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This coming year’s outlook for Florida legislation and for the economy

I attended the Heart of Florida United Way Legislative Preview and the Orlando Business Journal Economic Outlook on January 17th (yes, it was a busy day). I thought you’d like to hear about what was discussed. Here are the highlights! Heart of Florida United Way Legislative Preview ALICE 40% of Americans don’t have $400 in… Continue reading This coming year’s outlook for Florida legislation and for the economy

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Partners Require You to Learn More About Yourself

I spend the majority of my time with two amazing men. My husband, John, and my business partner, Jack (yes, I mess up their names often). These two very different men have different love languages, life strategies, and favorite past times. But learning more about them has required me also to take a fresh look… Continue reading Partners Require You to Learn More About Yourself

Leadership, Life Lately

My VIP Synapse Experience

Being a small business owner slash consultant has the perk of me being able to dictate how I spend my time. My business partner and I also can choose how we spend our money rather than staying hard and true to our pre-planned budget. (We didn’t plan to buy a Minion or Sylvie Loki costume… Continue reading My VIP Synapse Experience

Life Lately

Jewels Have Become Beanie Babies

Patti is still learning about reselling jewelry. I'm looking at abundance and cash flow differently. You never know where money can come from, and sometimes, not having to pay for something means you can still receive and not lose the abundance in your wallet. I learned a mantra long ago that says, "Money comes easily,… Continue reading Jewels Have Become Beanie Babies

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Podcast – S3E05 – Plug In and Make Your Experience Better

We talked to Debo Ofsowitz, a local legend in the LGBTQA+ volunteering space and our dear friend, about volunteering, being an ally, building trust, increasing self-awareness, and steps to increase your own empathy for others. We took a little deep dive into The Four Agreements and purposefully practicing checking your implicit bias. When asked what… Continue reading Podcast – S3E05 – Plug In and Make Your Experience Better

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Podcast – S3E04 – Create Your Own Opportunities

Seeing a vast disparity in diversity in the tech world, Josh helped form Black Orlando Tech, a successful nonprofit in teaching adults about technical fields to help them either change or advance their careers. He used his hunger to learn and passion for teaching to become an expert in cloud computing. His book, Venti Fried… Continue reading Podcast – S3E04 – Create Your Own Opportunities

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Podcast – S3E03 – Courage is Something You Make

Lea Tran, author, speaker, and overall wonder woman, joined us to talk about her story of being a member of the "Boat People" and escaping from Vietnam. We talk about how courage is something you find or create, but it doesn't come naturally. Sometimes it's because you have to have it to survive, and other… Continue reading Podcast – S3E03 – Courage is Something You Make

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Podcast – S3E02 – Working Hard and Keeping It Light

We interviewed Janel Chambers, co-owner of the Minuteman Press in College Park, Orlando. Running a small business has a lot of different pressures, and when you run one with a friend, there are different dynamics you need to consider. We talked about maintaining trust, knowing your strengths and lanes, and keeping it light. You have… Continue reading Podcast – S3E02 – Working Hard and Keeping It Light

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Podcast – S3E01 – Give Voices to Others and Listen

We are back with the first episode of our third season! We have changed the format and now have full format interviews with our friends. First up is our conversation with Marjorie Phoenix, founder of the Giving Voices Project. She's a leader for advocating for those recovering from violent acts, she's a student getting her… Continue reading Podcast – S3E01 – Give Voices to Others and Listen