We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexis Amato and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexis, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
Wow, I have so many I disagree with! I would say the biggest one most people can relate to is “You have to work long and hard to make money.” Although I feel that you do need take action to acquire your goals, I think if you love what you do, work comes easily and the money will come along with it easily as well. Also, as you move along in your success, I feel that the actual action of making money flows more efficiently, allowing you to concentrate smaller amounts of time on the key strategies that earn you money.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
If you did not know, the average millionaire has 7 streams of income, and I currently have (3) so I am hoping I am on my way there! I am extremely grateful I have talent in multiple areas of my life, and this is something I have always taken advantage of; having more than one job at one time. As an influencer and blogger, I love that I’m able to create unique ways to market products and brands through my camera lens. My favorite thing to photograph is food, and this year I started getting more into the aesthetic of food photography which has become a passion of mine. I am also a Mindset coach, helping women entrepreneurs recognize their highest self through manifest and self-love. I think being a coach is what I’m most proud of, simply because I am involved with helping someone’s life directly. I know that being an influencer, a lot of followers have admired my content for this reason or that, but I don’t get to work with them on building their strategies head on like coaching. I think one of the biggest challenges I’ve had to overcome was losing my fulltime job to Covid in March. I went from making 6 figures to working solely on my own and it was SCARY. However, I feel that it pushed me in the direction I needed to go, to allow me to “cut the cord” from corporate world and take my life in my own hands. I learned very quickly after, that YOU are the only one who can control your destiny and that I didn’t want to leave it in someone else’s hands anymore. I had to let go of my fear and allow the universe to bring me what was meant for me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m so excited for this question as I’ve recently moved to the East Coast and met someone, I am SO excited to be taking him to the west and explore all San Diego has to offer. In terms of hotel, I want to stay with him at the Pendry downtown or the Grand Del Mar if we want to travel a bit to the actual city. I would love to take him for a drive over the bridge and into Coronado to show him the Del and then some beer tasting at the Coronado Brewing company. Then of course take him to the beaches and let him ride the coaster in PB and skate or bike down the busy and exciting boardwalk. Since we are both Italian, I would also have to take him to Little Italy and get something from Mona Lisa like a block of parmesan or fresh pasta! Most of my foodie spots are all downtown and I think the top spots I would have to take him too would be Juniper & Ivy, Davanti, Cucina Urbana, and Extraordinary desserts. Then, I would end the night by going to my very favorite speakeasy ever, Noble Experiment, located inside the restaurant Neighborhood. Another super hidden gem of a place is my favorite taco shop which is Javier’s and is located in Carmel Mountain area. Can’t wait to feed him some tacos!!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have SO many people to thank for my success. I want give my main shoutout though to @BabeswhoCreate . This is the group I joined when I first started food blogging, and each one of their friendships have mentored me or helped me grow in so many different areas of my life. I also want to thank my love, Walter, and best friends, Nancy, Brenda, and Marissa as well as my parents for always believing in me and giving me the support I needed to build my own business.
Dale Darden and Alexis Amato