Taking Creative Risks with Alyssa Mopia | Ep16

Have you ever been afraid to go against the status quo? In this episode, we talk with Alyssa Mopia about creative risks, taking online connections offline, and the importance of sharing your story. 



  • why she decided to start her local community and why she named it Coffee and Convos
  • the story behind her undying love for coffee (like so many of us!) 
  • why she started her brand on Instagram first
  • an insider’s look into the San Diego creative community
  • how she chooses who she interviews through Coffee and Convos
  • the most inspiring stories she’s heard over coffee and favorite memories
  • the biggest risks she’s taken with building her community
  • what it looks and feels like to take a creative risk
  • how she’s overcome the fear of taking risks and how you can too
  • mantras to help you take more risks with your creativity 




  • “We each have a story to tell.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “I believe the best conversations happen over coffee.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “We are all on the same playing field, ready to support each other.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “You don’t know how someone’s story can impact you.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “Deep down, we want to connect with people and the best way to do that is through vulnerability.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “Risk looks like something you’ve never done before but you’re putting your heart into.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “If your heart is in it, it’s the right thing.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “As long as you tried… the world will see it and reciprocate.” (Tweet it!) 
  • “We are all so capable of doing what we want to do.” (Tweet it!) 




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