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. :)
Alysha’s CreativeMornings activity
It's okay to be mad, but do something about it. That's how you can change things.
Fail as quickly as humanly possible and figure out what not to do.
Communication is probably the most important aspect of collaboration.
Good thing about collaboration, you really cut down on the amount of stuff you have to do personally.
Within a project talking to people- just open up and talk to them. There is no stupid question.
You have to know how to let go and that's really, really hard for creative people.
Not everything works out. You are always going to run into this kinds of oops moment where something is kind of majorly falling apart.
Projects are years but work is decades.
What would be the scariest thing to do next.... use that to figure out what to do next... If I am really terrified of it there's heat there.
(Mission) aligns me with other people in my field because if we all succeed then we have more impact.
Once you know your practice and you deepen it, it is easier for people to pay you.
It's not that I wanted to fail, but it was just part of becoming who I am.
All in all, failure just isn't failure. It's the not trying that's the real failure.
It was the best experience that ever could have happened to us because it was the worst experience that could have happened to us. We needed it to happen because we needed to be humbled.