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From Fear to Fortune: Esmeralda Alba’s Remarkable Story

Welcome to an incredibly inspiring podcast episode featuring the remarkable journey of Esmeralda Alba, a true testament to resilience and success.

Esmeralda, now the proud owner of 9 short-term rentals, has evolved into a thriving entrepreneur. But her path to success was anything but ordinary.

Hailing from immigrant parents, Esmeralda takes us on a heartfelt journey, offering an intimate glimpse behind the curtains of her life. She shares with us the challenges she and her husband faced, starting from humble beginnings and enduring years of fear and uncertainty, to ultimately becoming proud business owners and savvy real estate investors.

In this candid conversation, we delve into the depths of Esmeralda’s experiences, exploring how she conquered her fears, navigated through tough times, and orchestrated a remarkable transformation in her life.

If you’re drawn to stories of unwavering determination, triumph over adversity, and the extraordinary possibilities within the Airbnb and short-term rental industry, then this episode is a must-listen. 

Join us as we uncover the incredible journey of Esmeralda Alba and tap into the wisdom she has to offer.

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Timestamps for the key highlights in the episode

[01:44] Introduction to the show

[03:54] Esmeralda’s life before embarking on her entrepreneurial journey

[05:11] A backstory of Esmeralda’s husband as an illegal immigrant in the US

[14:56] What prompted them to start a window cleaning business?

[17:08] How they shared the responsibilities in their window cleaning business

[19:11] The pivotal moment that changed their life

[22:59] How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect their window-cleaning business

[27:00] How she got into the world of short-term rentals

[30:38] What did she learn from the window cleaning business that helped her in the STR business?

[34:21] Esmeralda’s advice on how to cultivate an abundance mindset

[37:24] Esmeralda’s short-term rental portfolio

[40:32] The Lightning Round

Golden Nuggets

  • We are continually learning each day. If we strive to help one another, put our best foot forward, and pay it forward, the world can become a better place. 
  • Having an abundance mindset is a learned skill  
  • “If you want something to occur in your life, you have to put it out there into the universe.”
  • “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” 
  • “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” 


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