I remember being up for a huge departmental promotion from my employer years ago. I had dotted my I’s and crossed all my T’s. For all its worth, I was beaming with anticipation of taking on a new and larger role within my organization. In my heart of hearts, I knew I had the
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” -Maya Angelou    The kind of legacy we leave will only reflect the kind of life we lived. Seems obvious, but there is a bit of irony in our tendency to romanticize the leaving,
  Seems like entrepreneurship and ambition have to go hand-in-hand in today’s world. I’ve always had trouble with that. I just don’t agree with it. Maybe I’m splitting hairs or I just had a different dictionary growing up. But I think entrepreneurship is fun. It’s supposed to be fun, challenging, full of failure with some
    In today’s modern world, it can be hard to keep up with your family. It’s common for Christians to feel as though they’re disconnected from their family members. But things don’t need to be this way. There are a few simple methods that you can use to strengthen the bonds between you and
    Java and I have been in a long-term relationship ever since I could talk. Ok. Maybe you haven’t noticed, but I have an obsession with coffee. Yes. I admit it. Coffee shops are my kryptonite. I try to evade the sweet scent of intoxication, but I can’t resist – I can’t pass by
  As I clicked “Send,” I said a quick prayer and waited for their response. I need this meeting. I need this client. I need this opportunity. I REALLY need a nap. It seemed like hours and THEN, I heard it –  the beautiful sound of victory – “You’ve got mail.” I know what you
    We live in a culture that sensationalizes “purpose”. Somehow, we’ve come to believe that this illusive concept is the missing link to an assurance of fulfillment, riches, and comfort. However, anyone who has embarked on a journey to find their purpose knows that the quest is not an easy one. It’s often laced
  • Business Deal
      Job Interviews are intimidating. Within an hour you will share you career and education history to a total stranger with the hopes of them liking you and in exchanging giving you thousands of dollars a year. Ok, maybe it’s not that frightening to some, but the reality is in our culture today
      “Next!” Her shrill voice echoed through the large foyer – giving me my cue that I had been selected as the next victim from the crowd. I gathered my resume and tried desperately not to reveal that my knees were shaking as I made my way across the masses. Each one of
  • Josh Pavano
      Do we see them? Do we see the hunger and thirst of the children before us? If so, what are we doing about it? Josh Pavano has chosen to open up his eyes and open up his heart to the children in Uganda. He is the CEO & Founder of Jonas Umbrellas –