Thank you so much for donating to the Art Creation Foundation for Children fundraiser that we hosted on May 4. The event was a blast and we raised $994 thanks to you. We have sent off the money to ACFFC! If you have a moment, please check their website if you haven't already: http://www.acffcjacmelhaiti.com.
I've been wanting to write that and say that for a while now! whewwwww….
In all seriousness, I did quit my day job which was a very comfortable and stable government job. I was 5 months away from being vested in a pension after working for "the system" for 5.5 years. Some told me to just "hang in there" so that I could be vested and collect at least something when I retire eventually. Well, here's why I decided to leave a "perfect situation" and follow my dreams…
We've all heard it so many times - "You can be anything you want to be if you believe in yourself." "Follow your dreams and your heart." Well, it's not always that easy. If we all followed our dreams on being just dreamers and not planners, we would all (or most) wouldn't make it.
A dear friend of mine, whom I met through my blog, Shannon Kelley Cherizier, gave me great advice when I was ready to quit (the first time) my day job a year ago. She told me to hang in there and to read:
Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job Hardcover
by Jon Acuff.
So, I did and I followed his motto: suck it up as long as you can while working your day job and building your dream at night after work and on the weekends. I am so glad I did this because it has finally paid off.
Although this post isn't about Haiti specifically, I just want you to know that you CAN follow your dreams and your heart, but it will take a lot of blood, sweat and tears in planning/setting yourself up for it. If I can be of any assistance to any of you, please hit the contact button at the top of my page and send me an email! I love to interact with my readers and give positive motivation!
I will dedicate more time to this blog while working for my other non-Haiti related clients for my marketing firm EMPOWER YOUR BRAND. Check it out when you have a chance :)
Thanks for reading,
Press Release by HACCOF: Mr. Guy François Jr. is appointed New Consul General for the Republic of Haiti in Miami
Contact: Paola Pierre
Phone: (305) 733-9066
For Immediate Release
Mr. Guy François Jr. is appointed New Consul General for the Republic of Haiti in Miami
Miami, FL, May 14, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida congratulates Mr. Guy Francois Jr. as the new Consul General for the Republic of Haiti in Miami.
Over the past 3 years Mr. Francois has done an extraordinary job as Consul responsible for Cultural Affairs and Tourism. He has worked tirelessly to showcase how Haiti can once again be the Pearl of the Caribbean at the same time shown nothing but professionalism, commitment and respect for the Haitian-American community.
He clearly understands that private investment and tourism are the key to a brighter future for all Haitians. He knows that Haiti is too rich to be poor. Mr. Francois' commitment and deep respect for Haitians made him widely respected, regardless of political affiliation, wealth or social status.
The Haitian American Chamber Commerce strongly and enthusiastically congratulates Mr. Francois as the new Consul General in Miami and stands ready to work with him in any way possible to the benefit of Haiti and Haitian-Americans.
Board of Directors
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida was established in 2005. Its mission is to serve as an advocate for its communities as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of its members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community. The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce also promotes investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.
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Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida | (305) 733-9066 | firstname.lastname@example.org |http://www.haccof.com
1510 NE 162 Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
I don't have access to the digital edition, so please click on the pdf to read it. The one above is too small!
It was a pleasure for us to meet all of the people who stopped by our tent at Taste of Haiti! Endy and I are grateful for your support!
We were selling jewelry at the event this year, but we are most grateful for the interaction with you all! The Real Haiti is about empowering each other, not competing or getting rich. Knowing that we are responsible for reigniting your fire for your love for Haiti is the most rewarding part.
Thank you everyone for your support and love. We continue this empire to keep inspiring you! …and our hopes and dreams for Haiti!
Diana & Endy
We shared a table with Ginen Creations by Sophie pictured below. Special thanks to our sister in law Martine for her help!
The best month of the year is here! Haitian Heritage Month. Here are the events going on in Palm Beach County.