Morales Family Adventures | Chico Morales
Follow Chico Morales as he takes his followers on adventures through Disneyland cruises and family adventures with his wife Katie and their two adorable children, Dylan and Lola! Chico is a perpetual optimist and tries to inspire his followers every day to #livemore, whether that’s trying out a brand new hobby for the first time or just taking a different way to work.
Read more about Chico’s family adventures below!
SCSMM: How did you first discover Snapchat?
I heard about Snapchat through friends.
SCSMM: Why do you think Snapchat has taken off?
I think we are just in the beginning phase of social media and everything “smart.” Snapchat has taken off more now since Instagram launched Stories. Good competition drives good business. You’re seeing more and more people on Snapchat that wouldn’t or didn’t believe it would take off. More and more generation-X users, like myself.
SCSMM: What do you like to Snap about?
I’m a vlogger. I promote my Youtube channel “The Morales Adventure”; on Tuesdays I do “MacGyver Tuesdays” where I do 4-5 life hacks.
My snaps are about inspiration and I created the #livemore movement. The #livemore movement is about loving life and not taking it for granted. Sometimes it takes us to lose someone important to us before we realize life is short. I try to inspire others to #livemore everyday, whether it’s trying new foods or taking a different way home from work. Get off the couch and go to the park or go to the zoo or maybe hit a concert or festival you wouldn’t normally go to. Everybody dies, but not everybody lives. Stop and smell the flowers. Take waking up in the morning as a gift!
SCSMM: Why should everyone follow you on Snapchat and watch your stories every day?
I would ask that people follow me if they wanted to be inspired and have fun. I’m truly genuine and connect with everyone I meet. With the #livemore movement I spread inspiration and positivity.
SCSMM: What would you recommend someone do just starting out on Snapchat?
I would recommend people find their content. What are they about? Content is KING. Then find a website like Ghostcodes and add themselves to it. Make friends and connect. Appreciate people who take the time to watch your stories and take the time to watch theirs. As creators we need to support each other!
Have you ever been hired to represent a brand or product on Snapchat?
I have not been hired. I have done review videos on my Youtube channel but I did those because I believe in the product. Although I wasn’t paid for it, it was fun making the video of the review for my custom Ghostcode!
How do you develop your Snapchat stories? Are the spontaneous or do you plan them out?
A little bit of both actually. I have a creator’s mind so it is thinking non-stop. I’ll wake up at 2 or 3am and have an idea for either my Youtube channel or my Snapchat story.
SCSMM: What else do you do? What is your business?
I am a heavy equipment mechanic for the Department of Energy in California. I service all equipment, from ATVs to giant heavy 195′ man-lifts that service power lines up to 500kv.
How do you think Snapchat has helped your life and business grow?
Snapchat has helped me immensely. I have a following of people that have adopted the #livemore life and have also subscribed to my Youtube channel because of it. Most call me a life coach but I’m just here to inspire people!
How is the Snapchat community different from other social networks?
I love this question….I HATE FACEBOOK because it breeds so much hate and negativity! People don’t fact check before they repost something and think I care about their religious beliefs or political views. It’s a cesspool of hate and trolls. I miss the days of “food porn.” Instagram I use as a backup to Snapchat. Because of stories now and hashtagging (which is a great advertising tool) you can expand your followers. I believe Twitter could be helpful but I don’t use it as often. Good to reach out to others. But the Snapchat community is amazing. It’s flooded with creators. Whether you’re putting a filter on your face or using a bitmoji you’re a creator. You posted it for a reason…We inspire each other and push each other to do better and create more.We all have a bit of narcissism in us and that’s what drives us. Most of us all follow each other or have heard of each other.
SCSMM: Who are YOUR favorite influencers on SnapChat?
This is tough… My favorite creators are DJ Struth mate, ARee, Vicky, Cowglow, DJ Bwellz, Kim Hutchison, Mike Harrison, SarahRachelSunshine, Dez. I use to follow some other accounts, but they didn’t watch others’ snaps. And I feel like that’s important as a creator — taking time to watch the others that follow you!