Gaby Vivas - Episode 141

“Most people of my generation left without anything…

Just with the hope to find a good job, and send money back to our families”

Gaby Vivas is an exceptional human with an incredible story to share.

Growing up under the regime in Venezuela was something a great novelist would struggle to think up.

Her reality was so far removed from anything you would have heard and no doubt experienced yourself.

She left home at 18 without telling her parents or friends.

These days, she is a globetrotting entrepreneur teaching people languages and how best to live a sovereign lifestyle.

Gaby Vivas - Spanish and Portuguese Language Teacher

Discussion Topics: What you will discover from listening to this Podcast:

  • Growing up in Venezuela
  • Current Venezuelan salary is $4
  • Is there hope for Venezuela’s future?
  • Brokenness of Venezuelan society
  • Information control of Government
  • Close confrontations with Military
  • An Exchange student in France
  • Being unable to afford chicken
  • Leaving Venezuela without telling parents
  • An 83 year old mentor who changed her life
  • Being introduced to Bitcoin
  • What it’s like living in Russia
  • Lessons from Russian culture
  • Growing her own language school
  • Strategies to learn a new language
  • Language v Mathematical brain
  • The beauty expressed in languages


I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Your fellow being



Background, Context & Reference

Connect with Gaby Vivas:

Portuguese – Website

Spanish – Website





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Books Mentioned:


Alter Ego Effect – Todd Herman 

Music By

Matthew Parker

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