#AskRos Mental Health & Anxiety Questions With Cristal Ortiz (YoungLosAngeles.com)

#AskRos “Did you have anxiety in your early 20s? I’m 20 & really anxious about the future.” asks @yeltss__

“Thank you for your question. I had my first anxiety attack when I was 28, late at night after going to Kanye & E-40 listening sessions the night before I had to fly to Atlanta where we were going to give Drake the @myspace “Rookie of the Year” BET Hip Hop Award & produce a Lloyd Release Show. I was completely stressed, running around with barely any energy in my tank so mistakenly drank 5 red bulls in one night to stay awake! Up until that point, I had been working nonstop at my career since I was 19 years old. I didn’t have life balance, proper diet, exercise, meditation or courage to talk to someone & eventually my body started producing physical symptoms of weakness. B/C of the #flightorfight fear anxiety puts you in, there were times I couldn’t even sit in a company meeting, interview or do a presentation without feeling anxious & usually left the room. I sought help & now can properly deal with anxiety & spoke in detail of what others can potentially do as well in this video.

Thank you #ShortStoryLong contest winner @cristalll.o of younglosangeles.com for joining us, you’ll learn more about her soon in her @mydiveo profile that we shot. I love her energy, passion & mission to help people encounter mental health issues that she once faced. If you’re dealing with anxiety, know you aren’t alone, it’s ok to ask for help & do research of how you can turn the ‘fear’ into excitement & faith. She is a great mentor to speak to!” -Roslynn

Continue to submit your great questions via DM here or comments to Roslynn’s instagram @roslynnc.

Short Story Long Thank You We’re Listening Contest

Drama, Young & Reckless Clothing Founder hosts a weekly “Short Story Long,” inspirational podcast speaking to entrepreneurs, artists, comedians, etc. about their career paths from start to now. On Roslynn’s Episode #63, a contest was created asking fans of the show to submit their own stories of how the podcast has been inspirational in their own lives. Here some answers here from clothing brand owner Zach Davenport from Louisville, Kentucky, blogger/writer Cristal Ortiz from LA, CA and rapper Nance from Wake Forest, North Carolina. and tune in to the weekly podcasts with a new episode up Wednesdays on Itunes, Spotify, Soundcloud & YouTube.com/dramadrama.

With over 3 million downloads to date, Drama is helping influence the next generation of leaders and business owners.

Watch the episode below:

Short Story Long is a weekly podcast hosted by Young & Reckless Founder/Entrepreneur Chris “Drama” Pfaff. Every week Drama catches up with not only his friends but also individuals who have made a name for themselves and overcame certain obstacles to get to reach their level of achievements. You can’t google the keys to success but you can be inspired by talking to people who have been through it.

Short Story Long Podcast Hosted By Drama w/Roslynn Cobarrubias

Episode 63 is with Roslynn Cobarrubias who is the co-founder of mydiveo and former Head Of Artist Relations/Integrated Marketing at Myspace. Roslynn grew up in Walnut, CA and was raised by her single mother. Growing up she felt like more of “one of the guys” with her interest in music, dancing & sports. She always wanted to be a television host and in college was told she was too short and should be a radio host. She left her university and attended community college to pursue this and later became NARIP Director of Marketing. Listen in on Roslynn’s journey and how she has created the largest network of video profiles across the world. You can find Roslynn Cobarrubias on.. @roslynnc on Instagram

Don’t forget to leave feedback on the iTunes store and let me know what you think of this episode and you can also reach me at @Drama on Instagram @DramaDrama on Twitter and @DramaDrama on Snapchat http://www.YoungandReckless.comb

How To Create A Powerful Video Profile Showcasing Your X Factor (Tedx Talk)

mydiveo Co-Founder Roslynn Cobarrubias Tedx Talk: How To Create A Powerful Video Profile Showcasing Your X Factor”

Location: TedxMt. Sac | Sunday June 4, 2017

Creating a powerful video profile, also known as a video resume, that captures and showcases your X factor, can be used to expedite the process of discovery, collaboration, networking, working and hiring when shared with potential employers, colleagues & clients.
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Aside from being the name of a popular music talent TV show, an X factor is something that every individual, including you and I, and EVERY brand or business has. As a professional individual, it’s your unique talents or skills that set you apart from the rest, why companies would potentially want to hire you and why people would potentially want to work with you. As a brand or a business it’s your USP or Unique Selling Proposition, what differentiates your business from other competitive businesses, especially within your industry. It’s not just how and what your product or service is, but it’s the WHY people should buy or use it. Knowing your X factor, and being able to create a visual for it, will speed up the process of people getting to know your business, your brand and most importantly, you.

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As you know reading this online, the world we currently live in is a digital society. We get our news from Facebook, we get our restaurant recommendations from an Instagram photo and we communicate through disappearing messages on Snapchat, meaning that we want our information fast, where we don’t have to search far to get it. So the days of reading over several pages of a paper resume, long customer reviews or even visiting a website with too much to read on, is antiquated. We want our information, and we want it fast, and there’s nothing that delivers a message faster than a video. It’s the reason why advertisers spend millions of dollars on commercials every year, up to five million dollars for a thirty second commercial during the Superbowl! It’s why record labels, artists and musicians spend thousands of dollars on their music videos, they understand the power of video as well and it’s time for the everyday person, new or small businesses/brands to reap the benefits and power of a video profile as well.

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They say that one minute of video equates to 1.8 million words, that means there’s a lot that can be said through visualization without actually having to say much. For example if you’re a musician, an artist or a talent, your video profile will contain footage of your talent, obviously. You can’t just write a list of words to describe how great of a talent you are on your resume or your LinkedIn, like how great of a guitarist or dancer you are to potential talent bookers, event producers, fans or collaborators. Your talent needs to actually be seen for other people to discover it. It might sound like common sense to have this but you’ll be surprised at how many talents out there are struggling to get booked or hired because they don’t have a clear video displaying their talent.

As a talent, your video profile will contain footage of your talent, whether it be acting, singing, dancing, DJing, playing guitar, etc. And for those that are concerned that producing a video of your talent costs thousands of dollars, the truth is, when it comes to talent, all that truly matters is the raw talent, your true talent will speak for itself. Also in this day and age as you know, every phone comes with a camera phone, most shooting in HD and some even shooting in 4K. So I guarantee, even if you don’t have a fancy camera to help you film, there’s a friend, a family member, or fellow student or aspiring filmmaker that will let you borrow their phone to film or help you shoot yours.

The video profile can also include footage of your past performances, where you’ve interacted with the crowd and kept people entertained, which will help event planners and talent bookers visually discover your talent and confirm why they should book you for their future events or media programs, especially if introduced by a referral. The best way to also showcase your new music for your fans, friends or family is through video whether it be a performance or a simple lyric video on your social media. *Don’t use social media just to post pictures of your food because you’ll be missing out on a lot of opportunities!

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As a working individual looking to get potentially hired or entice someone to work with you, your video profile will contain your unique skills or talents that set you apart from the rest. It can include you detailing your list of past experience, degrees and best achievements, but it can also contain actual footage of you in your element that can be powerful. For example, let’s say you’re a personal trainer, it can show footage of you doing what you do best, motivating others to do their best either in a gym or outside of the gym, or if you’re a teacher, it can show footage of you in the classroom, inspiring the students around you. Your video profile could/should also include client testimonials and recommendations. So if you’re a personal trainer, your video will include testimonials from your clients, how you motivated them to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle. If you’re a teacher, It can include testimonials from your students of how you inspired them, of the unique way your teaching helped get them through high school, college, etc. The video profile can also include recommendations from other teachers that worked with you, and why they would recommend you to work with. Or if you’re just starting your career as a college student, it can include footage of you at your internship or on campus helping produce an event.

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If you are a brand or a business, as I mentioned earlier, your video profile should contain your USP, or your unique selling proposition. It will not only show how people should use your product or service, but it’s the WHY people should work with your business or buy your brand. The video will explain what problem does your product or service solve for your target customer. Again, it can include client testimonials from people that have purchased your brand or that have utilized your business. For example if you are a realtor and own your own real estate agency, it can include not only footage of the beautiful homes that you’ve helped clients buy or sell, it can also include testimonials of the people that have worked with you, when purchasing or selling your home. It can include testimonials of WHY people have chosen your particular brand or service above anybody else in your industry.

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There are different forms of marketing whether it be digital or print but it’s been proven that the power of word of mouth marketing is the strongest and most effective. Think of how many times that you’ve used a service, like a doctor or an insurance agent, or even visited a restaurant, by a recommendation from a family member, friend or colleague? Or how many times you’ve purchase a product because you saw a commercial where you quickly saw the benefit or why you should use it and you related to the target customer depicted in the video?

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In today’s day and age, people know that there’s real buying power in human peer to peer marketing, that’s why there is more focus on influencer marketing versus traditional marketing these days. Knowing exactly what your X factor is, will not only help build your confidence in speaking about yourself, your brand or business but by creating a video profile that also includes information like your website social links, for people that wanted to find additional information from you. A video can exponentially grow discovery for new clients at a great speed. Capturing your recommendations, referrals or testimonials visually can also help you whether it’s in your personal career or people getting to know your brand or service, even faster if the video is coupled with a personal referral.

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I know this personally because in the past few years we’ve worked with dozens of brands to find the perfect influencers for their ad campaigns, helped small businesses like restaurants or personal trainers win new clients. We’ve helped live events, festivals and media companies like TV/radio programs find the right artists for their shows, helped non-profits raise additional money for the organizations, while also helping individuals get hired after inspiring them to create & share a video profile on mydiveo.com. We are excited with every new discovery or connection that takes place because of a video profile and that’s why it’s our personal passion to get people to understand the value and the importance of one.

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Personally in my own career, a video profile has helped me tremendously and is part of what inspired me to create the company with my founding partners. A few years ago, Lift Off Pictures asked me to create a video profile of my career history after spending close to a decade in artist relations and integrated marketing at MySpace.com. I was reluctant to do it at first because I don’t really share my own personal story, I like to interview and share other people’s stories, I am glad that I did. First, it gave me a chance to reflect on past successes and recognize that your career path is an ongoing life journey that I promote to the youth like college students who are just finding their way that I didn’t necessarily know growing up starting out here as a college radio DJ at Mt. Sac. I thought your career meant only one job or one destination and it felt challenging at times when I didn’t get that exact job or felt behind because I thought it was a competition or a race, which it isn’t.

Secondly I was able to utilize the video profile to solidify working with other companies like television networks that I’ve always wanted to work with because they were able to see quickly a video of my past work experience. Most importantly, by helping individuals, brands and businesses create their own video profiles we’ve been able to witness first-hand the benefits of sharing one.

I know it’s a little crazy to think that almost every individual and every brand/business will have their own video profile in the near future, but I think back to 2004 when we were pitching start up MySpace.com to artists and users. At the time, we were the first global social network before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc. and it was extremely challenging at first to get people to understand the benefits of having an online profile – for themselves for purposes outside of dating. Helping to market the new company at the time, people didn’t exactly understand WHY I was trying to get them to create an online profile and were very reluctant to do it at first until seeing how it benefited thousands of people from artists to graphic designers. Fast forward to 2017 and it’s now the norm. It’s actually NOT normal now to NOT have an online profile on one of the social platforms.

It’s time to be ahead of the curve and reap the benefits even if it starts with just sharing the video profile with personal family, friends, existing & potential new clients in your local area and seeing how it can help you.

We’ve made it easy to upload and share your video profile at www.mydiveo.com by showing your off your unique skills/past experience or USP/client testimonials and email discover@mydiveo.com for additional tips.

Watch my personal video profile below that helped inspire the creation of our company mydiveo, that was recently acquired by Engage:BDR for $7.4 million and is now the largest network of video profiles in the world, featured in Forbes.

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Best Thing On The Menu: Vaka Burgers

Chef Aaron from the Cutthroat Kitchen Winner & Food Network tells us about some of his most ordered items on the Vaka Burgers menu. Aaron created the restaurant with his wife Esmeralda which started as a pop up in DTLA and will soon be a new go-to burger joint in Echo Park, CA. Hear more about Aaron’s personal journey in this exclusive journey at one of his new locations in the Real McCoy’s in Whittier, CA. *mydiveo LIVE on MyxTV airs Mondays at 10PM in over 15 million homes via Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Comcast, etc.

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Best Thing On The Menu: Barkada Hollywood

Filipino inspired tapas restaurant and lounge. Make your reservations now and tell them ‘Best Thing On The Menu???’ sent you!

1253 Vine Street, Unit 1
Los Angeles, California
Phone: (323) 848-4760

*Best Thing On The Menu showcases flavorful food across the world recommended by our viewers. To suggestion a restaurant, email us at bestthingonmenu@gmail.com



Filmed/Edited by @jaysnprolifiq
for mydiveo LIVE on MyxTV airing in 15M+ homes via
DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Sony Roku, etc.

Tedx Mt. Sac: Roslynn Cobarrubias Joining NASA, LinkedIn & More On Stage

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference, which has been held annually since 1990. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.

TEDx are independent TED-like events, a TEDx event is organized by volunteers from the local community, and just like TED events, it lacks any commercial, religious or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection and community. See below of who Roslynn Alba-Cobarrubias will be joining the stage with in a few weeks at Mt. Sac Community College in her hometown of Walnut, CA where she first began her career as a radio host/DJ at KSAK 90.1FM college radio station interviewing emerging artists at the time like Mos Def , Talib Kweli, Black Eyed Peas and hip hop icons like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and The Pharcyde which became the catalyst to her long lasting career in the music industry. She will speak on starting out at the college in her speech entitled, “Take The First Step.”

For tickets, message discover@mydiveo.com or visit Professor Jason Kordich’s office at 26D-1471C on the Mt. Sac campus.

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