Podcast

006: Self-Awareness for Love, Happiness, and Success with Romero Britto

Based in Miami, iconic pop artist Romero Britto is the most licensed artist in history whose work has been in museums and galleries in over a hundred countries. He has collaborated with international brands, creating public art installations for public spaces and events like the Super Bowl XLI. This easygoing man is also an activist who has dedicated time, art, and resources to more than 250 charitable organizations worldwide.

In this episode, Romero shares anecdotes from his life—his transition from law school to art and his trajectory following the Absolut Art campaign—and his personal beliefs. Despite the struggles he has overcome, he remains bright and optimistic as he offers advice for aspiring artists and people who want to experience wonder in their lives. He even quotes Marvel comics legend Stan Lee and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Romero is proof that it is possible to be happy and successful at the same time if you embrace your personal journey. 

Episode Highlights:

  • 07:08 – Romero’s personal struggles before becoming an artist
  • 10:10 – Surround yourself with people who have good values and inspire you
  • 13:15 – On fame and beating self-doubt
  • 18:00 – Find what you love doing and just go for it
  • 22:08 – How pressure from expectations can lead to regrets or resentment
  • 25:38 – Why artists should to go to business school (if they can)
  • 29:48 – Committing to projects and outdoing one’s self
  • 33:45 – How Romero’s lifestyle affects his art
  • 39:07 – Be patient, consistent, and believe in what you’re doing
  • 42:34 – The importance of family

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