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- 🔄 Reset Yourself | Pulse Of The Nation
🔄 Reset Yourself | Pulse Of The Nation
Beep. Buzz. Ding. Ping. The nonstop annoyance of modern society all compete for our multitasking attention. From emails to texts, phone calls, and notifications, the amount of information seeking our attention seems to be never-ending.
Even during “time off” we are glued to our devices. Social media consumes our attention, vibrating once again and as soon as we get it in our pockets. Sometimes our brains even think we felt a vibration just to check our phone and see nothing.
The modern human is programmed to consistently and incessantly check our technology for updates. This is why now more than ever, we need to perform a factory reset on ourselves. This past weekend, Parker and I made a mandatory mutual agreement to go a full 24 hours without our phones. And afterward, I felt more connected, refreshed, and reset than ever. Sometimes Elevating requires a reset.
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Shining a light on accomplishments throughout Elevation Nation
🍾 Elevator no. 78 Rahul Vinod is in celebration mode! His restaurant group RASA, a fast-casual Indian restaurant taking over the DMV won “Favorite Fast Bites” in the 2023 RAMMY Awards presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. The awards highlight the best and brightest in the culinary world across the DMV. And it is no surprise to us that Rasa collected some hardware 🏆. ...
Both Parker and I have been known to frequent RASA restaurants prior to some of our most impactful DC brainstorming sessions for Elevation Nation. The only thing missing in this culinary empire is a new location within 🚶 walking distance of Parker’s Manhattan apartment. Cheers to your success Rahul and the RASA team!
Welcome to Elevation Nation
The latest additions to the Elevation Nation community
Elevator no. 132 - Jahleane Dolene
Jahleane loves all things personal development and career. She is a speaker, coach, writer, and content creator focused on helping young people not only take up space but feel good while doing it. With so many paths in life, Jahleane helps you not only determine the right one for you but how to get there.
Jahleane’s Mental Motto - "Work on expanding your surface area for luck"
Elevator no. 133 - David Greenfield
David and co-founder Pouya, always found themselves with a dead phone - so they decided to do something about it. JUUCE was built to provide on-the-go portable charging accessibility anywhere and everywhere, solving a common problem while building partnerships with major brands and high-traffic venues.
David’s Mental Motto - "Learn from the past, live in the present, create the future"
Elevator no. 134 - Jahaan Ansari
Jahaan and his co-founder sprinted into the health scene with their tailored nutrition company, Gainful. Stints with accelerators like Y Combinator snowballed into a Forbes 30 under 30 list and eventually, shelf space at Targets around the country! Jahaan knows that anything in your life can be curated just for you, and your health and wellness supplements are no different!
Jahaan’s Mental Motto - "You can’t always be right, but you can always be justified"
Elevator no. 15 - Samantha Soloway
Samantha's passions lie at the intersection of design, business, and accessibility. She strives to shine a light on the importance of creating products usable by people of all abilities. Samantha spends her free time finding ways to connect and give back to her community, including volunteering for Experience Camp, a camp for children who have lost a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.
Samantha’s Mental Motto - "Choose to include"
Highlights and wins from around the Nation
🧘♀️ Want to Practice Mindfulness? - Elevator no. 62 Sam Levin is back on his guided meditation grind. Check out his Instagram stories for weekly mindfulness sessions you can join!
4 quick ways to elevate your Mental Fortitude
📚 Quick Read - Check out these four benefits for taking a social media and phone break presented by Community Access Network
🎤 Quote - As Emily Warren and Lost Kings said in their song, Phone Down… “Why don’t you put that f****** phone down”
🎬 Clip - Big Bang Star Mayim Bialik shares her tips to break your phone addiction
🙋 Question - In the past year, what is the longest amount of time you have gone without your phone?
Until next week Elevation Nation...Peace
Sam & Parker