We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Tully and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Still figuring this out, but I recognize that I feel great and successful when I’m really into what I’m doing or working on at the moment. When I only value what’s ahead, it can make my day-to-day feel like it’s never enough which isn’t motivating. So, I think success is when you’re *engaged* in your actions *today*. Feeling engaged is important because apathy definitely won’t make you feel successful or appreciative. “Today” is important because you won’t feel successful if you didn’t recognize your effort. And, we know it’s really the sum of our daily actions that lead to the type of success that’s recognized by the outside world – the splashy results that actually took a million humble actions to accomplish. Maybe, what more can we ask for than going to sleep and thinking, “Today was a good day.”?
What should our readers know about your business?
We create and sell the Palmpress, a one-cup coffee press for hand-brewing delicious hot and cold brew coffee. Reflected in Palmpress is everything we believed a coffee brewer should be: simple and absolutely delicious, completely reusable, and thoughtfully designed. At first look, people are usually surprised at how compact the Palmpress is and how unique it looks. There are many wonderful coffee brewers out there, so we’re grateful to have earned a spot in thousands of people’s kitchens, offices, camping kits, and suitcases. For many coffee drinkers it became the single-serve solution that steered them away from the Keurig; the mobile version of their pour-over and scale; the replacement for their shattered French presses; or the Aeropress experience where coffee doesn’t contact plastic. We also have a delicious coffee offering, furthering our mission of sharing the joy of good coffee.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love going on calm walks in low-rise areas, with things to see and pop into along the way. One day would be doing just that in the Design District, with a stop at Politan Row for lunch. I’d get Vietnamese from Tran An and coffee from Sable, and lounge around in Palm Court. ICA, Miami is a must, plus some more downtime in the courtyard there (notice a theme here?). We could continue to Mrs Mandolin for a pastry and up the 40s. Another day would be the Museum Park area – All Day for brunch, PAMM, then to Margaret Pace and the sea wall – usually with coffee or Lulu’s ice cream in hand. The best part of these types of days is all the conversation with your friend!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to my husband, Geoff, for always making it a good day.