Category Archives: Lifestyle

Babata: Organic and Natural Care Products

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As a startup, we are always interested in meeting fellow entrepreneurs. Their stories, struggles, successes, failures take us on a different journey each time. From tech companies to entrepreneurs heading non-profits, there’s always a lesson to be learned from each one we have met thus far. Their passion and dedication to their craft continues to inspire us (as well as our readers) and we know that their impact is slowly changing the world for the better. One such entrepreneur is Percival Cunanan from Babata New York, one of the producers of one of the best organic and natural care products currently out in the market.

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Breaking Boundaries Update

PC: korendezvous

Hey all! We wanted to just give a quick update on what’s been going on. We have been extremely busy with everything coming at us (in a good way!) that we haven’t really posted since last week. Speaking of which, it’ll be one of the few changes that we are going to do. We’re only going to post on the blog once a week now instead of 2-3 times a week.

There have been a lot of opportunities that have opened up and we’re pivoting and doing some changes in order to take advantage of as many as we can. Speaking of changes, lol, the site has been a little different and we are still in the process of doing major changes to it. Instead of just being a blog and interviewing entrepreneurs, we have gained a few clients for content creation. We’re focused a lot more on the business aspect of things so we can eventually scale BB.

With that said, you’ll see us at different client events as we are very involved with their projects. We’ll be sure to share things we learn on our journey as always. We appreciate those who have been patient with the changes and we promise  it’ll be worth it!

It’s kind of crazy where we are now. We’re definitely far from the kind of success we want, but we’ve never been this close to it. I just want to end this with a reminder to take risks. Will Smith once said that God placed everything you want on the other side of the things you fear the most.

Let’s climb to the top.

Midnight Market: Jersey City’s First “Foodie Nightlife” Experience

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As the next Midnight Market rolls back around, we’re getting super excited and rallying more of our friends and family to experience the event. If you haven’t been to one, go! The first time we went was in February and we loved it so much that we invited a few of our friends to come with us to the next one in March. They did and they had an amazing time as well! The next event is on April 14th and it’s dessert-themed. (Teaser: You might see Alice in Wonderland or Willy Wonka.) We’ve invited more of our friends and family and we can’t wait to see what they have in store!

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Ward eSports: A Community Platform for eSports Fans

Ward eSports

These days, mostly everyone is on some sort of social community platform. Let’s take Facebook for example. According  to the World Economic Forum, Facebook would be bigger than China if it was a country. To put that into perspective, China’s population in 2016 was 1,382,323,332 (Source: worldometers.info).

There are also platforms where we can find events near us like meetup.com or  eventbrite.com. Why, then, do gamers and fans of eSports have trouble finding events geared towards their community? It’s because there isn’t a platform out there yet that is known enough to the gaming community that can bring like-minded gamers and fans together.

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Demonstrate Gratitude: 6 Genuine Ways To Show Thanks

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Our cabin steward’s way of saying thanks!

A week ago, in honor of Women’s Day, I posted a picture of our creative director because I wanted to show how much I appreciate her commitment to Breaking Boundaries. Because of all the appreciation going around, I got to thinking how I can effectively demonstrate gratitude to those around me. I didn’t want to be one of those people who forget those who have helped them along the way.

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

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House of Gains: “Healthy and Hearty Power Bowls” By a Power Couple

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PC: Miguel Saez

One of our goals here at Breaking Boundaries is to feature businesses or people who are challenging their limits. We want to put the spotlight on those who are so passionate and driven about what they do that they start creating positive ripple effects in their community. I first heard about Brenda, one of the founders of House of Gains in Jersey City, from a mutual friend on Facebook. She posted a status about Brenda’s accomplishments and I immediately thought she would be a great example to BB’s community.

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Guest Post: Thoughts on Writing, Life Decisions, and “Just Do It.”

Failure to Launch

If you guys need to know one thing about me, it’s that I have a difficult time starting anything new. Well, starting anything new in writing, anyway. Throughout my high school and college career, I’ve managed to turn 1-2 hour essays into a whole day event that would end with a sub-par introduction. Barely an introduction, if I’m being honest. Not only that, but that said introduction will probably be revised 3 or 4 more times before I am fully satisfied with it or I realize that I’ve run out of time to edit and I leave it as is. I’m not sure if the hesitation comes from feeling like a failure at creating an impactful introduction. After all, the introduction is supposed to hook your readers, right?

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