Who Is Tal
I know there’s a reason you landed on this page. We were meant to meet and I’m glad to have you here.
I’m Tal Navarro and this is my story!
Some people know why they were placed here on earth while others are still searching for their purpose.
I’m not certain yet what my purpose is in life but what I know for sure is that part of it is to give to others.
Every article I share, every tip I give, every experience I write about comes from my heart, and gut and, from a deep desire that inspires me and drives me to continue to share my insights on both my personal expertise in the digital world and on my professional experiences, thoughts and productions I take part of or organize.
I am here to shake you up a bit and take you out of your comfort zone. I will guide , support and coach you on how to bring your business to the next level of success and build the life you want for yourself.
Much like the life I’ve built for myself.
I had to walk through a difficult path in order to get to the point where I do what I love everyday. If I made it – Anyone can…
Why am I telling you this? So that you can truly understand that anyone can fulfill his or her dreams. You can become the best version of yourself and accomplish anything in life by committing to the process and knowing you got what it takes.
In 1999, when the Internet was still in “diapers”, I was serving in the military as a computers and communication training officer and was part of the search and rescue unit of the Home Front Command. That is where I discovered my love for the online world.
In 2001, two weeks after completing my service, I spread my wings and took on the great wide world, relocating to New York City. Upon my arrival, I worked as an agent at a travel agency. During my time there I gained knowledge and experience working with clients, office work and learned English. I enjoyed the two years I have worked with them but always felt I wanted more and that something was missing.
In 2006 I met someone (who would become my husband and then my ex-husband) through a social media website I was active on (MySpace). By then the website was quite popular and I have moved to an island in the Caribbean where I started an online business. Even though until that point, I have only used the Internet as a tool to contact my family and friends back home and around the world. I finally learned through my own experience what independence felt like and, it was intoxicating.
Insights along the way – Emotions motivate action
It hasn’t always been easy for me.
I suddenly came to a point where I would wake up in the morning, having to worry about keeping a constant flow of clients to make ends meet. There were times I thought about giving up. I saw everyone around me finish school, move up in life with “grown-up” job. I considered whether I might be on the wrong path.
But still, I never gave up.
I taught myself all there is to know about digital marketing and the online world. I also learned about the psychological world of clients and customer service. I learned to separate emotions from business (okay, that one took me longer to learn, truth be told). I realized that emotions don’t necessarily have to be a bad thing because they motivate me into action and although things can get rough, I must keep marching on.
In 2006 I opened a digital marketing business that offered promoting businesses on social media. I have been working on website promotion and partner projects online since the early days of MySpace and Facebook. My knowledge grew as I kept going.
I used the internet to self educate myself and read articles written by Ken Eboy who is a coach in the field of web design and small online businesses and is also founder of SBI.com.
In 2008 I moved to Florida where I started studying business management at the Everglades University in Boca Raton.
What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger – Not just a cliché, my life crisis
In 2009 my life was turned upside down and all my dreams were crushed.
My mother became ill with a rare form of cancer and I left my life and business all the way abroad and moved back home for 6 months. Our life was turned upside-down. We went from hospital to hospital, from one difficult treatment to another and experienced emotional crisis on a daily basis. After a grueling period of 6 months she passed away.
A new beginning
I was distraught. I moved back to Israel with no business, no mother, no life, and if that wasn’t enough, I was going through a harrowing divorce process and didn’t even own a bank account nor have I ever paid rent in this country.
I simply had to start over using the knowledge and skills I have accumulated through my studies and old business abroad.
During the time I stayed in Israel, I never gave up and never let myself sink into a state of depression.
In 2010 I joined Adler-Chomsky advertising agency where I established and ran the social media department. My work included building marketing strategies, content management and ongoing activities for brands and companies through the tools of social media.
But still, I wasn’t fulfilled.
In 2011 I spread my wings once more and moved away on my own to create my path. This is when I founded Sumo College- A Social Media Marketing College that trains and educates hundreds of businesses and organizations on the subject of social media.
Today, after gaining years of experience in the online world, I am ready to share with you my knowledge and expertise. I am here to guide you on how to use the various tools that are available to us in all digital fields. I will share my personal experiences with you including projects I am working on occasional trips around the world and fun hobbies. While setting goals and destinations for ourselves, we must not forget to enjoy the journey.
He who says he can and he who says he can’t – are both usually right
What guides us in life – is us. It is our credo. Our attitude. It all depends on what paths we choose to take. Sometimes we falter along the way. Things won’t always be simple.
The secret to success is perseverance
Don’t give up.
If you fall – get up.
Get up, and keep going.
There is no reason not to live your life to the fullest.
There is no reason not to fulfill your dreams.
All you need is faith in yourself and persistence.
Of course, a little inspiration and motivation can’t hurt –
And that’s what I am here for.