Miami Vibes Turns Three
creative , October 1, 2021
"Life is a journey, enjoy the trip. Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete. The journey is a reward. Stay patient and trust your journey. Life is about the journey, not about the destination. Life is a journey, travel it well.
‘Life is about the journey quote." -Chanda Kochhar
To this day, I never get tired of people asking me how I started the magazine. Better yet, I never get exhausted sharing my story of how Miami Vibes came to be. I like to share, not only because it's a pretty interesting story but in the hopes that it can inspire someone else to take a messed up situation and create something great out of it. The transition of how this magazine was something that I needed at a point in time to an entity that has consumed me in every best way possible, I must say is pretty awesome.
Miami is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state and in the world. While it is said that everyone has something in the travel destination, the Miami area offers a wide range of enticements for everyone. However, for the innovative ones, what does it feels like to be an entrepreneur in Miami?
I haphazardly entered the entrepreneurial realm getting the chance to understand how interesting, empowering, and frustrating it can be; however, it's always worth it as there is a satisfaction that comes with seeing your business ideas become a reality.
Often, if you start building a business, like raising a child, you can experience some of the same emotions that your business experiences at certain milestones. On the other hand, it can feel very stressful and frustrating when things do not go the way you want them. Learning how to cope with these frustrations will definitely come a long way.
Becoming an entrepreneur can make you feel free and independent and what an incredible sentiment that is! This might not happen quickly; however, once the business is successful, you can sit back and enjoy the rewards of your hard work.
Of course, the process was not free of challenges and obstacles. The biggest challenge for me was learning how to roll with the punches and going with the flow. I am a stickler for creating schedules and sticking to the plan to the tee. If there is anything that I learned in this profession is that there will be days that you have to throw out whatever you have scheduled and get ready for a new plan. At first, this was a frustrating concept. Now, it’s actually pretty interesting because it keeps my days exciting and unpredictable, making the process all the more thrilling, sometimes...haha. #nervouswreck
Every month is a new issue, so the funnest part is seeing the magazine come to fruition each time. Miami is constantly beaming with new vibes so I really enjoy getting to share those vibes on a monthly basis.
The best part about becoming an entrepreneur,
Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely path, but there are many great aspects to it as well! One of my fav: working with like-minded people. As an entrepreneur, one of the greatest benefits is the ability to choose who to do business with. Life is short, and let’s face it, some people will drive you insane. Well, you no longer need to put up with that and simply focus to do business with people you vibe well with the most. #stressfreeclients
Another plus, you get to work at your own speed. Being a person who’s always had a hectic schedule, I would wake up bright and early and five minutes later already start working on something. I still wake up bright and early, but along this journey I’ve learned to tone it down drastically. I get to create schedules that won’t burn me out, take the time to disconnect and get in on those #selfcaresundays. As an entrepreneur, you have to get into the mindset of quality over quantity. You have to perform at your optimum to give your clients quality work and that starts with taking care of number one first: yourself.
There are a few rewarding aspects to creating Miami Vibes. First, the fact that I’ve created something for the Magic City gave me an opportunity to really get to know more about Miami and the people that make it awesome. Being born and raised in Miami you would think I would know it all! Well, that definitely didn’t seem to be the case. In fact, I learn something new every day!
The stories I get to hear about how someone’s business started or how someone left their 9-5 to become an entrepreneur is always rewarding to hear. It’s all about the behind the scenes that make things truly special. And when I get to be a part of that process...mindblowing.
Getting to work with such amazing writers, photographers and all the other amazing talents
who have such unique perspectives and talent is quite rewarding as well. They’ve really helped create a special tribe and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for being a part of this journey, making Miami Vibes all the more special.