Samael Tejada, President and Founder of Liquivida, is a firm believer in the common saying that health is wealth. He believes that no one should put their health on the back burner. As a retired Firefighter/Paramedic on the firefighters’ calendar, he was very fit until he started building his company. Then, with much to do in so little time, he gradually relaxed his fitness regimen and got lost in work. Consequently, he gained a lot of weight, forcing him to slow down and get his health back on track. Sam’s transformation was a wake-up call that motivated him to seek solutions to help people feel more energetic and in control of their health.
His company, Liquivida, is a full-service health and wellness center franchise that is helping people across America to replenish, rehydrate, and revitalize through vitamin IV therapy, medical aesthetics, hormone replacement therapies, and innovative weight loss solutions. It is operated by a respected network of medical professionals who believe that sustainable health and wellness can be achieved by understanding one’s body and caring for it through targeted nutrition and a combination of preventative and functional medicine.
As part of their model, clients are encouraged to undergo routine blood work to see where nutrients could be low and why. From there, Liquivida’s medical team leverages various strategic partners to deliver cutting-edge alternative health and wellness solutions for busy clients.
We had the good fortune of connecting with Samael Tejada and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Samael, how do you think about risk?
For you to progress in life, taking risk is something you have to do. Regardless of what it is, whether it’s participating in sports or business or education, there is some kind of risk that you’ll have to take to get to that end goal. When it comes to business, I think it’s very important to take calculated risks where you list the positives and potential negatives. From there, you decide to take the risk when you find you have more pros than cons. When you’re younger, you can afford to take more risks that will have a greater negative outcome. But, when you’re older, you have certain responsibilities that will make you think twice before taking that kind of risk. In business, you of course risk losing money, but you are also risking your time because once you lose it, you never get it back. I have taken a lot of risks career-wise.I first started the company while I was working as a firefighter paramedic in Broward County. I was stepping away from a secure job, salary and pension to fully embrace my passion. When I started Liquivida Lounge, my wife and I invested a lot of our own money and put a lot of time, sweat, and tears into it, unsure if it would come to fruition. We worked tirelessly to make sure it was a success and sacrificed a lot along the way, with our time especially. However, it has all been worth it, now selling franchises, we can see that our hard work, and investment of time and money has all paid off.