(Gainesville, Ga) Unsure what to do post-graduation? So was Angelia Trinidad, until she founded the life journal, which has become widely recognized as Passion Planner. After feeling like she had done everything right, Trinidad struggled with post-college uncertainty. Raised in a strict Asian household, Trinidad always knew that if her parents could have it their way, she would become a doctor, lawyer, nurse, or be in a profession that brought in an extensive income.
With a strong passion for art, Trinidad switched her major from pre-med to art without the approval from her parents. It sounds absurd, but it was not the art that Trinidad loved, it was the process of art and all of the collaborations that came with it. Post-graduation depression led to a mind map of ideas, thus bringing about Passion Planner.
What’s most inspiring about Trinidad is how she founded Passion Planner; in her parents garage in San Diego. Passion Planner is used as a strategic tool that helps people breakdown their long and short-term goals into daily, weekly and monthly steps. Passion Planner allows people to hold their visual journal and see if what they are doing each day is a mark of progress towards their long-term goals. In addition to setting goals, Passion Planner also provides a quote for the week and an option to choose your daily focus and weekly focus all in one. At the end of each month, there is a reflection, which allows each person to review the successes and make new goals in order to improve in the upcoming month.
At the young age of 26, Trinidad is widely recognized as the Founder, CEO and Designer of Passion Planner. Within a matter of weeks of the birth of Passion Planner, or 20 days to be specific, 2,147 Passion Planners were sold. Having already featured in the Washington Post, UCLA newspaper Daily Bruin and on TED Talk, there’s no guessing where Passion Planner will take her next. “As a millennial, woman, minority CEO, I hope my story inspires other individuals who don’t fit the ‘typical’ mold of whatever they want to be, pursue their dreams.” – Angelia Trinidad.
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