I run a non-profit coffeehouse in Downtown Omaha. Our purpose is to create a safe place for all people to connect, find a friendly face, great coffee, and wonderful conversation.
Jesus and Coffee.
Waking up in the morning!
There is a space between our expectations, and reality. It's called disappointment. The key is trying to expect reality, so there is no room for disappointment.
I most admire my close group of friends. They each have different strengths and struggles, but together find a way to speak into my life and help lead me in my life journey.
Finding the truth in people's lies.
I think my career is what I make it. I have so many side passions. I don't see my life as just one job or thing to do... my life is a journey that I will continue to discover.
What people are wearing and what they say. I think it's due to me being a visual and auditory learner.
How to pull a great espresso shot. :)
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I'm not afraid to be afraid
When I'm terrified, I'm probably on the brink of something that's pretty rad...
When I'm pushing myself beyond what I think I'm capable of, that's where growth happens
You cannot live long enough to make all the mistakes yourself, so learn from the bad judgement of other people.
Roadblocks only block the road — they do not block the grass, the path, the river or the way less traveled.
Do not take yourself too seriously, no one else does.
Do not burn bridges, just loosen the bolts a little each day.
If I'm willing to explore those other points of view– I will have a better sense of who I am and a better ability to find the path.
Bread makes people like you.
We can either be self-sufficient entirely, or we can learn to be useful to others.
Speaking- which is the most humbling thing; standing in front of a room full of your peers, if I don't trust what I'm saying then it's going to sound like a bunch of crap to you.
You have to trust yourself before anyone else can trust you.
Learn from your failures. Everybody fails at one point of another but whether or not you learn from them is what makes the difference.
If you can't find what you are looking for, create it yourself.
It's ok to identify with bits and pieces, you don't have to be known for just one thing.
My whole goal is just to speak from the heart.
Find out who you are and never let go.
Don't be afraid of the unknown, embrace the white wall and replace your fear with curiosity.
If you really want to do something, if you really want to help, you should employ people, you should give them something to do. Which, as a 22 year old idealistic journalism student completely turned my world upside down.
It is something wholly different to say actually how we structure our business, the core DNA of our model, is going to be the thing that makes an impact on the world for the better.