We had the good fortune of connecting with David Samorano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
An important factor behind my success is my passion for serving others. A person’s value increases when they serve more people, it’s a fact. Another factor for my success is my wife. She really has my back with everything and she has supported me through the ups and the downs. I really don’t think she will understand my appreciation for her.
Now as far as creating a successful brand, it involves several different factors. The most important factor for Live The Dream Media and the success of the company is “going the extra mile”. You really have to remember your work and customer service is a direct reflection of your brand. Going the extra mile encapsulates customer service, passion, dedication and commitment.
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.
What sets me apart from others is my passion, drive, compassion and understanding. I really use my life experiences to grow and teach others. I also do everything I can to operate in a positive mindset everyday. Having that type of mindset really changes perspective and outlook on opportunities.
I got where I am today through an interesting route. I was an athlete growing up and I participated in programs that won a lot and lost a lot. I feel learning the emotions and experience from that really pushed me to always stay motivated. With that motivation in my heart, I initially pursued a career in business. I started college as a business administration major and then I ran out of money to pay for school. I then had to begin working so I became a correctional officer in Arizona to pay bills and continue my schooling. After working four years in the prison system, I wanted to challenge myself more and serve more people outside of the gates, I then became a police officer for a local municipality and LOVED the job. An important detail I purposely left out to this point was I was a music artist and promoter in my down time. When I wasn’t in a patrol car, I was on a stage, in a studio or learning the in and outs of social media platforms. While doing that, I met Clint Peek who had opened a music studio in Southern Arizona. After a couple of years of volunteering at the studio and becoming a patron, Clint asked me to get more involved with promotional and administrative duties. While being involved Clint and I discovered the power of social media and the opportunities it provided. We then dissolved the studio and created a content creation, social media agency and broadcast company with the tools already in house. The company grew immensely during the pandemic as many business in our area had not yet made the move to digital point of sale systems and their social media presence was often null. We approached these businesses and offered our services which helped them make the digital transformation. Due to the growth of the company, I found myself working tirelessly with no days off. My life balance was not leaning in a favorable way so I made the decision to leave law enforcement. I then moved full time as the CEO of Live The Dream Media LLC and I have been blessed. To this day, my company has not made a single “sales” phone call. Our referrals and social media operations have yielded us several amazing clients who share the same values as us.
With that all being said, I want to let the reader know it’s okay to have side hustles, it is okay to take risks and it is important to keep learning.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is easy! Southern Arizona is full of diverse culture and beautiful sites. The mornings would start with a breakfast session at either the Bisbee Breakfast Club or Baja Cafe. After that we would grab a quick snack at Copper Creek Cookies. Next we would visit Catalina state park or Sabino canyon for a quick hike. Upon returning from the hike, we would head to the St. Augustine Mercado and grab a bite to eat at Seis. After the meal we would grab a coffee at Presta and head to the north side of town to do some shopping at the Tucson Premium Outlet Mall. Once the shopping is done, we would relax in the pool at my north side home. After some good rest we would head to Charro Vida for a bite to eat then we would head to the Highwire lounge downtown to experience a bit of the night life.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I love this question. I am going to start off with talking about my biggest business mentor, best friend and Co-Founder Clint Peek. Clint has owned several businesses over the last three decades and his wisdom is unmatched. Clint really took time to communicate his knowledge and he expressed his full trust and belief in me. During the early days of our company’s conception, Clint and I found we had the same passion to serve others.
I also want to acknowledge two books that have been extremely influential in my life: John Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad.
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