WARM WELCOME WORDS TO OUR READERS
IT’S OUR 7th ANNIVERSARY! In previous Words To Our Readers, I shared my own struggle with trying to ensure I live a well-balanced life and making such a priority. Although, I still have room for improvement, I’ve been making slow but steady progress. I recently began adding the practice of yoga to my regular health & wellness routine, something I never would have imagined in a thousand years. But thankfully, it’s doing wonders for me. I feel calmer, am resting better, and my days are less hectic.
n the one hand, it feels like I’ve been doing this for a lifetime, while on the other, I find myself wondering “Where did the years go?” It’s been a year of excitement, highs and lows, long work day, and restless nights, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. This past year has taught me so many useful lessons, and one that really stands out is just how important it is for individuals to be patient, long-suffering, and kind toward others; without judgement. In a culture where freedom of speech is widely encouraged, many seem to have lost sight on the importance of having something of positive and encouraging to say, tempered with applying the “Golden Rule”. As a reminder, the “Golden Rule” admonishes us to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Of course, the lack of applying the “Golden Rule” is almost always to our detriment.
It’s with this newfound sense of balance and calm I wish to collaborate with you as we begin our seventh year. On that note, I’m thrilled to welcome you to our 7th Anniversary Edition! One of our Exclusive Interviews is with Hanna Jaffe Bosdet. The well-known Philanthropist, human rights activist, speaker, and author opens up about her new acting role in NETFLIX’s first Mexican reality series Made in Mexico, and what’s she’s doing to raise awareness of important topics such as human rights, immigrants, refugees, peace, and the importance of education. Being that this also our Style Edition, of course we had to bring you many topics related to style and its impact as we strive to live well. I invite you to feast your eyes on this stunning Seventh Anniversary Edition and enjoy reading the rest of the amazing features we have for you in this Edition. May this Edition inform and inspire you to continue living your best life. From my very being, I thank you for being a dedicated reader. Seven thrilling years would not be possible without you. I’m so grateful to and inspired by the entire InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential teams, who work tirelessly to bring you our award-winning publications. I’m truly excited about the future of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential, and I believe the best is yet to come. Fondly and with Great Enthusiasm,
William Jackson Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2018