How many of us have done things we regret? Or been on the receiving end of another's unbearably hurtful actions? What heaviness we souls carry - perhaps it's time to put these old boulders down and let go? To forgive does not mean the action is condoned, it is about opening your heart, having compassion, being vulnerable and accepting. Forgiveness is challenging, deep, raw and ultimately the greatest act of self-love.
Through a series of writing exercises and sharing we will get to that delicate place in a safe, sacred space. Bring a journal, pen, and an open heart. Bursts of energy, joy and happiness are some common side effects.
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Source: Tech Cocktail - “You can tell the success of an entrepreneur by how tan they are.” This was Matt Galligan‘s opening statement referencing the much darker complexion of the Los Angeles native Howard Leonhardt at the recent Tech Cocktail San Francisco Sessions. And by this standard, Los Angeles is an assembly line of successful tech entrepreneurs.
But if 300 days of sunlight and beautiful beaches aren’t enough to lure you, Tech Cocktail caught up with a host of LA-based entrepreneurs to convince you on why Los Angeles is such an ideal location to both work and live.
IT’S THE EPICENTER OF ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA
The entertainment industry brings together talent, creativity, and capital in a way that creates a one of kind atmosphere. The result is a truly unique melting pot of skills to build new products.
Los Angeles is the second largest city with over 18 million people. Everyone is on their grind and there are limitless opportunities to find your niche as a startup. The city is flooded with billboards and bus ads, evidence that old models are still profitable. However, the need for technology innovation is rising, and with a large market and little competition, LA is fertile ground.
LA’s laid back and tight knight community make it an ideal place for a startup because it helps unleash your creativity because you’re fueled by so many different sectors – technology, the beach and the entertainment capital of the world. No better place to innovate!
LA is the greatest place to live because everyone who comes to LA is a dreamer who thinks that the impossible is possible…and then does their damndest to make it so. Then, quite a few succeed. Practicality is not a constraint that binds Angelenos like it does to people in most other cities in the world.
It’s 2pm and if you’re hustling for a startup, chances are you’re already on your second or third cup of coffee. I know I am! In LA, we have access to some really great coffee, including two-Intelligentsias, Handsome Roasters, etc. Need I say more?
Sen Sugano, Director of Business Development at Grubwithus
LA EMBRACES DIVERSITY
Living in LA means visiting Chinatown, Thaitown or Little Armenia is always a short trip from home. Though parts of our city may feel like sleepy suburbs they are rich with culture as we are host to immigrants from all over the world. This means that Angelinos are the recipients of fine and fun cuisine, art, history, textiles and language. Our days are spent meeting people whose childhoods may bear little semblance to our own. Living in a culturally rich city leads to innovations both personal and professional.
Sure the weather is great and the beach is sandy. But we also build companies that make a ton of money. Few people know that 96% of Google’s revenue comes from the work of two LA companies (the Adwords model was invented by Overture, and Adsense came through an acquisition of Applied Semantics). There’s less capital here than in Silicon Valley, so building companies that make money from the beginning is in our DNA – lead gen, flash sales, eCommerce, etc. If you have a solid business model, LA is the place to be.
Whether you are doing business or relaxing, which become one in the same, where else can you wake to sunshine/fair weather, 350+ days annually, meet and conduct business with associates outside regularly, have tepid weather, while balancing work and play – Los Angeles!
With all of the entertainment companies and The Mouse alone, Los Angeles has some of the most creative genius and wit I have ever seen. Even our techies are more creative than the creative team I had when I lived in the Big D! You gotta play to your strengths!