Filipe Santos Embodies Jersey Toughness and Resilience

by Mike Ham
Photo via Filipe Santos

Embarking on an episode of “Greetings From the Garden State,” I had the pleasure of sitting down with Filipe “Fil” Santos, an entrepreneur reflecting the resilience emblematic of New Jersey. In this episode, we traverse through Fil’s roots in Harrison, New Jersey, uncovering a narrative woven with a passion for skateboarding, drumming, and unexpected turns that led him to confront substance abuse. Fil candidly shares pivotal recovery moments, highlighting the transformative power fueled by the unwavering support of his parents.

Our conversation navigates through Fil’s entrepreneurial ventures, shining a spotlight on “The Room,” a salon that has evolved into an educational hub for hairstylists. Beyond salon management, Fil’s entrepreneurial spirit extends to a tattoo shop and rental properties, painting a vivid and diverse landscape of his endeavors.

Listeners gain insight into Fil’s mindset, a fusion of positivity, manifestation, and strategic use of technology for business growth. The conversation unveils Fil’s artistic collaboration with Drew O’Brien from Make Cool Sh*t, adding unique dimensions to his ventures.

A key point in the story is Fil’s discovery of Tony Robbins, a mentor whose teachings played a pivotal role in reshaping Fil’s life, underscoring the impact positive influences can have on one’s journey to success.

Fil’s journey extends into podcasting with “Chop Meat,” co-hosted with chef Jamie Knott (Saddle River Inn, Cellar 335). The therapeutic essence of podcasting shines through, emphasizing the pursuit of fulfillment beyond immediate financial gains. Fil invites connection on Instagram @chop_safil, reflecting his passion for service work and helping others.

Join me in exploring Fil Santos’ resilience – from overcoming challenges to embracing a fulfilling life. It’s a story resonating universally, reminding us that with the right mindset, anything is possible.

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Mike Ham is the voice behind the popular podcast, "Greetings From the Garden State". Traveling up and down New Jersey, Mike brings his listeners the stories of the people and places shaping the Garden State. Not only is he a Jersey diehard, he is also a respected member of the podcast community and has spoken at several podcasting conferences. As he continues to amplify the voices of New Jersey, Mike Ham remains a passionate advocate for the diverse narratives woven into the fabric of the Garden State.

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