Make it happen: 2018 Vision & Goals

2018-01-20-02125494346-e1516446043762.jpgAs I look at the calendar tonight I am thinking “wow, we’re half way through January” – the months really do go by quick! There are so many desires this year and as an ambitious young women I am determined to achieve them. With that said, everyday my mind has been flowing with ideas to make these desires come to life. As an individual who is passionate about goal-setting I really took my time this year to reflect on myself.

So what did that look like?

Well, this year I started to think about my goals two weeks before we got into January, 2018. In fact, I took about two weeks off of work to reflect on everything and connect with all the lovely humans that are in my life – grateful for all of them! As each day went by and things came to my mind I would start to write them down. Slowly, certain areas in my life started to jump out to me and that was because I realized I have hit my peak and I wasn’t feeling fulfilled anymore. It became evident that going into 2018 my soul is searching for more!

Fast forward two weeks into January I have completed my vision & goals board for 2018 – exciting! In order for this board to be complete I looked for inspiration, conversations with family, friends (new and old), doing new things, being alone and more importantly living in every moment and being honest with myself. Keep in mind, this process can be fluttered with many emotions and that is okay. I suggest to recognize why it is that you’re feeling a certain way towards that part of your life. Recognize and do something about it- your emotions are speaking to you. I definitely recognized and reminded myself about certain moments where I said to myself “HECK YES” because of the achievements I have today.

If you’re having troubles with starting your vision and goals board, below are a few things I got down to the nitty gritty – hopefully these can get your mind flowing:

  • Financial Goal
  • Career
  • Significant Other/Romance
  • Health
  • Physical Environment
  • Personal Growth
  • Fun & Recreation
  • Family & Friends

In short, my vision and goal for 2018 is to connect and take part with as many individuals within my community. More importantly, to take care of myself and bloom. To love my body, respect myself as an individual, appreciate all the efforts and to believe and live in the present. To kick ass in every goal I have set for myself and to not let any negativity hold me back – instead use it as motivation to succeed, because I WILL succeed. I determine the efforts I put in each goal I have set for myself. I will continuously stay grounded and strive for healthy relationships, adventures, knowledge and happiness – to live a fulfilled life.

2018, We’re half way through the month of January which leaves me 11 1/2 months to continue to turn these desires to reality.

Make It Happen.

 

 

 

 

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To be inspired. 

As you all know, we attended CommYOUnityYVR’s screen night event at the Settlement building in Gastown on Saturday, June 10th. The power of personal connection is truly amazing because to give and connect with creative people in this world is divine. We want to start off by thanking Kiana Heighton for bringing everyone together and making this night happen. The whole team did a spectacular job with setting the relaxed, yet fun ambience. For those who haven’t been in the Settlement Building, the decorations and natural lighting coming from the windows turned the place from feeling cold to cozy; it’s what made the place look so unique and beautiful. It had the guests feeling cool because of the airy, open mood. This became so evident as the night went on and the space continued to fill up. People continued to vibe off each other’s energy and the night became that much better. We can vouche for that because the moment we walked into the building we both felt the burst of connection; a warm, tingling sensation. To be in a room that allows relationships to be built by countless supporters and entrepreneurs is truly influential. The evening started off with short delightful conversations with old friends, while leading into business like conversations with others.

Spread love and give these humans a follow.||#thebeautyofnetworking 

Kleyra Gonzalez – Founder of Gopublikk || @gopublikk |MIA: Kelly Gonzalez 

Personal trainer, Penny connecting with Oxygen & Ride Cycle Instructor Barb  @bunnybarbbee  || @pennydnbfit

Social Media Coordinator, Ashley connecting with Kleyra. Support this business babes new business @coast.social – @ashmrosiee  

We love to hear each other’s stories and business goals. After all, listening to what others have to say and seeking support is key to learning something new everyday. We listened to Alanah Morin introduce the group of individuals that took part in putting the night together. Alanah is also a member of Community For A Sustainable World  (@communityforasustainableworld)and the Co-founder and Director of Operations.

As the evening carried on we got to know what each entrepreneur is challenged with, what community means to them, and a little about the industry each entrepreneur works in.

So what was our big take away from this night?

Networking is a big part of getting yourself out there, but you don’t always have to focus on that. To be present at a night like this reminded us how much we appreciate and enjoy genuine conversations. Laughing while working is great for your soul – work doesn’t always need to be serious – #laughalot.

Before our business foundation can even begin to support and empower other businesses we must understand where others are coming from. Therefore we like to start every conversation by: asking questions, finding commonalities, and just listening. We’re not perfect, but over time the more events we attend, the better we’ll get at doing these 3 things. So our second take away from this night is recognizing the power of your words and communication. So we are making it our goal to voice wisely and to not expend it wastefully from now on.

Shoutout to COMMYOUNITYYVR once again for a fun and giving evening.














S p r e a d l o v e 

Entrepreneurs in photos:

Sandy Martin- Corte – @epicexistencelife

Spencer J Steele – @spencerjsteel – check out his soundcloud.

Ashley R –  @coast.social – @ashmrosiee  

Penny E – @pennydnbfit give this babe a like on Facebook

Barb B –  @bunnybarbbee

Mhark M – @mhark – looking for a new look? Mhark is your guy! Check him out at black2blond.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Gopublikk

 

 

CommYOUnityYVR

“It’s a twin thing”

– gopublikk

In early March we were approached to take part of an inspiring project, CommYOUnityYVR. The last couple of days you have seen us mention this event in our social media channels – we’re super excited and touched to have been asked to take part in such an inspiring project. The screening event for CommYOUnityYVR is tomorrow, June 10. It is aimed to promote local entrepreneurs to share their story and inspire others. We are grateful to have been asked to take part in such an amazing project and vision because we love to share stories and collaborate with locals – we love what we do. Kiana Heighton, director of the show, Co-Founder and Community Event Director of Community for a Sustainable World collaborated with a total of 30 entrepreneurs from different fields. Kiana asked questions (tough ones too), and dug deep to reveal each story and have it presented publicly on screen night to a group of local individuals. A big shoutout to Sandy M for all the editing and her videography skills, and another shout out to Tessa B and Ashley R for coming together and bringing a vision to life.

We are ready to mingle, eat, and have some drinks on Saturday! More importantly, to collaborate, connect, and speak to many entrepreneurs and individuals. We look forward to sharing our story, learning about others obstacles, challenges and success. To inspire and be inspired!


As entrepreneurs, we are thrilled to be a part of this moving project that will be happening this coming Saturday. We shared our story with Kiana and got deep down and personal with her about Gopublikk as a business and how we started laying the groundwork for success. Being part of this screening brings us so much joy – to be a part of a night that can impact not just one person, but several from the community to commit to an unrelenting pursuit of a goal they may have – that itself is rewarding. We love what we do and you’ll find us sharing that in everything that we do.

This Saturday it is going to be an honour to be in a room filled with many individuals that share the same vision; bringing the community together.

Catch us at 397 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC V6A 1C4 🙂

(Yeah, we put the address there on purpose!)
Gopublikk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Kelly Gonzalez 

Artsy 

We love working with creative people and giving opportunities to others to showcase their talent. The ability to collaborate and connect with other individuals in the community is part of the reason we love what we do. This post is dedicated to the photographers that helped us all of Vancouver Fashion Week.
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Patrick Shaw is a local Vancouver Photographer. He specializes in portraiture, fashion photography, and film set stills.

“You can often find me drinking more coffee than you thought was humanely possible”.

IG page: @patrickkendellshaw
Website: Patrick Kendell Shaw

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This is Benjamin Saccone. He currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is partaking in a two year photography program at Langara.

“I am a freelance photographer but have a particular interest in contemporary and fashion photography.”

IG page is: @benjaminsaccone

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This is Bronte Taylor. She is a photographer currently living in Vancouver. She’s fuelled by her love for coffee, travel, and all things creative. Photography is an outlet for her that is infinitely inspiring. Bronte’s goal with her photography is to evoke an emotion and to share the beauty in the way she sees things.

IG page: @brontetaylorphotography

Website: Bronte Portfolio
“Photography is an art.”
Gopublikk 

Day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week 

Well day 2 consisted of 13 designers showcasing their work. It was quite the show. I was very happy to take some time and sit front row to start off my night – as I was accompanied by our brother, Victor Martinez and photographer, Benjamin Saccone. These two helped us capture backstage and front row shots; I was very lucky to have them by my side.

Below are some photographs from the show. 

Designer of Encima and his son.
Kelly Gonzalez and Victor Martinez sitting front row.


Designer of Maharishi Collection.


Designers of Illusions Lab X Jennifer Reeves Designs.




Designers of Relentless Lifestyle.


Designer, Katherine Tessier (left)


Designer of Blushing Boutique (left)

Photographs captures by, Benjamin Saccone – IG: @benjaminsaccone 
Stay tuned, as we’ll have more pictures up for you all! 
– Gopublikk

Written by: Kelly Gonzalez 

#VFW Opening Gala

Walking into last nights show we immediately got a great sense of the ambiance and how the night and week was going to play out; also knowing that the show began at sunset for the opening gala – we knew we were in for a long, stellar night. 

Before and after entering the building you have three photographers constantly taking pictures of everyone – let alone the amount of photographers in the media pit and on the runway. If we may add, it’s quite overwhelming, yet fascinating how you just walk in and suddenly your picture is being taken right away without being asked. Although, we were charmed by the whole idea of having photographers pursue us to get photographs, what really caught our eye was the bold detail and contrast colours that stood out in the sea of black and white colours. You could really get a good grasp of the look they were going for and their sense of style overall. In fact, we snapped a photo with three men who stood out from the crowd miles away because of their outfits. They were superb and such fashionistas – you couldn’t miss them. I mean one out of the three wore this coloured black, long (somewhat furry) coat which befits a funerary and nocturnal animal; the aesthetic quality made the piece luxurious and eye catching – even though he wore black like several others. 

Moving away from the people and focusing on the set up, you can feel yourself indulging in sweets and alcohol. As mentioned earlier, the mood was set. The bright lights beaming on the white runway, the designers sitting front row, and of course, the media pit located right at the very front of the runway. You can hear the constant clicking of each camera going off and you can see the sweat and steam coming off of each individual. It was hot inside. The place was filled with growing, creative artists – Vancouver Fashion Week is changing and offering opportunities for starters and new comers. The turn out was amazing and you couldn’t find a place to sit. 

Now shying away from what was seen on the runway, we were able to meet and connect with tons of models, designers, entrepreneurs, stylists, fashion marketers and more backstage. Talking to them for a short amount of time helped us get a solid insight behind the scenes of Vanfashion week. Experiencing the rush and chaos that is occurring behind closed curtains was unreal. Designers and volunteers do a phenomenal job creating a unforgettable show for the people attending by having the models ready and not losing momentum. It was amazing to witness and be a part of that craziness for the opening Gala. We loved the rush and adrenaline we felt moving from one place to another with our photographers. Thanks to the two of them we captured amazing shots from last night. 

All in all, the show was spectacular and you can tell the people enjoyed the show. To have people flying in from different parts of the world and connect with the community in Vancouver made the event that much better. They all sat, smiled and nodded while tapping their fancy shoes to the rapid rhythm playing from the speakers. With that said, we must say, the way buoyant motion/flow of the models walking down the aisle; along with the clothing they were modelling filled us with an exquisite, quivering joy. 

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Below are some photos from the opening Gala (all photos taken by Patrick Kendell Shaw). 

 – Gopublikk 

Written by: Kelly Gonzalez 

Passion + Love goes a long way

Aside from all the questions we get asked, their are two that always come up. That is,  “why do [we] work and go to school full time?” and “how do [we] manage to do so much with such little sleep?” Our answer to this is very simple. We love and enjoy everything that we do. We have goals and aspirations that drives us to take things further and look beyond the horizon. As much as we don’t like doing homework, we love what we learn. As much as we like our sleep more than our work, we love our jobs. We’re used to working extra hard and putting in extra hours so we have the option to get the things that we want and more. To achieve greatness and become unstoppable is the goal here. So we shoot for the stars and expect results later and not right away. This way we are forced to always be on our A game and surprised when we do see our results and achievements instantly. And who doesn’t like surprises? The excitement you feel when you get the unexpected is like the one you get from a sudden standing ovation. Best.feeling.ever. 

Now to answer the question “Why do we work and go to school full time?” Well for the most part we do it because we want to and we enjoy it. We also like to think and do things outside of the average circle of people. Keep in mind when we say average, we’re referring to what we’ve read and heard from others; that is we live in a world where their are three different types of people. Each which choose to make decisions and live their life differently. The most common type we hear about is those who settle for mediocrity. We hear more about these kind of individuals because its “easy” to seperate and distinguish them from others. Mediocre people tend to end up settling for whatever and not max their potential. For this reason, we strive to be above average. We also say it’s doable because of the support system that we have. Although we may be pushing it, we go out with our friends and family, and we make room for some alone time. At the end of the day it’s all worth it. Going back to hitting the books and working full time, we want to put an emphasis on the fact that we don’t always find it being dreadful. Perspective is everything – that’s why we take on a lot of things that we have passion for.  We are students who pay for our own education, we want to be able to afford a place and move out, we also need to pay our bills, we invest in our business, we’re growing our business, AND we want to travel. These are some of the reasons why we are motivated to do both. We’re determined to get things done, but to us it’s not how fast we get it done – more so how we get it done. We bring what we learn into our work to gain experience and to extend our knowledge. We bring our work to school because it’s fun and it’s related to what we’re learning. What’s even more fun is we have passion for what our end goal and to say we’re excited is an understatement. Ultimately, we do both because although we walk around tired and sometimes drained, we are happy and enjoy every minute of it. Gaining experience while developing our minds and skills at the same time? Yeah, we’re all for that. 

Moving to the next question, “How do we manage to do so much with such little sleep?” Well the answer to this isn’t too different from the one we answered above. Aside from taking our Arbonne energy boost, drinking coffee and tea, power naps and gym sessions for energy boost – it all comes down to the passion and love that goes behind everything we do. If we didn’t wake up loving our jobs we wouldn’t be working as hard. Sleep is important (hence, the naps), but we learn to function under short hours of sleep because sometimes waking up extra early or sleeping late to finish a project will get you one step closer to your end goal. Being able to motivate yourself is one thing to learn, but we find that sometimes what motivates you isn’t always enough. Motivating factors vary and sometimes don’t go a long way. For example, money. That’s a common one we hear and we witnessed first hand that, that only goes so far. On the contrary, if you do something you’re passionate about and wake up to something you love, it will make a difference. Try it and tell us if you wouldn’t sacrifice a little sleep for it?

We are are willing to compromise and make sacrifices for the things we love (and same goes for the people we love). So that is why we are more than okay to do all this work and function under such little sleep. This is also why we are careful when choosing when to collaborate and in choosing with who we want to partner with. We only ever want to give our best and our fullest attention. We work with those that we feel resonates us and our business. 

So we don’t kid when we say passion and love goes a long way for us. 
– Gopublikk 
 



















Written by Kelly Gonzalez