Embarking on personal development as a college student, she saw a gap between traditional schooling and the life-changing skills she was learning outside the classroom.
For her 19th birthday, Claudia Ramirez asked her parents to help her get set up with a network marketing business. “Along with network marketing comes a lot of personal development—a lot of it,” she says. “And I would return from training and seminars and conferences, and I saw this gap. On one side of the gap there was what traditional school was teaching us to do, a ‘cookie-cutter’ system. On the other side were the lessons that I was learning outside of school that were helping me a lot more in school, in relationships, in fitness, in sports, in every other area of my life. And I thought, ‘How many people around me right now are going to university, are wanting to use their amazing abilities and skills, and will still live life to a fraction of their potential?’” The insight inspired her to become a person who would make the difference for others, even though she had no role models to follow. “I remember thinking, ‘I am going to live my life to my maximum potential, but it cannot stop there. I have to help other people do the same.’ Now it is what I teach and coach every single day.”
But it didn’t happen overnight. “I got my bachelor’s and master’s degrees within five-and-a-half years and my business wasn’t fully established yet, financially speaking. So I had to get a job as a high-school Spanish teacher, which is what I went to school for. I did that for three-and-a-half years. It’s very difficult when you know that this is not your final destination, but you are still there. I was also a high-school coach and found myself working 17-hour days and feeling completely exhausted. I was emotionally, mentally, and physically drained. I stopped working out and I would come home every single day feeling ungrateful. One day I caught myself in the midst of my pattern. I told myself, ‘This stops here. This stops right now. You have a job, you have a degree, and many people would do so much to have this.’ I had to shift the mindset and feel gratitude. I realized that without it, I was never going to attract and create the business that I so much desired and was working toward. That is when it all changed. Everything started coming into my life.”
Now Claudia uses that experience in her work with clients. One of her favorite exercises for helping people get clarity is creating a vision board. “Some people think that this is overrated, but it’s not!” she says. “I have been invited into masterminds to teach people how to do this because it makes everything so clear. Write down your dreams, turn them into goals, and then integrate them into a beautiful vision board that you see each and every day.” Follow Claudia on Instagram @itsclaudiaramirez or check out her website, www.theclaudiaramirez.com.
There’s much more about Claudia Ramirez—who was also a champion college athlete—in the inspiring new book Latinas Who Boss Up. “These boss ladies are truly inspiring, sharing their breakthroughs and triumphs for all of us to experience,” says author, educator, and podcaster Tam Luc. “Latinas Who Boss Up taught me more about a mix of cultures that I never stopped to examine. While our origin stories vary, we all experience life in full color and must navigate our circumstances. These beautiful women represent the world of Latina Supermamas and I am so happy to introduce them to you.” You can learn more about Yuri and the other featured women at https://bossupbestseller.com, where you will find a link to Latinas Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic.
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