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April 2018

INSPIRATION 4 LIFE MAGAZINE GET INSPIRED! BE INSPIRED! STAY INSPIRED!

Networking to Build Your Business

MEET INSPIRATION 4 LIFE HEART OF GOLD QUEEN GINA JARAMILLO

LOCAL HERO AWARDS

ANGELS IN OUR HOME


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COVER STORY GINA JARAMILLO Cover Photo Credit: Jax Weaver (Monkey & Me Photography. Inside Photo: Antonio Pino Fiesta Wardrobe: Vanessa Morales (Vsqaured Designs) Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Harrison (Ardor Beauty MUA)

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ART 4 A CAUSE An Art Silent Auction to help raise funds for your Non Profit Organization or your Cause.

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TO NETWORK OR NOT TO NETWORK Dawn Huff

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YOUR BEST YOU Christina Reimer

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ANGELS IN OUR HOME Victor & Esther Rodriguez

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BACK COVER ARTS & EATS Save the Date

Stay tuned for more great Issues of Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. We will cover more amazing topics such as Ministries, Leadership, Communities, Local Heroes, Beauty, Fashion, Sports, Events and so much more! Trademark and Copyright Laws Protect Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. No part of this Magazine may be reproduced without permission. Articles are submitted by Team Writers and images by Advertisers. Inspiration 4 Life Magazine is not responsible for Content submitted. Copyright 2018


MESSAGE FROM RITA HERNANDEZ CEO/Radio/TV/Web Host & Personality

Hello everyone! I want to share with everyone about our huge sucess of or Launch of Inspiration 4 Life Magazine. I look forward to this amazing new Journey of our Online Digital Magazine. Our Magazine is simply here to inspire you and help be a Voice to other talented Entrepreneurs, who love to share their stories and writings. This is another wonderful Platform we have put together for you to enjoy. We are here to help encourage those who love to write but don't know where to start, have hidden talents as writers, editors, photographers, graphic designers and so much more, to be a part of our Magazine. We want to inspire you to embrace new talented writers as they will be sharing their stories for the first time. Here at Inspiration 4 Life, we are a judge free zone and love to give others the opportunities to also live their dreams and passions. We have been trying to make this dream come true since 2010 but with so many obstacles in the way, this journey had been on standstill for many years. We are here now and we inspire you to never give up on your Dreams!

Photo Credit: Alfonso Chavez III

In this Magazine, you will read about some of our amazing Inspiration 4 Life Team, our Members, Partners, Sponsors, Advertisers and more. There are no boundries of the type of inspiration we will cover in our Magazine. I also look forward to sharing our Inspiration 4 Life Local Hero Articles with you as well. We have so many amazing people in our Communities of San Antonio who give back and have the heart of gold. We definitely want to recognize those with kindness in their heart and ready to serve others. Inspiration 4 Life will always be thankful for our Local Heroes Segment on KENS 5 Great Day SA, Sunday Morning Show from 2011-2015. If you would like to be a part of our Magazine or have any questions, you can visit www.inspiration4life.org/Contact Get Inspired! Be Inspired! Stay Inspired!

Rita Hernandez

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Gina Jaramillo INSPIRATION 4 LIFE HEART OF GOLD QUEEN TO LIFETIME QUEEN

The Right Person for beautiful Fiesta items. Rita Hernandez

Meet Gina Jaramillo, a beautiful, talented and inspiring person with the heart of gold. The first time I met Gina, she captured my heart. Gina is full of love, compassion and ready to help those in need. She is always ready to bring her colorful Happy Chick items for your Events, to share with everyone in the room. We surprised Gina back in April 2017 with the Heart of Gold Queen Coronation and September 23, 2017, with an Inspiration 4 Life Local Hero Heart of Gold Award. In 2018, we presented Gina with an Inspiration 4 Life Lifetime Queen, recognition. As a Wife, Mother, Model, Queen and more, Gina is always ready! She is always definitely ready to create

WHAT'S IN THIS ISSUE? Showrooms - 2 Market Report - 3

her beautiful designs for you and Fiesta! Please continue to follow Gina's Journey as she blesses so many with her presence. You can Follow and Like Gina's Page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fiestacascaronesbygina

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Photo Credit: Tony Pino


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ART 4 A CAUSE Featured Art by Local Artist of San Antonio, Blas Hernandez

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NEED EXTRA FUNDING?

50% OF PROCEEDS DONATED

Art 4 A Cause is dedicated to help with funding through the Silent Auction Sales of Artwork by Local Artist of San Antonio Blas Hernandez.

* Churches *Ministries *Schools *Organizations * Galas *Luncheons * Non Profits *Scholarships *Fundraiser Events *And Much More

For more information, please Contact Rita Hernandez at www.inspiration4life.org/Contact


Access to an Awesome Community of Innovative Faith Based Entrpreneurs. For more information, please visit www.moadecenter.com Mention you read on Inspiration 4 Life Magazine.

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Business Card Showcase To place your Business Card in our Digital Magazine, please visit www.inspiration4life.org/Contact to request details.

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Business Card Showcase To place your Business Card in our Digital Magazine, please visit www.inspiration4life.org/Contact to request details.

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TO NETWORK OR NOT TO NETWORK BY DAWN HUFF Finding Your Networking Clan! …OR Networking Mojo I am still struggling with my title lol… Today I was driving to the Moade Center and thinking about how much things have changed since I first got started in my own business. I started back when the internet ordering system was just barely getting invented in my company. No one was on Facebook… maybe there were some on Myspace but we were not doing business there. If I wanted to Network in my business I had to go all the way across town to a stuffy business breakfast meeting where a bunch of people in grey suits were handing each other business cards and not really trying to build relationships with each other. The other option was the evening happy hour networking which felt like an extension of the dating scene… the general vibe you got from people was that they were awesome, cool, and so successful. It felt fake and so did I. Pretty much no one in my team circle did it, so it felt okay for me to quit.

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Fast forward about 10 years and I heard myself several times say… “I don’t go to those “Networking Things” they are terrible. No one is really trying to build relationships…they just want to sell you something.”

Do you ever hear yourself saying something and alarm bells start ringing? My decision wasn’t sitting well with me anymore. I realized I needed to revisit the idea and open my mind and heart to some new people and some new ways to meet them. Surely there was someone out there who already had a group formed that really meant something to each other besides a sale…and if not, I was going to find one that needed someone a little different like me.

Do you ever hear yourself saying something and alarm bells start ringing? My decision wasn’t sitting well with me anymore. I realized I needed to revisit the idea and open my mind and heart to some new people and some new ways to meet them. Surely there was someone out there who already had a group formed that really meant something to each other besides a sale…and if not, I was going to find one that needed someone a little different like me.

I tried a few different groups and events and I was literally praying one morning that I would be able to find the group or person that I needed and I got a message that popped up that I could attend a lunch meet up with The Bold & Beautiful Society. I had no idea where this was or who they were but I paid for a table and put it on my calendar right away. I met the most awesome group of business women as well as my friend Rita and that is where things began to change.


I have learned a ton since that first day. I have made so many new friends that I lost count. I have been surrounded by the awesome energy of positive people since that first moment. My first month in the group I made more money in one week then I usually do in a whole month. I found excitement again! Here are some tips I have learned along the way that can help you have the same results, if you have been thinking of jumping in to some networking opportunities. 1. Just do it! It may seem scary but it will be worth it. 2. Go more than once! Making new friends isn’t always automatic…like it was for Rita and myself. Sometimes you must try a few times or try various groups before you feel your fit! (I call it Party Hopping, if that makes it seem more like fun to you also.) 3. Go with the agenda to serve others. In a mingling setting I never hand people my business card unless they ask. I just go to get to know other people. Ask lots of questions…What do they do? What do they like about their business? Do they have kids? Hobbies? Get to know them. Think about who you know that would love them and want to connect with them. 4. Trust me they will eventually ask you about your business, but keep your answer simple and get back to them. They will remember you later. 5. When you find that exceptional group, find out how you can serve the group. Don’t show up just to get something from it yourself go to add value! Everyone will be drawn to you. Your attitude is everything! Have fun!!! NOMADIC

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YOU'RE BEST YOU! By Christina Reimer Chaos is everywhere. At times, head spins, heart races and hands start to sweat because of all the chaos. Go ahead take a stroll outside through a park. Being outside is good for both the body and soul. Experience the warmth of the gentle breeze of fresh air. Feel the different textures from trees, bushes and the ground beneath your feet. Take time to smell the aroma from the flowers. Don’t worry about where the path leads, keep walking forward. The view at the end will be spectacular…trust me on this! Nature speaks to me and hopefully does to you as well. Here are few lessons to encourage, inspire and challenge you to be the best of You. Stay Hydrated Our bodies need food and fluids to function properly. To grow- explore new places, experiences and never stop fueling your hunger for more of life. Keep Active Step by step keep walking forward. Watch out for distractions, yet keep moving. Life is a journey not a race. Go at your own pace. Make a plan and take it step by step. Bloom Where ever you are in life- bloom. Don’t wait for the right time- take action now. Some flowers bloom for the season, some come back year after year and others bloom all the time. Be true to yourself, shine brightly right where you are. Even in the midst of chaos. Whichever path you take in life- stay hydrated, keep active and bloom. Life is a precious gif so enjoy it every single moment of every day.

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Meet Victor & Esther Rodriguez Both born and raised in the states of Illinois and Texas. With strong family roots in Texas, in the last 11 yrs we made San Antonio our home town. Just recently celebrated our 28th year anniversary, we have 6 children together literally the Hispanic Brady Bunch 3 boys & 3 girls with 2 grandchildren. We are both members of the Hispanic Business Alliance, volunteers & members of LULAC 4217 holding offices of President and Chaplain. Volunteers for a few other organizations as well. Having strong family values and love for music that has influenced and helped heal us all as a whole. Mainly our eldest daughter Alexizz that has cerebral palsy and suffers from seizures on a daily bases. Music is what made her move her legs and want to stand. Due to this, we first started TexMex Procutions back in 2002 in Chicago then after 2 yrs we had to take a break due to many medical issues that our daughter started to suffer from. With that being said and at the advice of Doctors we moved to Texas . Life happens and we had to adjust and time just got away. But we seem to always find ways to listen or be part of our passion of music, family and helping others. A a year ago we volunteered with HBA in New Braunfels for the Dia De Los Muertos event. My husband and I were put in charge of Entertainment and VIP area, with that the event was successful . At the end of it people were inquiring who was in charge of entertainment they gave my husband’s name and a few establishments reached out to ask him about helping them bring entertainment to their establishment. We spoke about it and decided to bring back our business of contracting entertainers and TEXMEX Productions was born again. We truly believe this came back due to what was born again in myself and in my family due to the Moade Center. From our faith in the lord, volunteering unselfishly and just taking time for our family. Giving to others you never know how far it affects or what it can bring.

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Upcoming Events

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Inspiration 4 Life is proud to bring you Inspiring and Empowering Events all year long. We have many great Partners we Team up with to make a difference in our Communities of San Antonio and Around the World.. Many of our Events are Free and open to the Public, by Donation or a Set Price. Events Hosted by Inspiration 4 Life, helps bring funding to our Organization, other great Non Profits and also those in need. We also Partner with other Event Hosts to bring our uniqueness and Connections and Media Productions.

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Our Everyday Empowering Events also provides our unique reach through our Inspiration 4 Life Live Radio/FB Live Broadcast. We reach over 144 Countries Around the World and provide amazing Connections and Referrals through our Network. We have been Serving, Advocating and Supporting Events since 2005 to give the exposure You need! We are always ready for any Event and ready to help you in any way we can. Live Radio Broadcasting Facebook Live Broadcasting Multi Media Productions Video Production Event Consulting Event Planning Vendor Referrals Social Media Exposure Reach to over 144 Countries Around the World Surpassed over 5 Million Hits on Inspiration 4 Life Website Client Referrals So Much More!

BBWS Luncheon & Awards 11-2pm 301 E. Ramsey Suite 329

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Inspired Networking & Awards 5:30-8:30pm 301 E. Ramsey Suite 329

5/26 Arts & Easts Fest 301 E. Ramsey, Suite 329, from 11-3pm For more details, call 210-237-7496

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