Liza Florida

Liza Florida is a Real Estate Professional, Entrepreneur, Investor, and Podcast Host offering outstanding qualifications from extensive work experience. Her passion is to be of service to others and that is carried out through her volunteer work and sharing inspirational stories on her podcast Eight Billion. Liza was strongly influenced by her immigrant mother who founded the Myriad Group, as well as a non-profit organization that provided school and medical supplies to the Philippines. Empowered by her life experiences, Liza chooses to use her voice to teach, speak, and share the stories of those bold enough to follow their passions and purpose in life.

She is knowledgeable in Residential Real Estate, Specialized Assets, Distressed Properties (Short Sale, Pre-Foreclosure and Foreclosure), and Mortgage Lending with proven abilities in sales, lead generation, acquisitions, and relationship management.

While on a philanthropic mission in the Philippines, Liza experienced a series of life-changing events and discovered her life purpose leading her to start the Eight Billion Project. A podcast where she interviews and shares the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, with a focus on spiritual, personal, and professional development.

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Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eight-billion/id1535252232

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Liza Florida Shares Her Remarkable Journey of Spirituality, Loss, Growth & Awakening

Pamela Bardhi
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another episode of underdog. Today I have an outstanding incredible guest here with me today. Liza Florida. Florida, like, the sunshine state in which she is or you, Liza.

Liza Florida
I’m okay, thanks for having me. Pam

Pamela Bardhi
It is such an honor to have you here today. You are just such a rock star. I just can’t wait to hear all about your story, where you’re headed in life, and just all these amazing things. But my loaded question that I always start off with everyone. What inspired you on your journey to where you are today?

Liza Florida
That’s a great question, Pam and actually, there’s quite a few things. Because I am almost similar to you, I have almost a twofold life. Which is what a lot of people say, how do you do it all? I just don’t know any other way to do it. So my life, my career path in my profession is in residential real estate here in Southern California. And I’ve been doing that since I was 18 years old. So that is actually a family business that my brother, sister, and I have inherited from my mother and from my big mother, so that’s one side. Then I’ll go into why the inspiration behind it.

And the other side right now is I’m a podcast host for a project called. Or a podcast called 8 billion podcasts. It’s a project or a podcast, I should say about sharing people’s stories on their life journey and as they find purpose in their life. So what inspired me to be here is I believe that I had a spiritual awakening in 2008. It was right around the mortgage meltdown, I saw a lot of people lose their homes. And a lot of families lose almost pretty much everything if you lose your home. That’s a lot and I question deeper things in life as I watched literally lots of clients, family, friends. Or just people that sought us out for help.

And I asked myself questions, like, is there more to life than just this that sometimes we work so hard in this daily grind. Things can be lost like that, very similar to what happened in the pandemic. So in that time frame, I ended up visiting the Philippines, which is the motherland and I saw the poverty there was there. It’s a third-world country and it tugged at my heartstrings and I wanted to do something more. So I did a little bit of work in the Philippines, but as you know it. You let go back to the daily grind, you know, real estate started ramping up again, and then I went back.

But again, it would probably take 10 years before. Something would resonate within me to actually follow a calling, that I have to actually serve others. So it’s interesting that you’re going to say this because I actually have designed the post that says. God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called and in my journey last year around this time. I went into deep spiritual practice and meditation and the calling just kept getting louder. And so I didn’t know to what capacity, it would be in fact, Pam. To be honest with you and I don’t know if we meant if I mentioned this in my podcast interview with you.

For me, I thought it was all up because all I did you know is real estates have a lot of different business connections. I thought that I was going to be a contribution, maybe creating something bigger than business and doing that. Little did I know, though, that it would have to be with sharing my voice and my heart. And in fact, I didn’t know that I was really good with people when speaking. I just didn’t know I could do it on camera and what ended up happening. Because I had this affinity to the people in the Philippines. There was a live streaming app and then you know, we’re in a pandemic and then I said, Oh, I guess, I can’t be traveling abroad.

I’m gonna have to live stream and from there, I just started interviewing individuals caught people with the causes. And then from there, it was first a live stream, and then people have said. Have you thought about turning it into podcasts and that’s where a billion podcasts was born. So now it’s not just the Philippines. It’s global, so that’s the expansion of where I am today and the inspiration behind. So you could see how real estate tied into a trigger for spiritual growth.

Then I still continue to do the family business, it’s just my view, and doing things now is like when I help families. It’s more heartfelt, it’s more meaningful. I’m not saying that all realtors like meaningful reasons, but mine is very special to me. You know, whenever I have clients that are longtime family and friends, it’s different now.

Pamela Bardhi
Whoa, that was like a total rock star and I love how you speak from the heart and from passion. You can feel that you know, as you speak, which is so beautiful, your energy rate, it’s my friend and then like a question for you. So what did you want to be when you grew up?

Liza Florida
Well, interestingly enough, at first as I was growing up. I wanted to become an attorney, you know, and my mom’s had only that to me, you know, that’s really good for you, Lisa. Cuz you know how to argue a lot or you know how to talk. You have an excuse for everything. That’s so funny. What did you originally want to do? So like in college, my major was political science.

But I ended up deviating from it. And then just going full time into the family business at 18. I got my license at 18 or still going to college. But at the same time, I was doing loans and my mom was doing the real estate side. And then eventually she would merge all of us into doing it. Because my brother and sister ended up getting our licenses and then, that’s when the residential career really took off for me.

Pamela Bardhi
Interesting. And you mentioned that the Philippines is the motherland. Were you born there? Were you born? Are you first-gen in the United States?

Liza Florida
I’m first-gen. I was born here in Los Angeles, my parents are both immigrants. My dad came through the US Navy hit which was a leap of faith for him. And my mom was an accountant and I think it was much easier to actually come over, as an immigrant. Back in the day, there were a lot of opportunities and both of them were interesting enough. They don’t in the Philippines, they’re only like, it’s a province, but I guess you’d call it like a city. They’re only like one city away from each other. And yet they met here in the United States. That’s so funny.

Pamela Bardhi
That’s so cute in the Motherland when you mentioned because my motherland is all Bay now, you know. So it’s like you’re so deeply connected to where you come from. It’s just incredible, so like, when you went back, like. What was that all sort of like, because I know, for me, so I left Albania when I was six months old.

So I didn’t live there at all. I didn’t do anything like I was born there. And I literally shipped off to Italy and then, when I was five came straight here. So I didn’t spend any time in my motherland. I remember when I went back, it was like, you felt like you were home? And like, just felt so different and you’re like, wow, this is where I come from, so. What was that experience going back for you?

Liza Florida
You know and it’s interesting because not a lot of Filipino Americans feel that you know what I mean? For us, that’s why I’m saying, like, I don’t really know what really tugged at my heartstrings. It was maybe a combination of how I saw life. But sometimes I look back at Pam and think it was this really fate for me, to have this journey eventually. Going back and feeling like there’s a connection that I have with these people. And then, later on, come to terms with the fact that I have a deep connection to a lot of people.

I think that it has a lot to do with who I am as a person, I feel like I operate from my heart space, I enjoy connecting with others on a deeper level. And then I’m very empathetic and compassionate and so it was a gift that was so hard for me to hone in on. Because if you’re not fully aware of it, sometimes it can work against you sometimes. I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced that. And then, of course, we have social structures that say, okay. You have to do this for business, this is the way it goes and all this kind of stuff.

And oftentimes, a lot of the things that you operate from are unnatural. Unnatural state gets suppressed inside and it was more. So it leaks even just in the last couple years after losing my Mom. Did I really start to operate from the heart space and really, truly accept it. And really live from that space. Now my world has changed where it’s very much accepted because I had to accept it first.

Pamela Bardhi
Right? Thank you so much for sharing that. And I know I mean, to anyone who’s listening now, maybe experienced grief or loss so strong in the family like that. What was the experience like for you? And how did you sort of mean and I know, it’s still a process. It’s ongoing, but like, how did you like, what were your coping mechanisms? Like what helped you throughout your journey.

Liza Florida
With losing my mom? And yeah, it was so my mom had actually had cancer twice. So she got breast cancer in 2013 and survived that and then in 2017. She and typically with cancer survivors they’ll test every quarter. So she had been really good for maybe four years, she was actually reaching five. And then in 2017, they noticed her blood levels were different. But it would still take the hospital and her doctors about four months to diagnose her. She did have a very rare cancer, which was bile duct cancer. It’s in the liver, but it’s in the bile, so it’s like they can go in there and operate it.

The only other alternative would be something like chemo. Shrink the tumor and then go in and operate, but they are called silent killers. So by the time, it’s even diagnosed, you’re probably in stage three or four. That was hard. It was very hard that journey because you’re constantly my mom is also constantly trying to figure out, like. Do I want to go down the chemo route again? She was also maybe I’ll go down the holistic route, then you’re you know, as children, you’re like, well. We don’t have a lot of time, but you don’t want to rush the person.

But you know, the biggest part of that journey I would say is, you know. When I ended up losing my mom, one of the biggest things that ended up happening was coming to acceptance. About not over analyzing the journey, because what you often do will say. You’ll often sometimes see anyone that’s lost a parent and has seen them go through. Maybe either cancer or a terminal disease, you’ll say, oh. If we went this route, could they have lived longer? Or could they if I’ve gone this route, could they have gone longer, what I’ve learned in embracing death was that the journey was exactly meant to be. The way it was supposed to be down to its very second.

But the one thing that I have no regrets for. I know the same with my siblings is we came together, as a family to love my mom in the time that she needed it. The most in which I think carried her out a little bit longer. It’s amazing what love does. But the grieving process was very tough. Because we lose the physical presence of the person. So it was very tough. For the first year, I had a lot of, you know, there was a lot of grieving sorrow. There was so much love, but it is very hard to lose the physical presence of a person and that inspired me to start marathon money.

And that’s how I’m able to release a lot of the energy. So in honor of my mom in 2019, I completed my first half marathon and then went on to do two others. Well, one other and then, the third one was virtual. Yeah, that was kind of me. That was it, you know and I’m glad that you’ve touched it. I mean, not very many people know that journey, you know, how painful it was. Because even though my mom was very, she’s a really big businesswoman. She wanted to keep her second round of this cancer, very quiet.

So a lot of people kind of just thought, like, you know. She kind of drowned out some people hearing things knowing that she was sick. But no one really knew, because we kind of just kept it within just the family. And we needed that. You know what I mean? Cuz sometimes when you don’t want the projected energy of some people saying. Oh, I don’t know if she’s gonna survive or not. She just needed to stay with the family, yeah. Okay. Yeah. And just, you know, hang on to that hope and live from that space of love.

Pamela Bardhi
Well, in Albania, they have this thing where, like, even if we see a pregnant woman. For example, like we don’t ask any questions or like, say, oh, when’s the baby coming? Or that because it could Jinx the energy? Yeah. So it’s almost very similar to what you’re saying. You’re like, you don’t want people to be sick, because then people, Oh, you know. Everybody starts knowing about it. And like, yeah, so it’s almost very, very similar. Which I would agree with, it’s better to just kind of like not say, right, yeah, those energies can create, you know, good and bad, right. They can create Absolutely. Wow,

Liza Florida
That’s interesting to know. So in Albania, if there’s anyone pregnant, no one will ask anything.

Pamela Bardhi
And that’s why like Alban ends, what here in the US, they’re like, Why are people so rude? Just like as soon as they see your bump, that they hate that? You okay, yeah, we’ll be back in my head. Yeah. Well, because you want to make sure you can congratulate them when you see the baby happy and healthy. And they’re, you know, in the mom’s hands, that’s when you’re like, congratulations. But until the baby’s safely here. They won’t say anything. Like my aunt. I’ll never forget this, she was like giving birth. Like, she was like, her water broke and she didn’t call anybody.

She’s like the hospital. I’m like, so that means your water broke? And she’s like, no and I’m like, Okay. It’s like, give me you know, like, okay, so they’re superstitious about stuff. So it’s just really interesting. It’s really interesting to see those parallels and niches. Thank you so much for sharing that, because I know it can be difficult and it’s a process. And I don’t think it’s something that you ever like to really get over like a new one. I lost my grandfather’s, it’s like, I still feel like they’re you know, they’re in all the Bay now. Like the third not like gone, right.

Liza Florida
It’s so interesting. You do find different coping mechanisms like my brother, like, I think it was the first Chris was my mom was gone, you know? And then we sit down and you know, we say we miss my mom and then my brother goes. I just think of her as on a long vacation.

Pamela Bardhi
I guess you’d say that’s my coping mechanism. Like it’s like they’re just you know, they’re on a vacation somewhere. I’m going to see them soon, kind of thing you know. Thanks.

Liza Florida
Never goodbye. I’ll see you later.

Pamela Bardhi
Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. And like also to I mean, you know, for her she just seems like such a powerful, incredibly inspiring woman and I feel like, you’ve got so much from that. Would you say she was like your biggest mentor in MLS and all that you do?

Liza Florida
Absolutely. Now that you’re like, What inspired you? I was like, No, I have to talk about my spiritual journey first. Really, I mean, if you’ve just launched my website. If you read about me, the inspiration comes from my mother. And it was interesting though to Pam, because like growing up bright. We are a real estate powerhouse, right. But she also saw gifts and skills.

And she saw that I could public speak, she saw that sometimes. She even said at one point, why did you become a coach? Or why don’t you do this, but he would have to take her. Passed for me to kind of like hone in and say yes to the business again. Like really stepping in and I knew it was hard for me because I was like. I could never feel my mother’s shoes. But what she did was I knew, she guided me from above. And that’s why I was able to shed a lot of that sorrow. Because what she did, was the series of events that ended up happening after her passing.

I knew I was divinely guided by her. Because she put me back, I mean not that I ever left. I went back into or committed to the family business and growing it. But then I came back with the best version of me, it wasn’t having to fill my mom’s shoes anymore. And I looked up one day and I was like, wow. But he would have to take a series of events that happened for me to bring out. Like one my voice, my heart and know that it was okay to operate from that space.

Pamela Bardhi
She just sounds like such a powerhouse.

Liza Florida
She’s a powerhouse she’s selling. We’d say that she’s selling clouds up in heaven.

Pamela Bardhi
No, that’s adorable. I mean and it’s like, she was like a real estate power like a brokerage. And in that world and let’s face it sounds like she did like a lot though. Not just the brokerage side is using you’re handling the mortgages and loans at one point. And the whole family like came together and just killing it.

Liza Florida
Pam, she’s like the Filipino version of you. If she could go into development, she would go into development. But she first started out as an accountant. She had her full-time job and then, she did taxes on the side. And then from there, she would tell clients, oh, you need a tax shelter. You know, why don’t you look at purchasing a home. So after a while, she’s like, you know. I’d referred so much business, I might as well become a real estate agent. From there, it was gaining over she became this amazing real estate agent. And then on top of that, she was so good with numbers. That’s why she would help like, she would advise clients on one side, like, oh, people who didn’t think they could afford it.

She just, you know, like, what are your budgets and she goes, Okay. If you cut this out and you make sacrifices here. This is a house and then on top of that your mortgage. Your mortgage interest becomes a tax write-off. So she would just help them if they were already there for them. She would just help them see it in a different way and then like I said. We had a specialty, so we should really specialize in short sales and pre-foreclosure. And that was a very niche business for us. My mom was so on top of it, she taught us all how to do it and we had to pivot bass. Yeah, she was amazing. Just like you can.

Pamela Bardhi
Thank you so much. She sounds absolutely incredible. And I mean, so after when you mentioned that you have like the spiritual awakening and like you, you know, to hone in on your skills. What was that process? Like for you? How did you realize and how did you like, how did you awaken I guess, is the question and like, identify your gifts and your talents. Because some people like to feel stuck.

And they’re like, they know something is wrong. But then they’re like, they just don’t know how to take the next step and be like. I know, I’m supposed to do this, but you get stuck in that analysis. Paralysis is kind of like, you know, so how do you like, don’t double down like you did? And just be like, okay, become aware of your gifts and like, just kind of take action on them. Because I think that’s the hardest thing to do is execution. Everyone has ideas, right? But executing is a whole nother.

Liza Florida
Yes. And like I told you, I didn’t know I mean, I knew I was always really good at talking to people. It wasn’t until I went on camera that I was cool. I’m not scared of the camera. Oh, I know how to ask questions. So it was almost like, even unfolded as it happened. But a natural gift of mine was communicating with people, I would ask them questions. Because I genuinely enjoyed learning about people who might, but when it came to, like. When I was younger, when it came to public speaking or sometimes seeing things, of course, it’s hard. Because you’re in your head about things you’re always about, like how am I, how am I going to be seen? How are people going to judge me?

I think what became different about this in particular for me. Now I know everyone’s journey is different for me when I feel the calling. I knew I had a big heart, I knew I had a lot of love to give, I knew I wanted to. Do things to certain capacities and things would just unfold as it would. So Oh, I knew I had this thing about, being able to connect with people and talk to them. But I think it was just all those years of sometimes being unsure about yourself and a lot of that comes from the headspace, like. What you’re saying, I knew that something had to change for me.

And I don’t know if this was like perfect timing, but the pandemic, with everyone, like going into quarantine. I ended up going into it, I hired a meditation coach and energy healer and all this kind of stuff. And we work and she helped me with their meditation practices. But as I became as I cleared more of my programs and negative. What do they call the negative? Because there’s so many different terms for it in the personal development space. Like negative self-talk, yeah, nice, negative self-talk, and all of the stories you told yourself of being unworthy. It’s a journey, it’s a conscious journey of always knowing what your thoughts are, what you’re putting out to the world.

And then moving with that space, when you find the good and it takes. It’s just, you know, it’s sometimes the smallest intention that can create the door that opens up your whole new world. And I’m not saying it happened overnight. But it was just a conscious journey that I practiced meditation. I really connected to the source and the pandemic, giving, you know, myself the perfect time to do it. Then that’s when I would hear things like, I felt like I was imparted, like. I honed in on the fact that I do have a big heart that I want to be of service to others.

And that there’s nothing wrong with that, though I started, you know. I started the journey with little things. That’s why I encourage people to live from a space of joy, live from a space of creativity. You still can have your professional jobs. And that might not be where you’re like where your creativity is. But the more you start doing things that are happier, that energy starts to take its course and momentum, and then before you know it, it propels you. It’s fantastic.

Pamela Bardhi
I think it’s amazing and the fact that you like taking action on them and kind of are expanding upon them now. And now that you’re building sort of your own brand, right? So you still have your real estate companies and you still have everything happening. And now you’re kind of working on your brand. Which I think is so cool and so walk me through that, like you know. After you’ve had this spiritual awakening now that you’re kind of going into all these amazing things. Building up your brand and releasing your website and everything.

Liza Florida
Oh, how it all happened. Like I told you, I have a deep connection to like either guy. No, I hope people think like I’m weird. But me, you know, like some people say spirit guides and all this kind of stuff. I just had a deep connection to God or like people called source all-loving creator. And that’s what meditation is. Because a lot of people pray and there’s nothing wrong with that. But a lot of people don’t. The other part is listening. And sometimes the listening you gotta get out of your head, because none of the listening is going to happen. When your mind is running like that, that takes a lot of time and commitment.

But once that took off, I just allowed the journey to unfold the way that it needed to. So it went from live streaming and someone said, what about the podcast. Then the podcast started and then I also met Brandon Little. Did I know Brandon did video marketing? And then he was gonna have all these mentors that had podcasts and I know, I didn’t start the most, you know. I started the most unconventional way, I was just like. I’m gonna start a podcast, I had little preparation and little knowledge about it.

But I just felt like God and spirit guided me. And that’s the thing that people have to know. Like, there’s a lot of people that plan and launch properly. I would kind of like the opposite direction, but it’s okay because everyone has their own journey. And they have to just be okay with the way it unfolds. If you resist it, that’s when you start being hard on yourself. When critical, then you go the opposite direction, then you start being less confident. You just have to be okay with the journey the wave in an impulse unfolds.

Pamela Bardhi
I adore how you’re going step by step and like now I mean. I’m excited to see what you work on next to me. As I feel you have this whole big chapter ahead. I think this is just like you’re just scratching the surface you know now it is so fun. Now before I ask him anything further about what’s going on with your personal brand. My question is, what would be some tips for things like meditation or energy work. Or anything that helps you get aligned in your world? Because always helpful Everyone has different techniques. But I always like to hear what are your next best practices?

Liza Florida
You know what’s interesting, though, because everyone will always have. And I’m glad that’s a really great question because everyone always Meditation is so hard. Because Yeah, the way that we see it right, like, oh, someone’s like meditating in a forest and then breathing. You can’t even get through a minute. Well, meditation happens in so many forms. Like, if you really have a hard time, like of course. You can always go on YouTube and do those exercises where you’re just breathing. If that stuff doesn’t work, it could be as simple as going out into nature and connecting there first.

Because as you clear that energy that you have. Right from the daily grind of everyone contributing and seeing things. Like sometimes even your energy’s not your energy. Even going out into nature and just enjoying that and just being present. That becomes one of the first tip that you can do. You could start your day off by always taking a walk around the block. And then when you can start sitting down and doing either reading exercise. Another thing for me is my meditation is in breathing exercises. I actually can lay down right before I go to sleep or early in the morning and I can do visualizations. Visualizations can be anything like, Oh, this is how I see my life.

This is what I’m going to do after I get up, this is where I’m going to go and visit. If you can get more imaginative, I guarantee you can stay in meditations for hours. And he was really surprised at what you can manifest when you’re that tuned in because it’s creative energy. Like Pam, I can’t ever explain, Mike. This time last year, if you told me I’d be podcasting and maybe even on your show. Or I would have met Dave Seymour, I’ll never believe you in a million years.

It was. Yeah, it was a conscious journey, you know, so it’s not hard. You guys start with the little things and then let your imagination run wild. I mean, if you’ve heard of astral projections, right? Like, if you’re scared of aliens, go to space and visit them. You know what I mean? You’d be surprised that a lot of them are nice. Close your eyes and visit places that you’ve never been before. If you have a dream to visit a different country, visualize it in your head. I guarantee you could stay in meditation for a long time If you go in that direction.

Pamela Bardhi
I think honestly, a lot of my life has been visualizing because I’ve always been a huge dreamer. So I would be you know, like delivering pizzas, way back when and I would envision myself driving a Lambo, like. I’m just doing this now. But like in the future, I’m going to drive like a Lamborghini. And like, I was always like, I never separated reality from dreams. So like, I’ve always been like, I was always like that big thinker. That big dreamer that this and that. And like, that was just always me and I’m still that way to this day, like, I’m always. I’ll be listening to music with my mind, like, literally blaring in my car.

I’m just like seeing things and seeing things and just like being imaginative and like, it’s so cool. What do they call it? Theta state? They call it theta, right? And like, theta state of mind. So like all children up until they’re seven years old, they’re in the theta state. That’s why they’re so creative with all these things and it’s like. The bigger the imagination, the more crazy and awesome your world gets.

So like, I’m totally with you. Like, it’s not just because I’ve had a hard time figuring it out. What is my meditation and creative energy flow? Where it really came, you gotta meditate and this you’re crossing your legs. And you’re sitting in some room with like, you know what I mean? Like the traditional Yeah, um, right, it can be very different for a lot of people. So I love what you said with that because my meditation is driving, blasting music.

Liza Florida
Lot of people don’t realize they’re in a meditative state, because it’s just relaxing. So you might think, like, for some people it is driving, because you drive around the close, I never knew for me. It was the water that pulled me in and there was something very calming about water. Another thing that is happening in my more recent ones. And I think it might be the book think and Grow Rich and I just mentioned this to someone. They said, a lot of, you know, a lot of these really rich and successful men. I mean and it’s not even it wasn’t even about accumulating money. It was the wealth, It was who they became as men. But they would close their eyes and imagine a conference room.

And they would have the people that they admired and they would talk to them and ask for advice. That seems to be some of my meditations in the more recent times. So it can be anyone like anyone you look up to that you’re inspired. Like, you don’t even have to know them, but maybe imagine in your mind’s eye. That you’re having a conversation with them getting advice from them. That’s so cool. Oh, It’s really neat. I mean, there’s a lot to take from this. You don’t mean, like, as it’s not your traditional meditation. It can be as creative as you want it to be. And obviously, you kind of live from that same space, right? Absolutely.

What Would Liza’s Older Self tell Her Younger Self

Pamela Bardhi
Love that so much. I love that so much. And like just your journey, you’re just such a rock star and I can’t wait to see what happens in your world next. But like, one question that I always ask is this, you know, like. What would your older self tell your younger self, based on what you know, now?

Liza Florida
Even sometimes just experiences, thank you. I think it was just living, he would be living from that space that feels natural to you. Use your creative side to fuel your dreams, live from a space of creativity, live from the space of the heart. And one thing I won’t ever forget, as I interviewed John Lee Dumas and he said. Be a person of value, but not have success.

So the more you are contributing in terms of value to anyone’s life, like. You don’t have to be donating goblinoids money to anything, it could be something as simple as, like, you know what I mean? Connecting with someone, you never know. When they really need to lend your ear to someone, maybe compliment them. Those are the small little things in life that make a difference. And from there, you’ll literally watch your life transform.

Pamela Bardhi
I love that. Because when your mind is being a giver and giving and giving, giving. You’re just this abundance that flows to us like crazy. Whereas if you’re focused on like, ah, like me, success. Us like that’s, you know, that’d be a great game. So I adore that. Wow.

Liza Florida
Right. And then, oddly enough, the way the universe works rewards that it’s not to say like, you know. It’s almost that law of that universe, right? When you genuinely do not give to say, Oh, I gave but you know. The heart, there’s an energetic exchange that comes back in might not be directly from that person. But the universe rewards that.

Pamela Bardhi
Yes, I adore that so much. So, so much, Oh, my gosh, and now what’s new in your world? What’s coming up in the next 12 months for you the rest of 2021? What, what’s going on?

Liza Florida
Well, you know, once the world opens up and I know that you know. Where it’s going to open up very soon for travel, I’d like to. Well, of course, I’m going to really pour work into a billion podcasts about the stories and you know. I have the next project in mind is through cars, media, in cars, media. What I’m going to do is work with a team of people to create short films and you know, like, short video clips.

And then from there, you know, I’ve had friends that are filmmakers, if you know it. When there’s 8 billion stories to tell that, you know. There’s so many different things, ways you could go. But I would like to go into film as the expansion of a billion, maybe even book money. Yeah, yeah. I mean, Oh, my gosh, I don’t know if I’ve ever said that on any other podcasts. But it does, you know. The all even just like you can, like all your guests is going to be a compilation of stories you can tell.

Yeah, you know, what I’d love to do is also do like. I have someone that I know he’d like to do, like luxury or not even luxury retreats around the world, you know. Where it’s your consciousness base or spiritual base, where you can go and enjoy, you know. Being around other people who are on maybe either a spiritual journey, you know, just stuff like that. So there’s so many things in the works on top of the real estate career, right?

Pamela Bardhi
Absolutely, I love that. I love that you’re expanding your personal brand, but you’re doing it from your heart space. Which I think is so powerful and like, you know. Telling these stories and getting into film and showcasing those stories even further. I just think it’s so exciting and then, a book I can’t wait. I’m so excited for you, I can’t wait to continue to support you. Because I just love what you’re doing, I just think you’re such an amazing person. And like now you gotta let everyone know where to find your awesomeness.

Liza Florida
Well, it’s perfect timing for me to get on this podcast. I launched my website so that people can definitely find me there. I’m also on all social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. So you can find me there too. But probably the fastest way would be just to go on my website and fill out a contact form. And then it automatically comes to my email and I’ll get ahold of you. No, whichever Avenue, you’re seeking to contact me whether it’s real estate or the podcast, or for speaking as well. At Love to You.

That’s another thing though to Pam, you know. You say to put it out into the universe, I did a lot of speaking and teaching back and maybe about 10 years ago. And I want you to know and I can teach, especially in residential real estate. But I definitely want to speak and I’m looking forward to the day that I’ll be able to speak in public and share my story with so many people. So, if you’re listening to this and you’d like to. And you’d love for me to tell my story, I’d be happy to come and speak.

Pamela Bardhi
Amen girl put that out into the universe. You’re gonna get there without question. I just you know, from your beloved heart space in your amazing energy, I know for sure you’re gonna kill it out there. And no matter what you do, because you come from that place of love. So, thank you so much for being here today and I appreciate you so much. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to in the future.

Tune in to the episode to hear the rest of my incredible interview with the amazing Liza Florida.