On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Legacy Perez, a world-renowned breakdancer who has worked with an endless list of artists and appeared in feature films. He now runs a seven-figure real-estate business.
Here’s what Travis and Legacy discuss in this episode:
- About Legacy Perez
- His behind the movement initiative is helping people get to the next level.
- He wasn’t great in school and his teachers said he wouldn’t’ amount to anything.
- Dance was his form of expression growing up on low-income neighborhoods.
- The discipline and desire to be amazing fueled him.
- When did you decide you wanted to do dance professionally?
- In high school, he went to a skating rink and saw people dancing.
- He had a friend who taught him some break dancing.
- He would practice for hours, bring cardboard boxes home and work on his craft.
- What did pursuing dance look like?
- He went to the Rock Steady Anniversary competition and got second place.
- He got discovered and his dance crew got hired for several years and that’s how he was making his living.
- How did you go from street performing to films and tours with celebrities?
- He moved to Los Angeles
- They were street performing and made enough money to get an apartment in L.A.
- He went through audition processes and he would go around and find choreographers.
- He then started to book commercials, live shows, etc.
- Landed Gwen Stefani’s 2005 Harajuku lovers tour one year after moving to L.A.
- How has your resilience in dancing helped you move into the real estate arena?
- He found people who were good at real estate and then he got the answers he needed to get to the next step.
- He then learned the vocabulary and how the transactions worked.
- There’s absolute freedom that comes with commitment.
- You have to have a clearly defined dream or goal and a burning desire for its achievement.
- When you first started, how much money did you spend on getting educated and networking?
- He did a $50,000 program that he had to sell a lot of things to purchase.
- He’s probably spent multiple six figures trying to learn from people who are doing it and educating themselves.
- The best way to get information is to pay for it because when you pay, you pay attention.
- How have masterminds directly affected your success?
- They’ve shaved off close to 15-20 years of learning curve.
- You can make a difference in others lives by learning from the people who are already doing it.
- Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
- It’s not what you know or who you know, it’s what you know with who you know.
- How do you stand out in auditions?
- By being silent when he walks into a room and observing what’s going on.
- There’s something about being different that allows you to be memorable.
- What’s the number one thing you want people to take away from Behind the Movement?
- He realized he could cover up a twitch he developed with dancing.
- He’s trying to help people uncover what their movement is, why they do what they do.
The Random Round:
- What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
- If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
- Dale Carnegie
- To ask about life and how he found out the principles that he taught so well.
- How do you like to consume content?
- Events, books, podcasts, movies, etc.
- Give us a content recommendation?
- Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
- Give us a glimpse of your morning routine
- Wake up and think of one thing I’m grateful for
- Get up and brush teeth
- Pick outfit for the day
- Plan what’s going to happen that day
- What is your go-to pump up song?
- Justin Timberlake’s new song
- What are you not very good at?
- Organization and the details of things
- What is one place where we can find you online?
- You’ve got to be a dreamer and a steamer, or you won’t get any results.
- Persistence destroys resistance.
- You’ve got to learn the foundational steps, so you can go in and make it your own.
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