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My real passion is not only music, but communication. I had the opportunity to study a degree, and chose speech therapy. And when I finished, I also studied to become a teacher of listening and language. There I learned many of the things that have become my passion today: The world of education, the world of talent and why the education system fails to develop the potential that all human beings have within. I would like to tell you something that may surprise you, which has to do with my having grown up thinking throughout my educational process that I didn't have any talent. And when I say no talent, I mean literally. Not even the things I knew or thought I could do well, and that I liked; not even then did I think I would be any good, and that my talent our potential would come out. I grew up thinking that I was a pebble, just like all students, and there are a few pretty sea shells among us who are the ones who have talent. And these sea shells usually stand out in something, or get really good grades, or have something really clear that sets them apart, but most pebbles have something too, just something that is not immediately apparent.
In my early 20s I was enrolled in law, after having had a normal, decent education. You don't fail everything, but you don't excel either. But something happened in my life where my body stopped, and told me, through a panic attack: "That's enough." I was having a terrible time; I wasn't happy, enrolled in a degree that I didn't like at all and where I couldn't shine, because, all I had to do was memorize and I couldn't, or I felt I couldn't, express my creativity. Having that panic attack stopped me and made me drop everything. I left school and told myself: "Until you find what you want to do, don't do anything. Don't rush anywhere, or at least not to somewhere that won't take you where you want to go". When you are in your early 20s you become a little odd: everyone around you tells you that you are wrong, that you have to study something or work on something, but they don't tell you what, because they don't know either. So I stopped everything in my life and the only thing I was sure about — my only reference — is that I wanted to write songs because that's what I had done since I was a kid. No one in my family was musical, so it was completely unknown, terrifying ground. And all I heard was the tired saying that the world of music is really hard. Interestingly, I have heard that about all worlds: all worlds are difficult, especially for the one who says it.
If you believe in yourself, in the end things happen, but you have to the whole time — not just at one point, but the whole way. So the story continued: I studied speech therapy, recording demos, I was able to make my first record, then my first company fired me... No one said it would be simple. But I knew how to bounce back and I realized that I had made the same mistake as at the beginning: I was rushing too far towards a place that was not mine, so I stopped again. I finished my degree and then my first song came out — you might know it, it is a song about my philosophy, called "El secreto de las tortugas", and it changed my whole life radically. But I also set up my speech therapy practice, and there I started working with real children and started to see that children are an inexhaustible source of creativity, potential talent and passion. I don't know any children who are not creative, not a single one.