3 Weeks At Ama La Vida

Today marked the completion of my third week working at Ama La Vida. This week we started the sales cycle. Wednesday we began sending out emails and Thursday we began calling. I learned that I’m really not bad at leaving voicemails. However, after my 20th I start forgetting my email address; and I occasionally forget…

How To Get Gritter

A few years ago I came across this fantastic Ted Talk about grit. I recently happened upon it again. Hands down one of my favorite Ted Talks ever. The speaker, Angela Lee Duckworth discusses the importance of grit in our lives. She defines grit so unique it’s almost magical. “Grit is passion and perseverance for…

Take Your Success In Stride

Today was a good day. It didn’t go as planned but I learned to roll with the punches and accomplished what I could in the time I had. While I didn’t accomplish my original goal, I found that overcoming obstacles and challenges is much more satisfying. Despite only getting a small portion of the task…

Why you should practice sticky-note gratitude

I started this year’s collection of sticky-notes six days ago. This year, I choose to be a little bolder with my gratitude. I choose to display them on the outside of my door. I very passionately believe that anything can be a community building task if you engage in it, I also put out some…

Have A Hidden Passion

We all have a hidden passion. Each and every one of us. These hidden passions are what fuel us; they make up come alive. We keep them trapped inside and buried down deep where only a few chosen people get to see them. We water them on occasion and hope that they grow, without ever…