I grew up listening to Big Boy and his beautiful co-host Luscious Liz on Power 106’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood morning show. For a woman that is trying to break into the industry; Liz Hernandez is the prime example of a woman that achieved success without jeopardizing her integrity. Liz takes us along her journey through Power 106, MTV, E!, 104.3 FM, and now, Access Hollywood. The event was nothing short of amazing. The room was filled with hope, ambition, laughter and tears. If you didn’t get a chance to go, here are two pieces of advice from the woman of the hour herself.
Never let your ego get in the way.
Being humble is crucial. Sometimes we think we’re too good to do the small tasks, but the small tasks are the ones that count the most. Liz told us a story in which she was willing to work for free, even after working at a radio station up North. Always be ready to work!
There’s enough room for all of us!
Every industry is competitive, and there have been times when I feel like there is only room for one person to be great on the radio/TV. Clearly, that is not the case. We can all make it, because we all have something unique to bring to the table. Rather than always trying to compete with what the next person is doing, or trying to be that person. Work on being the best version of YOU. We all have different lives, and we’re all traveling on different journeys, but our common denominator is our hunger to succeed and the passion we carry inside.
I am so glad I was able to attend this event. It was solid evidence that if you work really hard, remain humble, and treat people right; you can make your dreams come true!