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Use your luck mindfully

Jamieson Van Loan

First of all I want to thank all the amazing people who  came out to our event last night at The Shop | Stems & Co. Between the ladies from The Shop and Brinley from Beautycounter and all you beautiful souls- there was such a great, fun-loving vibe. I had a really good time and apparently everyone LOVES avocado chocolate mousse...be on the look out for that to pop up on the Maikana menu in the future. 

Now for my little food for thought...

A good friend of mine, and also a femprenurial rockstar (Hi Lauryn!),  shared the super inspiring podcast "How I Built This" with me. Now I'm aware I'm behind the times by a few years because this is the first time I've ever podcasted (is that a word?!) but during one segment a famous entrepreneur mentioned that he thought we are all given a certain amount of luck and it's how we use it that makes our lives differ.  Granted this was coming from a billionaire, but it really struck a chord with me. How am I using my luck? Am I wasting it away on trivial things or am I using it to its full potential? When you are given a chance, do you leap or proceed with caution? Is my hesitation in leaping and bounding the reason I'm not crazy successful? (How I measure success is a completely different topic). Are we sharing our luck and paying it forward? 

It really got me thinking and it, honestly, inspired me. I want to use my luck wisely!! This past week made me extremely grateful and very alert to my luck. Now granted, as a small business owner- determination, passion and solid hard work are the driving elements behind my day to day but when companies like the Daily Voice and Halstead reach out and are like, "Hey we want to write about you for FREE because we think you're awesome and the coolest healthy food company around" (that last part may or may not have been said). Is that luck playing a role in my life? Is it part luck and part hard work paying off? I don't know but I will say- I feel pretty darn fortunate about those lovely write-ups.
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Needless to say- I am inspired. Inspired to do more and reach more and give back more. So my question for this week is: how are you using your luck? 

Happy weekend everyone!! 
Jamieson xo