Many of us have a personal motto or mantra that we try to live by. Mottos capture the essence of our values in life, a vibe we wish to channel, or the dreams we hope to one day achieve. These little phrases help us gain the motivation we need when we hit a low, or when we just need that extra push. Today, we unveil the dreams and mottos of the people behind the app that helps other people’s dreams come to fruition.
Paul: “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Paul, co-founder in charge of operation and strategy at Dreamfora, has several mottos that keep him motivated when running his business. His favorite is the quote by Napoleon Hill. This is what he always reminds himself, whenever he feels unsure of his next move, and to repel negative thoughts that make him feel like he isn’t ready to play big. Paul doesn’t believe that a “perfect moment” exists, and this mindset has encouraged him to take bold strides in life that match his vision and ambitious goals.
David: “Carpe Diem”
David, co-founder in charge of product development at Dreamfora, works around the clock to balance his family and work life. He is a firm believer of enjoying life and living in the moment, which makes him a hard worker in the office and a caring father at home. David says that he does what he loves, and encourages everyone else to do the same. After all, don’t you have to enjoy what you do to do it really well? Consistent in all aspects of life (he always orders the same Subway sandwich!), “carpe diem” has been his motto since high school.
Elli: “I don’t get lucky. I make my own luck.”
Elli is Dreamfora's product design manager and a social media influencer, who is currently juggling work and grad school. Her personal motto comes from a popular American TV series Suits, a show that revolves around big-shot corporate lawyers. As the quote suggests, she believes in the power of hard work and dedication, rather than relying on mere luck to succeed. She says that this motto has helped her throughout her life in carrying out various passion projects and career goals.
Chase: “Don’t count your chicken before they hatch.”
Chase is a software engineer at Dreamfora, who strives to create an exceptional user experience. He says that his motto keeps him grounded, precision-oriented, and open to different ideas. He wrote this mantra down on a post-it and looked at it as often as he could while studying for his college entrance exam. This was after he realized that many of his mistakes were due to the fact that he hadn’t read the entire question properly. It has been his most treasured slogan ever since.
Suzie: "Because though the truth may vary, this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore."
Suzie is a marketing intern at Dreamfora, and a connoisseur of all things cultural - including but not limited to film, indie music, and games. Her motto is part of the lyrics to “Little Talks,” a song by the Icelandic indie rock band Of Monsters and Men. She believes that the quality of one’s life ultimately depends on the relationships one make, and the lyrics remind Suzie of exactly this. When things start to look a little bleak, this song brings Suzie back to her focused self.
Michelle: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Michelle is also a marketing intern and a valuable addition to the team. She discovered this slogan on a fridge magnet at a souvenir store that she visited during her study abroad. A quote by Neale Donald Walsch, this motto reminds her to be a little braver and bolder every day, since she believes personal growth comes in the midst of discomfort. She enjoys a good challenge and tries to gain as many valuable experiences as possible with this motto in mind.