The Life Advice Guide: Insights For Young Adults From Stars of Business and Beyond

Interview number twenty two with Alejandro Chabán.

Photo: Courtesy Alejandro Chabán

Justin Higgins: “Hi Alejandro, what life advice do you have for young adults?”

Alejandro Chabán: “Hi Justin. I encourage young people to visualize their dreams, and then turn them into specific goals. The power of the mind is magical: think about how as a child, you used your imagination to dream about what you wanted to be when you grew up. As an adult, identifying your aspirations and desires — and envisioning your success — is the first step in achieving your dreams.

Once you know what success looks like, it’s time to set your goals — a process that I outline in chapter six of my new book. Make sure your goals are clear, specific, and realistic. For example: if you want to run a marathon, but you haven’t started training, you probably shouldn’t sign up for a race that is only two weeks away. Set the marathon as your long-term goal, and work up to it with short- and medium-term goals, like starting a training program, running a 5K, a 10K and a half marathon. The same approach applies to any achievement you set your sights on, from buying your dream home to landing the job you’ve always wanted or to finally being able to fit into your favorite pair of jeans. Celebrate each goal that you reach in a way that is meaningful to you, and remember: one day at a time, one step at a time!”

Alejandro is an author, motivational speaker, certified nutrition and wellness consultant, founder and CEO of Yes You Can!, the first and only lifestyle with a Latin flavor. In his new book, “Think Skinny, Feel Fit: 7 Steps to Transform Your Emotional Weight and Have an Awesome Life” Alejandro shares his inspiring personal journey and his 7 essential steps to help people of all ages and backgrounds lose their physical and emotional weight and lead healthier, happier lives.