Crazy people, flamingos, and death

Yours truly was officially validated by the City of Miami!

Hi nerds -

I salute you from Miami, where I was selected out of 250 companies to pitch my company in front of the City’s Mayor, investors, and other brilliant founders!

Momentum is growing - excited to transform talent into global citizens!

Yes, the event was at the VIP bar of the Marlin’s Stadium and they gave me my first company swag! How fun 😛

— For those of you in Miami, join me next Tuesday at Flamingo Theatre!

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💖 Lessons from grief: 10 years ago today, my dad passed away.

Reminiscing is hard, but it has forced me to reflect on my lessons from grief.

  1. Death is natural, but how we live is a choice.

  2. The more authentically we show up, the more magnetic we become.

  3. Nothing is ever personal. Everyone is going through their own journey the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt.

  4. Nostalgia is tricky because it bundles both gratefulness and sadness in the same feeling. It’s important to remember, but never to sulk.

  5. Videos and writing are time travel, way more powerful than any picture.

Forever daddy’s girl 💖

🗺️ The crazy ones: No one wants to admit it, but to be an immigrant we have to be a bit crazy.

Leaving our family and friends behind, all of your medical & insurance history, bank accounts, our right to vote - all for the “hope of a better life” without any guarantees or support system.

Immigrants are risk-takers, we’re inherently confident enough to bet on ourselves through uncertainty. We turn strangers into family and are resourceful as a survival mechanism.

It’s why 60% of unicorns have immigrants as co-founders and 80% of them have immigrants in executive roles.

Truth is - only those crazy enough to think they can change their future, actually do.

🐀 The rat race: There’s 4 ways in which we make money:

  • by offering a service: time is the ceiling.

  • by being an employee: other’s perception of the value we provide is the ceiling.

  • by building a company: we bet on ourselves by eating up all the risk.

  • by investing: we bet on others and bite risk by proxy.

All things said, making money is a skill we learn.

We go from trading in our time, to productizing our services, to selling our products, and eventually earning enough money to invest in others doing the work and compound the rewards.

About My Brain Institute

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“Here's to the crazy ones. 

The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things.”

~ Steve Jobs, ex Apple CEO

Steve Jobs

“To be successful, you have to be selfish, or else you will never achieve.

And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish or you will never achieve.

~ Michael Jordan

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This song reminds me of the Paris streets - elegant, edgy, and addictive.

Thank you for reading - always down to connecting over juicy ideas.

If any of these resonate, reply to this email and would love to chat!

See you on cyberspace,

Jules 🤸🏻

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