Adversity is never easy.   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
Aretha Franklin. Legend. Legacy. Leader.   “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
  So, you think entrepreneurship sounds fun?   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
  Are you struggling to build your family relationships?   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
  I promise you that embracing change is worth the sacrifice.   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
  Do you cringe when you hear the word, “networking”? Do you picture a sleazy sale’s person? If so, it’s time to change your mindset.   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
  Your calling will never be easy. Most times, it will be uncomfortable.   We live in a culture that sensationalizes “purpose”. Somehow, we’ve come to believe that this elusive 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
  Job Interviews are intimidating. Within an hour you will share your 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 getting a
  Baby Boomers are hiring in droves and Millennials are lining the aisles. However, do you have what it takes to win them over?   “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
  • Josh Pavano
  Josh Pavano, is the CEO and Founder of Jonas Umbrellas.   He has chosen to open up his eyes and open up his heart to the children in Uganda. He is the CEO & Founder of .   His story is inspiring, encouraging, and downright amazing!    Read through the story of Josh Pavano as