#084 – How to Deal with Negative Feedback with Virginia Salas Kastilio

In Episode 84, we talk to Virginia Salas Kastilio, Founder of the I Trust You Movement, about her focus on making the world a better, more loving place, and how she made a career out of being vulnerable on the internet. If you want to balance your entrepreneurship with giving back and making the world a better place, then this is the episode for you.


  • Virginia’s work is centered on regenerating the earth, sustainably and spiritually.
  • She went to 15 different schools growing up internationally, she’s trilingual, and began college at 16 in Germany.
  • She’s been a Youtuber since she was 16, so she learned to capitalize on her storytelling skills and got a job offer from Apple.
  • After she got training and cut her teeth at Apple and a few other companies, she decided to start working for herself instead of others.
  • Before she decided what she wanted to do as an entrepreneur, Virginia took a year to be a “happiness researcher,” through which she learned the one thing that makes everyone happy is human connection.
  • She began to build a following on Snapchat, which led to other entrepreneurs and companies hiring her to manage their social media as a consultant.
  • The best thing you can do is really show up for yourself and be present to opportunities.
  • When you step out of your comfort zone and take risks, you’re more likely to achieve something.
  • Alex notes that Virginia believes herself worthy of other people’s time, which is the key to success and is even more difficult than simply not caring what other people think of you.
  • Virginia shares some of her tips on overcoming negative feedback.
  • Virginia’s self-awareness comes from cultivating an ability to see the dark parts of herself and have full acceptance of herself.
  • Virginia talks about the ways in which she stays grounded while traveling.
  • As her business grows, Virginia has had to learn to manage teams, how to hire, and how to let go and trust her team to do the work.
  • Virginia’s intention is to dominate the consciously green space.
  • She shares a valuable tip: Determine what needs to happen first in order for the other steps to be possible.


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