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52. The Ultimate Underdog: Rags to Riches & Nothing to Nobel Prize, with Magie Cook
Episode 521st February 2021 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 00:50:38

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Magdalena De La Cruz Cook Garcia, or Magie Cook for short, is an immigrant and entrepreneur who was born in an orphanage in Mexico, growing up in poverty along with 68 brothers and sisters. 

With $800, she started Maggie’s All Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips, a company she grew into a multi-million dollar business before selling it to Campbell’s in 2015. Soon after, she went back to Mexico and helped save 31 orphaned children who were on the verge of falling into drug cartel hands. And now, she’s dedicating her professional life to helping others create breakthroughs and inspiring them to live better, more fulfilling lives.

What Brett asks:

  • [02:10] Let’s talk about your early childhood, growing up in an orphanage.
  • [11:50] Do you think your belief and hope came as a result of your experiences? Or was that a gift you were born with?
  • [13:25] What was it like having someone express concern and care for you, but having the abuse happening at the same time?
  • [16:44] What was that dynamic with 68 brothers and sisters?
  • [21:55] How did you arrive at believing in a place of love?
  • [31:15] Let’s shift to your life in the U.S.
  • [37:45] Tell us about your journey with Maggie’s Salsa.
  • [46:40] Now what? What are you doing with all of the success that you’ve had?

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