Last night we had the pleasure of attending The Ivy Event's Movers and Shakers: a panel of local entrepreneurs answering questions aspiring creatives in the valley all share. Jose earned to opportunity to be one of those guest speakers along with Samantha from Standard Wax , Brendan from Jar of Buttons , and Robert and Christina from New Darlings . Hosted by Leah and Matt from Tremaine Ranch , this event showcased the struggles and the triumphs of starting a business and opened the door of networking for creatives in the area.
I learned a bit of new info, but was reassured a lot. As a entrepreneur myself I share the same mentality and ideas the panelists do and found myself leaving re-inspired in so many ways. But my favorite moment(s) was watching Jose light up the room.
Jose is a naturally extroverted person (believe it or not) so public speaking is a natural talent but what he was saying touched so many hearts. He not only educated the audience about the Finding Arizona Podcast but in his opportunity to flip the script and show the audience his passion, he killed it!
I get to see his passion every day and his drive inspires me to be the best version of myself. This blog post is inspired by his ability to shine light onto others. Using the creative outlet of his podcast, other passionate individuals get to share, hear and see the growing community of Arizona. However, on and off the mic Jose's daily selflessness is one of the reasons I fall more and more in love with him everyday.
Last night during the question and answer segment he did mention the support and love I provide to the podcast and the encouragement to push through any boundaries and I appreciate all the words of affirmation. Jose is a great man and I am proud to stand behind him and strive for us to be the best versions of ourselves every day.
Behind every great man theres a great woman and together they will take on the world.