Xīnnián hâo! I found it curious and at the same time compelling, that the Year of The Monkey, has a set of Lucky Directions, which happen to be North; Northwest; and West. It is also said to be a sign of hard workers who are dedicated and driven, but also strong thinkers who are equally effective motivators. Having been side by side with the family for years now, crafting the site, I have seen the value in effort, and appreciation of those around you. The Gregorian Calendar puts us in the second round of 2016 yet February seemed like a good time to reboot. And with a heavy dose of humility I can say: this month has been full of opportunities that can only be seen as blessings.
Some months ago, through my friend Noah, I was introduced to a gentlemen named Mark Miller. At the time, he was working for an orginization that funded Women's Shelters, Affordable Housing, and a number of community outreach programs. We spoke about the possibilities of building a program with Music Heals, and other ventures in which I could help give back to the community. Shortly afterwards he began a new position with an organization that has a long standing legacy of helping those in need. It's called The John Howard Society of The Lower Mainland of B.C., and through coming to understand the powerful and positive impact it has, it is with great honour, that when I was recenlty asked to take up a Chair on The Board of Directors, I jumped at the chance. I felt an instant connection, knowing that it would mean I could help further change. Along with my role at Music Heals, I see a great amount of opportunities in which we can continue giving back to the community. It is a humbling experience to say the least and I look forward to sharing thoughts and concerns with likeminded people who have a history of compassion and belief in society.
On a slightly lighter note…I am proud, staggered, and flattered to respectfully announce that I have been brought in as The Brand Amabassador for Nütrl Vodka! ( Probably no need for capitilization but it gives the appointment volume: Wouldn't you agree?) This position is going to be a lot of fun. I have been endoweed with the distinct pleasure of gifting bottles of this magical Canadian-made spirit, to the influencers of Vancouver and beyond. I will, for the precious sake of anonymity, never disclose my co-hort's names or whereabouts, yet, in some instances you may see or hear about traces of my work. Like I said, this is going to be fun! I have also been graced with the allowance to throw the occasional soirée and those are shaping up to make for some interesting conversation starters. Gotta give a shout out to my brother Paul Meehan for the shot at helping to create something inspiring on a multitude of levels!
As the entrepreneural winds that are synonomous with the Year of The Monkey, sweep through the mountainous passes of the Pacific Northwest, I can feel the tides of change in their gale. As always, we here at PrevailPrevail have a few tricks up our sleeve for this New Year. No hints yet! In regards to the above mentioned paragraphs, let me finish with this: I consider myself very fortunate in that, the number of rarified and wonderful opportunites I have been afforded thus far are starting to culminate into a platform where I can help put positive change in motion. I'm very excited, I'm tremendously enthusiastic, and I'm hyped on whatever the future may hold.
Enjoy the month my friends,