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 

Vancouver Swimwear Fashion Show

This past weekend we collaborated with Elizabeth Morelos and her team to put on a swimwear fashion show at Fortune Sound Club. Last year when we were approached by Elizabeth, we had interviewed her about launching this organization and got to know more about her nautical vibe swim line and more about herself as a creative designer.

(You can find out more about Elizabeth in our previous post here: https://gopublikk.com/2016/07/26/elizabeth-morelos-goes-publikk/)

Photo by Benjamin Saccone
Photo by Benjamin Saccone
 

VanSwim Fashion Show really doesn’t get any more fun than a bikini that features a playful look. All the women in the show were looking pretty in every swimsuit and bikini. As evidenced by the irresistible pictures we have above, the audience found themselves admiring women in two-piece suits in the perfect shade of black, nude and white. They also loved the tropical, colorful pieces that some of the ladies were dancing in as they made their way down the runway. The pieces varied from a square neckline, low v cut, thick/spaghetti straps and slightly longer length of the top; all which makes this a standout for whats trending now. This year Island Gal was accompanied by four other swim lines: INTI Beachwear, Nootka Swimwear, Vitae Apparel, and Swim by Celine. Each which had there own models showcasing their creative designs. If any of you are wanting to hit the pool, beach or lake this summer, be sure to check out their websites:

https://www.intibeachwear.com

https://nootkaswimwear.com (opening soon)

http://www.vitaeapparel.com

https://www.swimbyceline.com

You’ll find yourself looking at some of Vancouver’s newest and latest bikinis and swimsuits. You will embrace how versatile certain swimsuits are that you’ll want to find a way to wear them. We started  picturing a scenery of our favourite beach vacation with the colourful pieces that we saw Saturday night. For all you ladies, we must also take note that some of these designers used colour blocking when creating certain pieces – this makes it an easy way to enhance someones curves – Something like a retro-style one-piece achieves it beautifully. It’s quite refreshing and nostalgic because for us a glam combination of black and white stripes, a solid-colored bottom and standout red trimming, harkens back to the days of pinup girls.

 

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

3.


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 

The Province Blog: VFW 2017

Get some insight on the blog posts Kleyra wrote for The Province .

Vancouver Fashion Week’s Fall Winter 2017 Launches

Vancouver Fashion Week Day 2

Vancouver Fashion Week kicks off …

Brazilian designer Atelier Valeria Costa…

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