Clisver Alvarez’ diagnosis of bipolar disorder when a teenager has driven her to help others with their mental health problems.
What’s your story?
Hello, a lot of people may know me as Clisver Alvarez mindset coach, writer mental health advocate, mom, but to me, I’m simply taking things as they come. You see I have walked a long road to get here and I have still not finished laying the cobblestones to my path. Because that is exactly what mental health is; it’s a never-ending journey. You see going back let say 11 years ago I (give or take) was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. I was devastated being only 16 at the time. It was very traumatic for me.
What excites you most about your industry?
What really excites me about coaching is the fire and power we all hold inside us. We can do so much to change our lives and turn things around. Also helping others find that fire inside them is pretty cool too because once they do there’s no turning back.
What drives you in business to push beyond what other people consider normal?
What wakes me up every single morning and makes me tick is knowing how many people I can help. Knowing that I can help impact another person’s life is huge for me.
What have been the most useful skills you have learnt and applied in your journey?
Wow, that’s a hard one because along the way I’ve learned so many. but one thing I love to carry with me is gratitude.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
The best piece of advice was if you try and fail at least you tried.
Who inspires you?
To me, the most inspirational person is someone seeking self-improvement because in life the only competition you should be striving to win is the one with yourself.
What have you learnt recently that blew you away?
Something I learned recently is that even I quit sometimes and I also have limits. However, the importance of this was learning my boundaries and my strengths as well as getting up again.
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
To be honest, the only thing I would do differently is to go back and spend more time with my father, he passed in 2015. Changing anything else probably would’ve changed who I would be today, I would not have done anything differently.
How do you unwind?
To me, unwinding means sitting back in my most comfortable chair and letting the words flow from my mind onto my computer screen. I love to write. Another way is to spend time along with my family. It’s the simplest thing for me.
What is a major mindset change, belief shift or ‘ah ha’ moment that you’ve experienced in relation to your business?
My greatest ‘ah ha’ was learning that I had all I needed in me
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How can people connect with you?
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This interview is part of the CallumConnects series.