Today’s guest has one of the most inspiring stories of choosing grit and grace to change her circumstances and level up her life. I am so excited for you to hear how Candy made purpose out of her pain and has since led thousands of people to do the same.

Candy Valentino started her business at 19 years old with no degree, no corporate background, no money (and no internet). She successfully started, scaled, and successfully sold businesses in service, retail, e-commerce, and product manufacturing in addition to creating a vast real estate portfolio as a flipper and investor. At 26, Candy founded a non-profit charity. Through her business success, she bought and donated a building to the organization. Since then they have saved thousands of lives and Candy has been actively involved, personally raising millions for the charity.

During her two and half decades as an entrepreneur, she has been named to Top Business Leaders 40 Under 40, Top 50 Women In Business, 10 People Making a Difference, Top 10 Business Consultants by Yahoo Finance, and was the youngest female to receive the Governor’s Award in Entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania. Candy was recently selected by Success Magazine as one of just 6 ‘Women of Influence’ and additionally listed to ‘Leaders Who Get Results’ with names like Will Smith, Gary Vee and Brene Brown.

In this episode, Candy shares the story of her challenging background, her key choices in building success, and how to achieve financial freedom no matter what you are facing.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • How to create the life of your dreams regardless of background (5:29)
  • How Candy let go of the shame of being a sexual abuse survivor (15:27)
  • How she found purpose in building her brand (23:41)
  • The importance of aligning with a nonprofit to help your brand (32:40)
  • Why facts over feelings are important in brand growth (40:22)

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