122: So You Think You Can Dance with Legacy Perez

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?
    • Comedy
  • 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?
    • @Legacyperez_
    • Legacyperez.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • 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.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.com– Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

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