We had the good fortune of connecting with Mariah Campoy-Calvin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mariah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe risk leads to success. There are two people in this world, the ones who take risks and the ones who don’t. The ones who don’t, tend to regret it later on. And because they didn’t take that risk they feel it is too late, and may remain stuck in their current position for too long… or forever. As a teenager, I was able to experience my parents’ risks first hand, and I believe that is what gave me the drive to take my own risks. For example, my father became an electrician and started his own business. And my mother, a successful cosmetologist, worked for herself. They aren’t rich but they made more money than they would’ve otherwise and did not need to ask anyone for anything. My parents were pure examples of risk takers. One thing my parents did preach, was for me to “go to college”. In the community that I grew up in, going to college was and still is a risk, there’s literally a stigma that comes with it. What if you don’t graduate? What if you choose the wrong career and never make money? What if you have to take out loans? What if you change? I can tell you now, before college I didn’t have the confidence to start a business. The first risk I took was deciding to go to college. Although I struggled with finishing, and did take out loans to fund a portion of my education, it was and still is 100% worth it because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have the confidence or money to start a business or to invest. They don’t teach this in school, but the wealthy leverage debt to make money and I leveraged student debt to invest in myself. So I’m a different type of entrepreneur, one that believes college is important for SOME. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. Now, I am a Medical Provider with access to so many more opportunities. So, I believe that taking risks, no matter how big or small, is required in order to build the confidence to attain your goals. Sure it’s a risk to start a business, for example most businesses lose money in their first year but that shouldn’t stop you from starting. It’s important to have a plan in place, my plan was for my first business to be low cost. My business TSV Nutrition & Wellness is also my hobby, I love nutrition and I love to help people. And being that it’s my first business, I made sure it was low risk. The cost to run it is low, and 2-3 clients cover my costs. Starting a business is just another risk that has helped me reach for goals that I am timid to reach for. Now that I have a Career, and have started a business, I have the confidence to start more businesses, and invest my money in the assets that I once thought were risky and impossible to invest in. My risks have played a huge role in my life, my business, and my career.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
TSV Nutrition & Wellness is my business, and I help people manage their lifestyle through diet, exercise and general wellness! As a nutritionist and medical provider it is in my heart to help people. I am blessed to be able to treat this business as a hobby so it has been fun to run, and easy to focus on each client. It was easy to start my business but it is a challenge to get people to trust your brand and understand it is not all about the purchase! TSV Nutrition & Wellness was created purely to help people with free nutrition information, free nutrition consults and optional paid memberships. I have overcome this challenge by reaching out to clients and explaining how I can help them, when you reach out people are excited to hear a friendly voice that is not trying to sale them something. I have noticed if you stop selling your brand and start helping people, the support and clients will come.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love Phoenix! I am a plant based eater so I’d take them to Ocotillo for brunch on the weekend The Coronado for lunch Chantico for dinner Brusters Real ice cream for dessert! The Arizona Grand for the water park, Museum of contemporary art, the virtual reality experience at octane raceway. And so much more!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I know it’s cliche, but the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, should be a bible! It changed my thinking and made me a risk taker! Shout out to Rich Dad Poor Dad and all my mentors and friends who pushed me to keep going throughout the years!