Your’s truly, Peter ‘The Bronx Warrior’ Liciaga, has reached greater success than most kids from the Bronx could ever have imagined.
Being a professional performing artist in dance, theater, TV and film has afforded me the opportunity to entertain tens of thousands of people around the world. After many years being a performing artist and a successful martial artist, my experience and passion for personal and professional success has allowed me to branch off and find success in anything I put my mind to. However, there are many reasons why I rose out of the streets to the fame and success that I am blessed to enjoy.
Read on for a look into how I have become so successful.
Peter “The Bronx Warrior” Liciaga’s Success
I Use My Personal Energy
Whether I’m in public, speaking at a school or working on a film or theater project, I always strive to inspire, motivate and encourage everyone that is around me. I learned many years ago that if you want people to appreciate you you must appreciate them, and show them by always being a positive force. Without question, I want to be a positive force.
I Maintain A Competitive Nature
Being competive has always been a driving force behind my success. Everything that I do, I will put my all into it whether it be martial arts, running a business, directing, working on a fight sequence or acting.
I will always strive to be the hardest worker in the room.
If people are not willing to work hard, they will not achieve their dreams and reach the personal best in success.
I Strive To Be Very Entertaining
Working with such talented people in the entertainment industry has taught me that personality has a lot to do with success, especially in acting. I always try to find a way to relate to my audiences and fans. Whether it be my passion in my key note speaches or my smile, I am always looking for ways to make the audience more involved. I strive to be the best at getting everyone to root for me simply because I am approachable and likable.
I Have A Successful Family Life
My family has a lot to do with me getting and staying focused, intelligent and on track to being successful and reaching my goals. My wife, Renee, also highly successful as a performing artist and choreographer, keeps me on my toes. My kids, both of whom have experienced being in front of the camera and on stage, are a neverending reminder of the importance of me being a real role model for them. They also keep me mindful of the importance of my legacy. I want my kids to always know that I will always be there for them, no matter what.
By the way, my wife and I will be celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary this November.
I Follow My Dreams
Everything in life has a purpose for me. No matter what my dreams were, overcoming the gang life, ballet, martial arts, filmmaking or acting, I do extremely well because I wasn’t afraid to follow my dreams. Without the drive to succeed and be the best, I might not have ever excelled the way I have (or do).
I Work My Ass Off!
Growing up in the streets and without positive role models, I had to overcome some overwhelming obstacles. I made a lot of stupid choices. Many of them were devastating to me and the one thing that I would fall back on is this desire to never give up and work my ass off to and overcome whatever the circumstance was.
I would hours upon hours learning and training to become the best me I could be. I always knew that my circumstances will only get better if I got better!
I Find Mentors
I had a rough childhood and was involved with gangs. I lived in the streets for a year and ran aimlessly wild until I was 17 years old. He definitely was headed down a wrong path and needed an immediate change. Fortunately, a neighborhood family reached out to me and took me in. I found a martial arts teacher and started me on a path to doing something productive and positive with my life.
To this day, I am always seeking out mentors, coaches, trainers and teachers. They help keep me focused and grounded as well as informed on what I need to work to get to my next level of success.
I Surround Myself With Great People
My decision to become friends with good, positive and motivated people has changed my life dramatically. If I would have stayed with the same crowd, I might have ended in jail or dead. I knew that certain aspects of my life had to change, so I cut out all of the bad, negative and destructive people in my life (including family members.)
I Take Risks
Taking risks has enabled me to venture from the streets to ballet to acting to being an entreprenuer. If I wasn’t successful in ballet, I might have passed up my success in musical theater and acting. All the successes I experience in the many professions I endeavor have come from my willingness to take risks.
My hope and prayer is that I would be an inspiration to everyone. The decisions I have made in my life, especially the decision to NEVER GIVE UP, are what has led me to my successes. Oftentimes, my life took a turn for the worse and the end of one endeavor became a turning point and defining moment for the beginning of another incredible adventure. Instead of giving up, I dedicate myself to aiming high and becoming the best of the best at whatever I needed to do at that moment in my life.