Nely Galan on You as the Common Denominator

Emmy Award-winning producer and media mogul Nely Galan creates a new personal mantra every year. In the beginning: “Think like an immigrant.” Now: What do I need to learn this year?” As a first-generation Cuban immigrant, Galan began developing her mindset while watching her parents fight for her to come to the U.S.’s Shelby Skrhak delves into this empowering tale of building from failure, shifting your mindset and taking ownership of your future.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection August 2016 edition.



  • “The Tropical Tycoon” says having a focused drive on your dreams is the key to achieving what you want.
  • When signs appear in your life that change the course of your future, pay attention to them.
  • Why it’s important to shift your mindset toward ownership of your own life.
  • Becoming an entrepreneur is something you cultivate one hour at a time. Patience and perseverance wins the race.

Favorite Quote From This Episode: 

“Entrepreneur feels grandiose, but I think everybody can relate to word, ‘I wanna become self-made.’  Because that means that you’re the master of your own destiny.”

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