Encore OTS 162: Against All Odds – Magie Cook

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Today’s guest is an immigrant who went from incredible poverty to founding a multi-million dollar business.

She was born in an orphanage in Mexico and her first shot out of poverty was an opportunity to play basketball for the Mexican National Team – a shot she missed because she had broken her collarbone. Undeterred, she managed to immigrate to the United States on a basketball scholarship.

With a college degree in hand, but no job to be found, she found herself living on the streets during a snowy winter. A condition so familiar that she didn’t realize she was homeless. A friend saw her and gave her a place to stay.

Weeks later, she entered a Fresh Salsa competition, won unanimously, and received $800 to start a natural salsa and dips company. Which she grew into a multi-million dollar business within four years, with products distributed across 38 states to major supermarkets like Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods, and many more.

At the height of its success in 2015, she sold her company to Campbell’s and then went to Mexico and rescued 31 orphaned children from a drug cartel.

Please join me in welcoming Magie Cook. 

In this episode, discover Magie Cook’s inspiring odyssey: From an orphanage in Mexico to founding a multi-million dollar business and impacting lives globally.

In this episode, we discuss:

🍅 Remarkable Journey from Poverty to Success: Magie Cook’s story is a powerful testament to resilience and determination. Born in a Mexican orphanage and after overcoming a missed opportunity with the Mexican National Basketball Team due to injury, she immigrated to the U.S. on a basketball scholarship, her first step out of poverty.

🍅 Overcoming Homelessness to Entrepreneurial Triumph: After college, Magie experienced homelessness, a state she didn’t initially recognize due to her tough upbringing. Her fortune changed dramatically when she won a Fresh Salsa competition, leading her to establish a natural salsa and dips company

🍅 Learn about the Mindful Success Workshops led by Magie, which offers practical techniques and strategies to enhance focus, reduce stress, and cultivate a positive mindset, ultimately leading to greater success and fulfillment in personal and professional endeavors.

🍅 She’s an amazing speaker and has a passion for making a real impact by helping others embrace the future with excitement and anticipation. 

Tune in to ‘Against All Odds’ to spice up your life with Magie Cook’s recipe for turning salsa into success and hardship into hope!

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