“Thank you is a powerful word.” – Maritza Lizama


Raise your hand if you have a friend because you’re from the same area of the world. Isn’t it amazing how we can bond because we understand each other’s culture and speak the same language – figuratively and literally? Similar backgrounds can give us a deeper understanding of another person while also learning more about ourselves.


Mary & I sat down in DC to chat with my dear friend, Maritza Lizama and her unstoppable friend, Pamela Nieto, to talk all things gratitude, relationships, and… retro phone bills?!


Maritza and Pam met five years ago as industry colleagues and quickly gravitated toward friendship. They found their similarities extended beyond similar cultural background and industry peers. Their drive, determination, and spirituality bonded these two in a way that makes you want to hug their faces. Maritza and Pam are the epitome of what it means to build your tribe. These women lean on each other, support each other professionally and personally, and even make time to get some serious booty-shaking in between their busy lives.


 



 


 


 

Listen in and get reacquainted with the power of gratitude, mentorship, and the love and strength of our mothers.


Continue to grow with Maritza & Pam’s reading choices below:


Maritza Recommends- ‘Extreme Ownership’ by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin


Pamela Recommends- ‘Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren


 



As promised, here's Maritza's extended recommended reads:


 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown


 Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini


(also read his first book Influence)


Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero


A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman


Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits by Timothy Ferriss (this is a MAMMOTH reference book, great nuggets of wisdom)


Anything from Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin including Seth's daily blog (read this every day)


 



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Maritza Lizama is co-founder of LiMón, LLC.


In her words: Maritza has lived in the Washington area for over 3 decades. Believes getting married to the love of her life has been the best decision. Being a mom has been her highest and most humbling calling. She loves to cook and breaking bread with people feeds her belly and my soul. Feels as though her faith in a loving God keeps her grounded, generous, and hopeful.


Instagram: @maritza.lizama



LinkedIn: Maritza Lizama


 



 


Pamela Nieto is an account supervisor for a communications agency.


In her words: Pamela was born and raised in Colombia, but has been a Washingtonian for 15 years. Traveling has helped her appreciate life so much more. She is fearless when it comes to trying new things (traveling new places, trying weird foods, or a new fitness class), passionate about social marketing and giving back to her community. She also loves a bargain.


Instagram: @pamelanieto

Twitter: @pamnietob / @hagersharp

LinkedIn: Pamela Nieto



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