January: Nolan Vannucci
Updated: Jan 16
What’s your wave (hustle)?:
Releaf Health / Connectivity.
The first time I discovered my passion was......
It’s funny that society puts pressure on us to find what it is we ‘should be’ doing at an early age. College at 18. Career (for most) at 22/23. This is so antiquated, it hurts. People still believe this is the way. Parents tell their kids, and it become systemic. You don’t know shit at that age. Adversity and failing (specifically in the workplace) is a prerequisite for so many to find their passion. You may have an inkling of what lights your fire, but until you’ve failed or really sunk into that, you don’t know. For me, it was when I was 33 and in between jobs (unemployed) that it became truly clear. The picture started to be drawn before that but that woke me up. I would say that’s the turning point for me.
My biggest influence......
I think there are external and internal factors at play here. Internally, helping others feels great. It’s what I am passionate about. It helps them and helps you at the same time. Its why we don’t need ‘self-help’ books but ‘help others’ books. Externally, I want to make sure my parents will always be okay. I want to create a life ‘a wave’ people can be inspired by.
What/who inspires you to do what you do?
Similar to the answer above. I think all my actions are anecdotal. Always on stage for the most part. Are you upholding your values? Are you treating people right? And are you an example for those around you?
Change. Real change. It takes a lot of time. A lot of effort. And in a society where everything is instant, you’re always battling an uphill fight. But it’s a fight worth fighting for. An outcome you can be proud of. Being patient is so god damn hard, but man is it worth it in the end. Someone is going to succeed and be the person you wish to become. Something is going to make that money and be successful. Why isn’t it you? Always ask yourself that. Every day you wake up.
Who do you hope to inspire?
Everyone. Too big to bite off and comprehend? I don’t care. My expectations are such that I only expect the best of what I can provide. It’s up to those around me to also put in the work.
What are you creating right now?
With Releaf Health, we always had dreams of being more than just a medical marijuana clinic (up to 4 now). We want a wellness brand. A lifestyle brand. This was just an easy barrier to entry. We have a lot of things we will be releasing this year so stay tuned.
In addition to that, I’m passionate about bringing people together. I’ve always said that we are closer than ever before. I can tell you the vacation you took 3 years ago from IG. But do I know where you grew up, what your values are, your ethnicity? Probably not. And that’s sad. So as close as we are, we’re as far apart as ever. I’m going to start walking down the path to changing that.
What do you have coming up down the road?
Multiple business ideas and prospective partners have been discussed.
Where can we find/see/learn more about your work?
What message do you want to share to inspire others?
"Always walk like you know where you're going. Either people will get out of your way, or help you get there quicker."
I came up with that a while back when I was stuck doing work I wasn’t passionate about.
Also - don’t wait for motivation. There is no such thing. It lasts for minutes at a time. It comes and goes and will render you inconsistent. Set goals. Visualize. Persist. Consistency is doing what you have to do when you don’t want to.
It’s all love,