegas
On September 11th, we went bigger by hosting an event at the Notoriety in Las Vegas. The event was mind-blowing, as it was a hive of excitement, engagement, and inspiration. We got to talk about Influencer Press and how our work is more than just working with major publications. What’s more, other Latin entrepreneurs took to the stage to talk about their experiences and offer golden nuggets of advice.
The show was big, and we plan to go bigger in the not-too-distant future. Yet the show would not have been a success without the involvement of Notoriety’s team.
Notoriety is a premier Las Vegas live performance venue. The platform consists of seven individual performance theaters ranging from 60 to 250 seats, two 5,000 sq. ft. performance bars, and a 4,500 sq. ft. Members-only VIP Lounge and event space. Located in the downtown side of Sin City, Notoriety is ingeniously placed at the famous Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. The number of major events that have been held on this platform is endless. Celebrities such as Clint Holmes, Jeremy Piven, Darrell Hammond, Zowie Bowie, Reckless in Vegas, Aussie Heat, Chase Brown, and the cast of Faabulous, Justin Young, Jonathan Karrant, Linda Marcus, Vincent John, and more. Holding an event on such a great platform was truly an exciting time for us as we became part of that history.
No glitch-Pure Awesomeness
Notoriety has built a reputation as a hotspot for fabulous shows. There’s never a dull moment at Notoriety Live as a diverse range of musicians, comedians and actors perform Live. Thousands of people across America visit Notoriety for Live music, comedy, plays and live performance. Notoriety also hosts live virtual events. As their tagline states, Notoriety is where you discover the undiscovered. This tagline is true; we experienced the same revelation when we hosted our event.
Every element of Notoriety wowed us, from the food, lights, orchestration, ambience, equipment and support team. The music transported us and our audience to where we wanted to be-in, that dimension of success where you realize that you have the power to succeed. There was no glitch or temporary setback. Rather, the event was a hive of audience engagement as every step played out as we had planned. In fact, everything went beyond our expectations, and we finally realized there were not enough five-star ratings on the trip advisor for this amazing place.
Anyone planning to host an event at Notoriety gets to work with Ken Henderson. Ken is the CEO of Notoriety Live and is in charge of creating the events’ entertainment concepts, production, and overall management. Ken’s unmatched enthusiasm and attention to detail are likely one of the reasons each event goes on seamlessly. No doubt everything Ken touches turns into a success.
Ken and his team are out-of-the-box thinkers with the knowledge and experience to deliver memorable events. It was a pleasure working with and learning from them.
More events our way
We definitely plan to have more events where we get to engage with our audience and impart life-changing knowledge. You can keep tabs on us through our social media sites. We hope to see you in our upcoming events as we plan to go bigger.
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