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Check Out Gabriel Vicentico Vargas Estrella’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabriel Vicentico Vargas Estrella.

Hi Gabriel, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
It makes me a little nostalgic to talk about how it all started. Since I was 4 years old, I have always been a sports fan, especially soccer. As I grew up, it gave me great experiences, traveling to different places and meeting a lot of people. I did tryouts for several professional teams and I also played in the 3rd division of the Mexico professional soccer league.

My passion for sports also came from my father and my uncles. they have always liked sports like soccer, football, baseball, basketball, and many others. In October 2020, in the midst of this terrible pandemic, I started taking different courses on sports broadcasting. Thanks to this, I met a great sports journalist and now my friend, Alfredo Gallegos. Starting to know more about journalism and storytelling motivated me to start my own sports podcast.

The podcast started just telling sports success stories in order to motivate the show’s audience. As it grew, I realized that the program could grow even more if it had guests from the sports world, both athletes and journalists. The first interview I held was with a Mexican soccer player named Diego Pillado. After 1 year of this 1st interview, I have had 27 guests of all kinds.

The program so far has 53 episodes and is heard in more than 25 countries, always keeping the same objective, to motivate and inspire people. The podcast has also opened up some labor opportunities. I am currently a writer on 2 sports websites. The 1st one is called pilotofootball.com where I write about the NFL.

The other one is called logiadeportiva.com where I write about the soccer world. Also, I had the opportunity to cover the NFL Draft at the US-Mexico border city named Mexicali.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I can’t say it’s been as easy as it seems. Like everything in life, there have been good and bad days.

Above all, because when I started the project in 2020, mentally and physically, I was not living my best moment, I did not have as much motivation and I did not know at that moment what I wanted and looking for in life. Also, when the podcast was just starting, I received some comments on social media/outside voices saying that the podcast was not going to succeed.

At the beginning and at the end of 2021, I had to make 2 breaks of the program, because I was working on how to innovate the content and keep it fresh, It was difficult to find new ideas. We always want immediate results, but it really isn’t that simple.

You have to keep working, improving, learning, and little by little, everything you do will grow. But also find the correct mentors that can provide guidance on how to continually grow in all aspects of life.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a sports journalist. As I told you at the beginning of the interview, my passion and love for sports have opened up some opportunities. With the impact of social media, I try to be aware on a daily basis of what is happening in the world of sports.

A little over 1 year ago, I started my career as a sports writer. My 1st articles were about the NFL, I have also written a little bit about baseball and currently, I am focused on both NFL and soccer. I believe that many know me by the way I convey what I say, I have received comments from many people telling me that thanks to my way of telling and talking about sports, they have been interested in knowing a little more about this world.

So far, I’m proud of how my podcast has grown, I’m even co-hosting a football podcast with some friends and I’ve had quite a few well-known guests who are an example to follow up.

What would you say has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
There are several, but without a doubt, I would say that what I have learned best is that we all make mistakes and by doing them we need to learn the lesson.

That it is normal to be afraid of the new or unknown. But even feeling this way the only way to conquer is to go through, learn and continue moving forward.

Everyone who has started something new has gone through mistakes and that is something that I have understood throughout all this. Better to have tried and failed rather than keep sitting and not making a move.

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