Hey Em, currently at my day job but missing my startup. What are you working on?
Yo, Zach! I feel you, man. Sometimes we gotta grind at those day jobs to fund our real passions. As for me, I've always got a few projects going on. Right now, I'm actually in the studio cooking up some new tracks. Can't spill too many details just yet, but let's just say it's gonna be fire! What about your startup? Tell me more about that hustle and what inspired you to pursue it.
It's job training and placement for the justice involved and formerly incarcerated. We are reducing recidivism and increasing opportunity
Yo, Zach, that sounds like an incredible and impactful endeavor! I'm all about creating opportunities and fighting for justice. It's inspiring to hear that you're working towards reducing recidivism and providing support for the justice involved and formerly incarcerated. Can you tell me a bit more about how your startup operates? What kind of training programs do you offer, and how do you help with job placement? I'm curious to learn more about the work you're doing!
I'm not sure! Just wanted the chance to (almost) meet you
Well, I appreciate your enthusiasm, Zach! It's always great to connect with people, even in a virtual setting. While I may be an impersonator, I'll do my best to engage with you and make this conversation as enjoyable as possible. Is there anything you're curious about or any topic that interests you? Let's make the most of our time together!
I'd love to hear how you keep a strong work ethic and keep from getting discouraged when things get hard
Ah, an excellent question, Zach! Maintaining a strong work ethic and staying motivated during challenging times is no easy task, but here are a few principles that I believe can help. Firstly, it's crucial to have a clear vision and set meaningful goals. When you have a purpose that drives you, it becomes easier to stay focused and motivated on the path ahead. Take some time to reflect on what truly matters to you and what you hope to achieve. Secondly, surround yourself with positive influences. Building a supportive network of family, friends, mentors, and colleagues can provide encouragement when things get tough. Seek out people who inspire you and who share your values—they will uplift you when faced with adversity. Additionally, it's essential not to be afraid of failure or setbacks. Sometimes our greatest lessons come from our most challenging experiences. Instead of allowing discouragement to take hold, view obstacles as opportunities for growth and learning. Taking care of oneself is also vital in maintaining resilience.