How to Become an Interpreter and Entrepreneur

How to Become an Interpreter and Entrepreneur

Understanding what you need and what it takes to become a professional interpreter.​

Want to learn how to become an Interpreter and Entrepreneur?

Did you know that if your Bilingual you can actually become a professional Interpreter or Translator and start your own business?

Let me tell you…

If your bilingual interpreting can be an amazing career in today’s economy.  For decades Immigration into the US has led to a growing number of individuals seeking assistance in immigration settings, medical, and legal settings just to name a few.  Unfortunately, many are unable to speak or understand the English language and therefore require the assistance of a professional, skilled and trained interpreter. 

But – let’s make it CLEAR! They need HELP from a trained interpreter who speaks FLUENTLY both English and their target language, as well as knowing the right terminology in the respected field.

Ever wonder what you need to become a professional interpreter? Well, the first step to becoming a professional interpreter is to make sure you understand the requirements. 

Secondly, if you are seeking to become a certified interpreter then there’s also steps you must take in order to become a medical/legal certified interpreter.  The requirements to start and become certified are different from one to the other, so it’s important you understand the requirements.

business training

There’s many steps you need to follow to become a professional interpreter.

  • Be bilingual (fluent in 2 or more languages)
  • Get trained
  • Decide what business sector you will work in
  • Learn the terminology
  • Get business experience
  • Get experience in that specific field

Check out this video and learn more…

Paths to starting your career as a professional interpreter

About Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler providing Elite Services 4 You

Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler dba Elite Services 4 You has over 20 years of professional business and language experience. 

 

I’ve been providing interpreting, translation, transcription, over the phone interpreting, localization, interpreter training and business coaching services to small businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurs, law firms, government agencies, international corporations and professional organizations just to name a few.  

 

I’m proud to say that I’ve been the company and interpreter of choice for so many years to so many amazing companies and organizations.  If you are ready to Boss Up and Rise and ready to Start and Grow Your business using my same steps, processes and procedures then let’s Chat!

Self-Confidence the CEO Hustler Way

Self-Confidence the CEO Hustler Way

Preparing yourself for success with a positive mindset and help you build your self-confidence, the CEO Hustler Way

Tips to help you prepare yourself for success and help you build the self-confidence you need to start and grow your business.

 

How Confident do You Feel and How Confident do You seem to Others? You see your level of confidence can be felt and shown in many ways.

 

  • Your behavior
  • body language
  • trembling voice
  • what you say and how you say it, etc.

 

Many of us show it because we DON’T BELIEVE IN OURSELVES!

Helping You Boss Up and Rise

You see I learned early on that if I wanted to succeed I needed to believe in myself if I wanted to help and inspire others…So I started to practice!

 

The GOOD NEWS is that Self-Confidence can be learned and built on…So before you start helping others you have to start by helping yourself.

Here are 5 things to ponder...

Low Self-Confidence                                                                  

Staying in your comfort zone.                                              

You fear to take risks.                                                             

Always trying to cover up your mistakes. 

                      

Dismissing compliments                                                       

Fear of failure.                                                             

Being Confident

 

Always going the extra mile

 

Risk-taker regardless of out-come

 

Learns from the mistakes.

 

Accept compliments graciously

 

“Take the bull by the horns”

I’ve always been a “go-getter” but at some point in my life, I felt just like you. 

 

I started to lack self-confidence until realizing that my self-confidence was coming from low self-esteem.

 

Many of us are always trying to seek approval, we always feel that what we are doing is not our best or many times it comes from the way we were raised and our behaviors during our childhood (at least that’s what my therapist told me).

 

Truth is that when I got help from my counselor (AND NO! don’t believe that when you seek a counselor, you’re crazy) I realized that by taking this first step it actually made me stronger.

 

It opened up the doors to fully understand what was happening inside of me but also to realize when this “self-confidence” behavior started.

 

You see when I was young up until the age of 15, I was always participating in singing, modeling, always in front of crowds, always spoke my mind, I was NEVER SHY nor did I feel I was NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

 

However, something happened in my life that changed all of this and I became fearful; I didn’t think I was good enough, hated speaking in front of people, I felt ugly, too skinny, I started to lose confidence and started to have very low self-esteem.

 

Now, this may not be the case with you, but it’s worth a shot looking into this and self-evaluating yourself to see if ANYTHING is holding you back from moving forward.

 

I’m NOT AN EXPERT, COUNSELOR, THERAPIST, but what I am is an Interpreter who works in a variety of settings (counseling, therapy, social work, etc.) and I learn a thing or two about how this works.  I see so many cases and many of them have to do with low self-esteem.

 

So, having said that let me invite you to my Podcast where I talk a little more about this same topic.

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Build Your Self-Confidence 3-steps

 

  • Prepare for your Journey
    • Look at your achievements
    • Evaluate your strengths
    • What’s important for you and what you want in life
    • Mindset, take control – DON’T let it control you
    • Commitment
  • Development
    • Building on your skills and knowledge
    • Focus and start with the basics
    • Set small and achievable goals
    • Mindset, TAKE CONTROL
  • Implementation
    • Start implementing your steps, goals in order to achieve your dreams
    • Be prepared to fail, but learn to get up and continue to PUSH FORWARD – Don’t give up.
    • Practice makes perfect, practice and practice some more
    • Don’t be afraid to seek help, we all need it at one point or another

Let’s continue to BOSS UP AND RISE!

 

Let me know in the comments your thoughts, and pitch in some more tips…I’m always looking forward to learning more…

Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

Tips to help you stay motivated, healthy and help you with your entrepreneurship journey

Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, boxing practice—and many other large events have been canceled.

Along with this has come the closure of businesses, schools, gyms, churches, etc leaving many people trying to balance their “new way of life”.

Everyone is trying to find a new routine both for business and life.  Many are also trying to find a way to work out—because it’s important for both mental and physical health.

 

So during these times of stress, Depression and Anxiety this is a perfect time to stay busy and occupied to help ease our stress.

 

With schools and gyms being closed this impacted our kids who are amateur Boxers.  It created a huge impact in their lives just as I’m sure it has impacted yours.

 

Our son who’s a competitive boxer had trained for months day in/day out preparing for a National tournament and 3 weeks ago it was announced that they were canceling it due to the Coronavirus – Covid-19.

 

Things changed drastically overnight so we had to get creative.  Everyone including our children are now finding new ways to break a sweat while at home. 

 

So, here are some tips and inspiration for your next at-home work out to help you keep motivated—we’re all in this together:

Faviola the CEO Hustler

Keep a Routine

“I’m fortunate to live in a court and we have a large back yard, so we can continue our runs and workout once-a-week.  Therefore, we are doing our part to help stop the spread of this virus.”—Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler

 

Stay Positive

As we know “Life changes very quickly, but it’s how we react to those changes that matter”.

 

  • Times are hard.
  • Things are scary.
  • Life is changing by the minute.
  • Things will get harder before they get better.

 

But have FAITH, HOPE and BELIEVE that we will see the light💡 at the end of the tunnel

 

When I say it’s time to (Boss Up and Rise) I say it to #motivate you AND #Inspire you.

 

I hope that it helps you focus and working on things that you may have put on the “back burner” prior to this crisis Coronavirus – Covid-19😷

Work and Focus on Your Business

Now is the time to Focus on your Business and Focus on those very important items.

 

  • Work on Your Plan
  • Focus on Your Mission
  • Get in Your Vision in place
  • Create Your Strategy
  • Set Your Goals, etc. (During your NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS). 

 

After work hours you need to spend that much-needed Quality Time with your Family, do some SELFCARE, Games, Watch Movies, Tik Tok videos 😉 (my daughter and I love doing TikToks), Baking, Cooking, etc. get creative.

I’m also taking this time to work on some long overdue “organizing”.  I create a plan with my kids and we all make it fun by turning on some music and challenging each other on who does what and who finishes first, its fun and interactive.

 

Since its now springtime, we are taking some time working on our garden and cleaning our back yard.  It’s a great way to spend some good family quality time.

 

How about working on a Vision Board with your kids and family?  This also a great way to interact with your kids, but also help them focus on other things vs all the chaos going on right now.

 

We also created our own in-home weekly plan during school hours.  Here’s an example:

  1. School hours agenda 
  2. Prepare lunch (together). We created a weekly menu.
  3. PE activities and we do those together

 

This is a good way to stay connected and working together to get through these difficult moments.

 

What tips do you have for our wonderful audience?  How are you getting by these difficult and uncertain moments?

 

Want to get some FREE training and information or maybe just want to join for a cup of tea or coffee then make sure to join me via Facebook (Link below).

COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

Business Tips that every Entrepreneur needs to do

Some of the top CDC-Recommended Tips that small business owners can take to mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

As of February, we all started to see major changes in the economy, virus, etc and now we know that COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at a much faster pace – faster than we have ever seen with past viruses.

 

And as the situation evolves, many families including small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers are unsure of what steps to take to mitigate risk, protect their business; employees, but also support customers.

 

Here’s a
FREE Tool Kit.

 

Here are additional tips that I would also like to share with you during this COVID-19 crisis:

  1. If you are NOT working at home make sure to establish a Remote Work Option
  2. Reduce all meetings and/or travels
  3. Establish some work flexibility in order to protect your employees/workers/freelancers, etc.
  4. Communicate effectively and transparently with your customers and make sure they also understand your new policies (if any) during these difficult times.
  5. Stay safe, clean and healthy
    1. No handshaking
    2. Wash your hands
    3. Do not touch the face
    4. Disinfect areas

During these difficult times, we tend to watch the news, listen to the radio, social media and 8 out of 10 times we are receiving conflicting and misinformation.

 

I highly recommend that you stick to one channel to AVOID CONFUSION:

  1. Follow your City, County, and State news for accurate and up to date information
  2. Also, make sure to sign up or follow updates with the SBA or US Chamber of Commerce to get information about potential help during these difficult times.
  3. Also, try to consider obtaining “interruption insurance” because that may be an option for you in case of significant business losses.  Ask your insurance broker.
  4. Re-evaluate your financial situation;
    1. Decrease your unnecessary costs
    2. Create a new financial plan
    3. Start saving if at all possible
    4. Search for small business loans, disaster assistance loans, forbearance payments, hold or freeze your credit card payments.  

This is the time to be proactive and search for help, but also try to minimize all your costs, plan for the future, and more importantly prepare for the worst.

COVID-19: Safety and Readiness Tips

COVID-19: Safety and Readiness Tips

Business, Home, Life Disruption tips

In late 2019 many were speculating about a possible economic crisis unbeknownst to many – this coronavirus outbreak would be the cause of a huge global financial crisis and possible recession.

 

In December I started to see a lot more articles, and was hearing more entrepreneurs talking about a “potential crisis”.  However, many were speculating that it could be due to ongoing changes with the new AB5 Calfornia Law, as well as other things.

Now, if you went through the last “economic crash” then you know that this type of information is NOT taken lightly. 

 

You know you will start to prepare just in case there’s a potential impact and a possible scenario.

 

So in December of 2019, I started to share insight information “411” with many of you online to help you prepare – because that’s what I do…I help others!

 

However, many of you said that I was: “taking this out of proportion, fear-mongering, and saying it was a Hoax”…

 

Unfortunately, here we are in 2020 on “locked down, stock market down, a possible recession, people sick, dying, etc”.

Therefore I always say “It’s better to prepare for the worst and pray for the best”, Faviola the CEO Hustler

I hope that now you realize that this was not a LIE!

 

So it’s NEVER too late to prepare!

 

I want to make sure that moving forward you’re prepared and properly positioned for any impact this virus might have on yourself and your business.

 

This includes taking care of you, your family, your business, and prepare for impacts to your business. 

Here’s a copy of my CORONAVIRUS- BE PREPARED ROADMAP to help you prepare with some essential tips for you, your family and business.

It’s time to “Hunker Down” and be vigilant, prepared, and stay healthy and safe!

Sharing 5 major and essential TIPS to HELP the spread of the VIRUS 

 

  1. Wash your hands ALL THE TIME
  2. Don’t sneeze or spread your germs!
  3. Hunker down, don’t leave your house unless IT’S VERY NECESSARY
  4. Clean frequently; disinfect
  5. Avoid touching eyes, face and keep your distance

As an Entrepreneur, we know this is NOT ONLY going to impact us, our family, friends, but also the globe!

 

Yes, this is a global epidemic and we must take it very seriously if we ever want to get back to our normal life!

 

This is a good time to spend doing some of these 5 TIPS…

  1. Self-training
    1. Watch FREE training entrepreneur videos
    2. Listen to a FREE entrepreneur training podcast
    3. Read blogs and get trained
  2. Self-evaluate your skills and see if you can put them to work
    1. Example: I’m bilingual and I’ve been using my language skills to provide onsite interpreting, document translations, and over the phone interpretations.
    2. I’m also a bilingual skilled entrepreneur providing bilingual virtual administrative online services
  3. Time to work on those OVERDUE projects
    1. YouTube channel
    2. Podcast
    3. Blog
    4. Website
    5. Planning and Development, etc
  4. I also DON’T RECOMMEND that you do ANY SPENDING at this time unless it’s absolutely necessary.
  5. Furthermore, STAY POSITIVE, MOTIVATED AND DON’T LOSE HOPE – we will get through this together

Lastly, I want to remind EVERYONE to PLEASE do your due diligence and don’t let yourself get “sucked in” by all the online social media posts.

 

Get informed by going to each government agency’s website:  If you live in the County or City please check their websites and get informed. 

 

Also, if your State has a text message system sign up so you can get the latest alerts on changes within your State.

 

I welcome all comments and additional information that will help our viewers.

Self Care Goals

SelfCare Goals

How to Keep Up Your New Self-Care Goals

Faviola the CEO Hustler

By FAVIOLA VALENCIA C/O SHEILA OLSON

How to Keep Up Your New Year Self-Care Goals

There’s something invigorating about waking up to a new year after December 31 comes to a close.

We tend to believe we can accomplish anything we want despite having not achieved these goals in the year before.

 

While it is tempting to set lofty goals each new year, changing not necessarily the goals, but how we approach them, is the key to success.

 

With a few tips and some advice, keep up with your new year’s self-care goals.

 

You might even be surprised at how easy accomplishing those goals will be by the end of the new year.

“Selfcare is so important for both your health, family and business – Faviola the CEO Hustler”

Start Small

 

Setting out with lofty goals can be setting yourself up for failure from the start.

 

When challenges and intentions reach a point of seeming unattainable, that’s when most people begin to fall short of their goals.

 

Therefore, start with small changes to your routine to accommodate a single new goal that motivates you or build to meet your long-term goal.

 

For example, if your self-care goal is to spend more time for yourself in the morning, do not start by setting an alarm for an hour and a half earlier than you already wake.

 

(Begin by waking up just 15 minutes earlier, and then work your way up gradually.)

 

Similarly, if you wish to spend more time meditating with the goal of reaching an hour-long meditation, do not simply set out at an hour.

 

Build up slowly in small increments; this way, it seems manageable and you grow accustomed to the incremental changes.

 

If you need help getting a handle on meditation — or any new task, really — look for an app that can lend a hand.

 

Headspace, for example, is a great place to start.

And if you discover that it works for you, there’s a $12.99 subscription service that can help you expand your skillset.

Make More Time

If you do not get enough sleep and cannot afford to wake up a little earlier to fit everything into the day, consider outsourcing some of the chores and tasks you do.

 

Hiring someone to take some chores off of your shoulders is an easy way to make more time in your schedule for wellness and self-care.

 

Whether it is a meal-prep kit or hiring a weekly — or even monthly — housekeeper to clean up, there are quite a few options you can explore.

 

It is, however, important to consider the expense.

 

For example, the cost to clean the interior of a home in Sacramento is typically between $119 to $241, with the average cost landing at around $177.

 

Make sure you set aside or have enough money saved up to afford such an expense.

 

Inducing more stress is not the goal, so remember to plan ahead.

Be Kind to Yourself

 

Remember to be kind to yourself when setting and keeping up with your self-care goals and intentions.

 

Set one goal and be realistic.

 

Consider how much time you have to give this goal and the attainable, actionable steps you can take to make it happen.

 

Come up with a plan and even write it down or outline it if that helps you stick to it.

 

No matter the goal or journey, there are bound to be missteps along the way, so do not worry or beat yourself up if you have an off day.

 

Do not let a single fall keep you from finishing your goal either. Pick up where you left off the next day and stick with it.

 

Reward yourself too, which will help you maintain momentum toward the end goal in the long-run of the year.

 

Even actions such as enjoying a bath or indulging in a face mask and time to read a good book can be affirmative actions after taking visible strides forward with your new year goal.

 

In all, set realistic goals and expectations that motivate you to make small changes.

 

Work toward accomplishing these ideals with changes you can live with each day.

 

Build up over time, and consider off-loading some of your work or chores to make more time for yourself.

 

Through successes and failures, remember to respect your efforts and be kind to yourself.