What's new RSS



Day - 27 - Power

I learned today through practicing my story telling abilities infant of respected coaches of story tellers. I tried to weave emotion into the phases of my story, this allows for power to come to fruition. Powerful connection is made when I reach back into my memory bank and try to create a vivid image of the surroundings and a Refugee experience. This power to be able to reach into the emotion that mixes it self with the experience of growth. The power in the art that has tremendously become the vivid language to share my life story with an audience. Practicing with some amazing story tellers has made me a little better. Coaching is necessary to understand how to harness...

Continue reading



Day - 26 - Gathering

Three weeks ago my friend Jordan Carrol gives me a call and says "Hey man I'm going to be in town in a few weeks and I want to put on a fundraiser for Refugees." He was in a contest to be able to travel and a portion of the contest was to create a fundraiser event to help an organization. I was of course excited from his energy and couldn't wait to put on a small gathering. As we tied up the food from El Masry food cart downtown Portland and the venue at Top Coffee House off Hawthorne plans came together fairly quick. During the event we had an amazing time simply sharing stories about Immigrant story and...

Continue reading



Day - 25 - Strategy

I have a mentor I started working with to help with shining light on things I had no idea even existed along with things I can think about as I steer life in the direction I want to go. She's great and we've only met up twice so far, but she has been a great resource to me thinking about things down the path of entrepreneurship. We spoke about a variety of things to work on or work towards and one being Strategy. Though my wife and I have been doing bits and pieces of strategizing around Refutees, shop and speaking events. With so many opportunities that constantly come to the table it's more important now to choose the opportunities...

Continue reading



Day - 24 - READy

I love a simple word that carries so much weight that it hits hard when you come to see it. I never knew how much anyone needed to be ready for something. I tend to think of the "thing" I want or need and think ok I need this, that and the other thing and then I'll be ready to do that "thing." I used to act on motivated drive that worked around a circle to "TRY" to get the thing that I wanted, only to realize it wasn't what I wanted or even needed. The energy consumed and exerted was not wasted however, I learned so much in those experiences of diving in and not knowing what to do....

Continue reading



Day - 23 - morse code

All about the presence is a tee that my wife suggested we make for the 2018 Holiday Season. The T shirt was really about how we celebrate the holidays with "presents" and gifts. This time of the year is great for reflection, meals and all the many ways it is celebrated around the world. The presence is a gift, one that is typically overlooked in our communities. We tend to forget how important "right now" really is. As a reminder to be int he present moment I designed the tee with the intention of hiding it in plain sight. Using Morse Code I mapped out how the sentence was structured gave it an Arabian style font for the dots and...

Continue reading