We had the good fortune of connecting with Alvin Santamaria and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alvin, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is the foundation of accomplishing true fulfillment. I believe majority of people get scared in the idea of taking risks, which results to never doing it. As a music producer my whole career has been built in taking chances and betting on myself, I’ve lost and learned, I’ve won and continued making collective progress, that’s part of the journey in entrepreneurism. The best way one can prepare before taking the leap is to use and collect as much knowledge and evidence as possible, then just add a little bit of faith.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m very proud of where I’m at currently and the reputation I’ve built, I’m excited for what the future has to bring and how it will effect the people around me, better said my kids lol. My profession is music, producing music and sounds to be more specific, I don’t come from a family of talented musicians, I found the love for music at a young age and I was very influenced by Hip hop, dance music and Spanish music. I started making music at the age of 10, and with time I grew more of a interest and I took it another level. I Went to college to learn programming and audio engineering, but even after graduation I didn’t know how to make this talent into a professional career. It wasn’t until after 2016 I started looking more into the idea of self-development, and why it was very important, an idea brought from a really good friend of mine. That’s when I started reading books, started eliminating everything that was negative in my life and with that I started finding the true power within myself. So long story short, after going through this vortex of change, I built a website and started selling instrumentals online and scaled it, I got to point where music was paying for my bills and living, all the way to winning a number 1 billboard album, and working with the most talented artists in world. The lesson I want people to take from this is that sometimes you have to take a step back to take 2 steps forward, It wasn’t easy working 3 jobs and trying to take care of a family, while trying to step up in my music career. You have to want it bad and dig very deep within yourself to find out why you really want this to work for you. As simple as it sounds it’s not easy, because in the process there will be broken dishes, by casting out every negative aspect, habit and people out of your life, it’s not easy but necessary.

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 currently live in South Florida, and there is definitely a lot to see and experience in this city. I wouldn’t know where to begin, even am I still discovering new places in Miami. South Florida is built around latin influence so for food I would say Las Vegas Cuisine, one of the best cuban restaurants I’ve ever been to. Club wise, I’d say Brickell area has some of the best spots when it comes to a variety of all music. Wynwood is also another great place to hang around, is perhaps best known as a hub of street art, including restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I don’t really have anyone who mentored me, but my parents I do want to thank for shaping my character and morals. Also plenty of books I’ve read that where very important to me are;

Think and grow rich – Napoleon Hill
Relentless – Tim Grover
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

These books helped me shape my overall mind frame, and put more focus on what I truly want from this life and my why. I also listen to daily podcasts that keep me fueled such as; GaryVee, Tai Lopez, Tony Robbins, Producer Grind, etc.

Website: Www.TheAmbianceMusic.Com

Instagram: @theambiencebeats

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