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084: From Dancing In The Streets To 7-Figure Entrepreneur with Legacy Perez
10th June 2019 • Do Well & Do Good • Dorothy Illson
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Legacy is a world renowned bboy & breakdancer that has inspired street dancers all over on how to turn their skills into real income. He made it to the finals of the hit TV show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, before going on to work with an endless list of artists, including Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber and Rihanna, just to name a few. He’s also appeared on ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and feature films such as the ‘Step Up’ franchise, but Legacy’s ambitions eventually took him beyond dancing to today where he is founder of a 7-figure real estate business, a sought after-speaker, and a transformational coach for other entrepreneurs.


Places to Find Legacy:

On Instagram @legacyperez1

On Facebook, Behind the Movement

Interested in coaching? Email and mention this podcast.


Show Notes:

[3:00] minute: Set the stage for us Legacy, what was life like for you growing up and what was the mindset around money and success instilled in you?

  • Grew up in Miami learning that money was evil and you shouldn’t be around people with money.
  • “The justification to be humble is the fact you didn’t have money”.
  • Wanted to break the status quo; dance was his path to do that.
  • A walk through his dance career and the lessons learned at each step.

[12:00] minute: As you went through this process of making money and then losing it, how did your emotional relationship with money shift, and was that tied into your deeper feelings about yourself?

  • We all have a relationship with money, good or bad.
  • Realizing what his value was.
  • Abundant mentality.

[15:00] minute: You made it to the top 2% of paid dancers but then made a massive shift to real estate, what created that shift and how did it go?

  • “The perfect combination of having proof that what I did in one industry can allow me to see success in a completely different industry.”
  • Knowing what you are in love with and applying it to your business.

[17:00] minute: What was the experience like when you first started in real estate, what was it about you, your confidence, or your mindset that allowed you to make such a shift that is likely terrifying right?

  • Zero certainty, all the fear anyone would have.
  • The exact moment he realized he could obsess over something other than dance and it would create the same results.

[20:30] minute: This idea of mentorship and self education. How did you get that initial momentum and learn the skills, vocabulary, and what to do to make this dream happen?

  • Started with truly no knowledge of real estate.
  • Process started with self-acknowledgment.
  • Sold everything he had and could to afford his first mentorship programs.

[25:30] minute: You have moved into coaching entrepreneurs as well, so I’m curious, what do you see as the biggest or most common thing holding people back?

  • The first thing is the humility to allow someone to mentor you.
  • Fear from things that were planted as a kid. Breaking those beliefs.
  • We give ourselves what we feel we deserve, not what we think, what we assume, what we would like. Need to change those feelings.

[30:00] minute: fixing what’s going on in your head is the most important thing over everything else.

[31:00] minute: What has the success you’ve created allowed you to give back in a way that is meaningful to you and have an impact?

  • Used to think happiness is a mindset.
  • It’s a series of small actions that eventually create a feeling.
  • Don’t be prideful and not ask for help.
  • Fulfillment in helping others find fulfillment.
  • Giving away homes in Mexico.


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