Confetti High-Fives & Meal Prepping.
It was alumni weekend in college and ten of us were drinking around a restaurant table when an old friend walked through the door. We all roared and he gave the closest guy to the door a high-five, which made everyone put their hands up as he went around the table slapping five. It was then that the idea for high-fives with confetti blasting out came to me as I thought of a way that moment could have been better! Five years later, a lot of new friends, lessons in persistence, an appearance on the TODAY show, and incredible learning experiences paid off when the FiestaFive was born. Google it.
I met my dream girl in middle school but was always too scared to approach her. Thirteen years later we connected by random chance, then married in two years. You can’t predict how an idea will strike you. Love sometimes involves sharing interests as if they are your own, which introduced me to meal planning and prepping (cooking all your week's meals on Sunday). After a few dreadful experiences while figuring out how much to cook between mine and my wife’s meal plans, grocery shopping, and cooking in bulk – I discovered a world of people committed to the hobby (read: lifestyle) and feeling my pain. So, I developed MealPlanMagic: a one-of-a-kind tool that lets users build multiple meal plans with automated grocery and prep lists so you always buy and cook the perfect amount of food to meet your nutrition or body goals. Check it out.
An effect of following through with your own ideas is being presented “great ideas” by others, the majority of which will sadly never be explored. If you ever find yourself with an idea, do everything in your power to bring it to life! You’ll always have purpose, continuously make friends, and be ever grateful for the things you’ll learn along the way. I’ve always had a full-time job, so that's no excuse. Ideas keep you sharp.
“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing the rest of your life.” – Jessica Hische