Today we’d like to introduce you to Virginia Lugo.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
At the age of 22, I became an Army Veteran and was diagnosed with PTSD. I struggled and was on a depression rollercoaster. I had a hard time expressing myself and what was going on with me. That same year, I met a few great friends that encouraged my personal growth and encouraged me to share my story.
Through that process of sharing who I was, I learned that we’re all connected. We all go through the same things, that’s what makes us human. I found pieces of my purpose. That same year, I was introduced to a leadership course that changed my life forever.
That is how The Millennial Mindset Panel was born. A space where we get to dive in the deep end of consciousness, spirituality, relationships, purpose, humanity and everything in between that has the evolutionary process multiply itself.
Has it been a smooth road?
It has been challenging. I never thought I’d be an entrepreneur, I was so afraid of the term. The first challenge I had was accepting a seat at the table. My own thoughts and the way I held myself would invalidate the person I am today.
I really had to hold the vision of who I was becoming as fact and let anything else that wasn’t in alignment with that fall off. It definitely has been an internal journey.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into The Millennial Mindset Panel story. Tell us more about the business.
I bring in thought leaders that specialize in areas of relationships, spirituality, consciousness, money, living your best life and so many other topics that are relevant to this generation. We have real conversations with real people. I like to bring in influencers that I would personally consider to be my mentors. I am very selective with the people I bring in. I study their work and make sure their teachings are in alignment with my vision.
To me, the Millennials watching are most important. I want to be of service to them and I want them to get the best out of every one of my events. So, they can go ahead and implement what they learned in their life. These type of conversations are crucial for my generation and the generations to come. All I do is be a space of openness and safeness for people to speak up about what’s really going on in their lives. I’m really proud that people can relate to one another with such transparency.
Where do you see your industry going over the next 5-10 years? Any big shifts, changes, trends, etc?
In 5-10 years, I see The Millennial Mindset being a movement internationally. A conference with thousands and thousands of people attending thought leaders from all over the globe to share their ideas on how to elevate our mindset, share our gifts, and give. Have conversations about growing as individuals and as a community.
- Website: VirginiaLugo.com
- Instagram: VirginiaMariaLugo
- Facebook: Virginia Maria Lugo
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