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070, Maria Rodriguez, Byoearth | Overcoming Our Inspirational Story How Our Inspirational Story Can Keep Us Stuck

What happens when our inspirational story keeps us from transformational change? We all have a story. Sometimes those stories hold us back. “I’m not good at math.” “Women aren’t supposed to behave like that.” “It’s too late for me.”
Stories can also inspire. They drive our life forward with their narrative. “I’m creating something epic.” “I’m going to help a billion people.” “I overcame adversity to make an impact in the world.”
But is it possible that an inspirational story can only take us so far, and, in fact, can become a burden that keeps us from reaching the next level.
Maria Rodriguez had a story that she had to overcome. Maria grew up in Guatemala City. Her family owned a coffee plantation. She was a 20-year old, rebellious student. She was a woman in Guatemala. And she was studying the hospitality industry. Her story was on a particular trajectory.
While she was at university, a guest lecturer came to speak. In typical fashion, Maria was not listening. But the speaker said something that caught her attention. He described vermicomposting – the process of feeding waste to worms and creating organic fertilizer. The idea intrigued her.
She wondered, could she create a business out of this? After drawing up a business plan, she went to her father. Let’s just say that he did not encourage her. However, Maria was determined. She entered a business plan competition sponsored by TechnoServe. She won the competition and with her winnings, Byoearth was born.
Byoearth uses worms to convert waste into organic fertilizer. The process is called vermicomposting. They sell the fertilizer to local farmers. They also sell worms and provide technical support.
This is a wonderful story of worms turning waste into wealth for women.
We could end the story here. But there’s more. Maria told me, “It really helped that I was a woman trying to do something different in the agricultural sector of Guatemala. And I would be invited to a lot of places to speak about it. Because, you have a 20 year-old with worms and she’s so passionate about it, and she’s talking about how you can change the world with them.”
“But now, 10 years after, you want to run a social venture, and scale and people are still ‘Oh, Maria, the one with the worms.’ I would like to move out of that, but that’s been a challenge.” The very story that allowed her to successfully launch her business is now keeping her anchored in one place.
Maria is ready to scale her impact. To do so, she is going to need a new story. Byoearth is expanding into new territories in Guatemala. They are beginning to sell organic vegetables. And they are launching new businesses.
Maria Rodriguez is a wonderful social entrepreneur. To reach her new goals. She is writing a new inspiring story.

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EP69: Ain't No Mountain High Enough with Maria Rodriguez Get ready for a blast from the past! In this week's episode Maria Rodriguez, a paleontologist out of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; a vast area of valuable geological history, joins me to talk about her journey into the field, the challenges and rewards of chasing your dreams, and getting the ins and outs on what a paleontologist does!
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064: The Secret to Win at Life and In Business with Maria Rodriguez “Mindset becomes your reality. Everything that you're manifesting on the inside is going to show on the outside.” - Maria Rodriguez   You are destined for greatness! There’s something bigger out there waiting for you. In this episode, Daniel and Maria Rodriguez  teach how to grow personally and professionally in a healthy and stable way. Learn how to remove the toxicity in your life, form healthy habits, adapt a more positive mindset,  and create an environment that fosters growth. You have the gift to do it. Manifest it to make it your reality. Tune in and discover the power of will!  Be Inspired! with Daniel:  Website Email Facebook Facebook Group Twitter Instagram Pinterest YouTube Episode Highlights: 03:14 Helping Women Walk In Confidence 07:56 Your Mindset Is Your Reality 10:51 The Power Of Will  14:01 Habits Are Powerful 18:00 Raise Your Level Of Self-Awareness 24:16 Take Risk And Invest In Yourself  29:00 Be Resilient And See Your Value 37:16 Humility Necessary for New Learnings
03: Thylacine — with Allison Maria Rodriguez Allison Maria Rodriguez is an artist living in Boston: “I’m kind of interested in that transition from living to endangered to extinct to myth, to mythical. I think mythical animals make evidence of the beauty and the awe of actual animals.” In this episode, we talk about the thylacine, and how to grapple with big, scary ideas like extinction.Sounds in this episode include recordings by Freesound users pogotron (CC Sampling Plus 1.0); kangaroovindaloo and ramston (CC BY 3.0); felix.blume and thewebbster (CC0 1.0). Image by Smithsonian Institution Archives/EJ Keller via Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.
Tech Talk- The Impacts Of Mis- And Disinformation W DeVan Hankerson - Madrigal & Maria Rodriguez We have another exciting show for you this week!

In February, CDT released a report identifying research gaps in our understanding of the link between race and gender in disinformation campaigns. The report, Facts and their Discontents: A Research Agenda for Disinformation, Race, and Gender, identifies key research questions about how race and gender are used in disinformation efforts. The report also makes recommendations for how to tackle the related systematic and technical problems that researchers and others face in addressing these topics.

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Exploring Climate Change with Allison Maria Rodriguez "This week Kimberly spoke with Allison Maria Rodriguez, a first generation Cuban-American artist working predominately in video installation. Throughout the conversation they speak about Allison&rsquo;s relationship to her family and heritage, and the connections she makes between the personal, ecological and environmental.
All documentation courtesy of the artist

Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Gal&aacute;pagos&rdquo; at the Boston Children&rsquo;s Museum

&ldquo;In the Presence of Absence &ndash; Jos&eacute; Mar&iacute;a &amp; Ike&rdquo; (video still)

In the Presence of Absence
video installation documentation
Fitchburg Art Museum, Feb &ndash; Sept. 2020
(photo by Charles Sternaimolo)

Subversive Dreams - Allison Maria Rodriguez from Emerson Contemporary on Vimeo.

00:00 - Podcast Introduction
00:35 - Episode Introduction
01:02 - Something or Nothing - Cartalk
01:32 - Interview with Allison Maria Rodriguez (pt 1)
18:13 - Mic Break
18:47 - Interview with Allison Maria Rodriguez (pt 2)
30:50 - Outro
31:11 - Birds of Paradise - Cory Hanson
34:14 - Finish
#168 Maria Rodriguez, Florida Immigrant Coalition How would you undertake the bold, ambitious and critical mission of building a path to citizenship for the over 775,000 undocumented African, Jamaican, Latinx, Haitian and Asian immigrants who raise families, bolster the workforce and create communities throughout the state of Florida? This is the charge that Maria Rodriguez, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, embraces. She is also focusing on the 1 million immigrants in Florida who are citizens as partners in change making. FLIC is where influential member organizations, from labor unions to service providers and faith-based organizations come together and leverage their considerable powers to advocate for the community. And this hub for movement building is generating big wins on the issues that matter to immigrants, from wage theft to access to DACA and the election of candidates who share the immigrant experience. FLIC is leading this movement in the state run by Governor Ron DeSantis, a striving Trump acolyte who resists progress at every turn. This is why FLIC has expanded its reach and impact by creating FLIC Votes, which is mobilizing the community, producing ballot initiatives and demonstrating that engagement counts.
COVID-19: Florida Small Business Help and Staying Home with Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez Resilient Forward presents a series of informational podcasts to share resources and important information for businesses, governments, and residents on dealing with the Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis.

We spoke with Florida State Representative Ana Maria Rodriguez (District 105) covering Broward, Collier, and Miami-Dade counties. Rep. Rodriguez shares information for relief programs for small businesses, stopping the spread of Covid-19 and how parents are dealing with homeschooling.

Florida State Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez shared important information with Resilient Forward on the relief programs for small businesses and our collective responsibility for stopping the spread of Covid-19.

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Follow Florida State Representative Ana Maria Rodriguez on social media, on Twitter @RepAnaMaria, Facebook @AnaMariaRodriguez, and Instagram @repanamaria

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Promising Futures Panel with Ruby Takanishi, Perla Rodriguez & Maria Adams In our 20th podcast, we sat down with Ruby Takanishi, co-editor of the NASEM report Promising Futures: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English; Maria Adams, language development specialist for the David Douglas School District; and Perla Rodriguez, principal of Echo Shaw Elementary School to discuss the needs of English learners and dual language learners in our schools, communities, and early learning systems. We learn more about the recommendations to promote the educational success of young English learners included in Promising Futures, and take a look at two Oregon districts leading the way on language development for their students.

Dr. Ruby Takanishi is a senior research fellow with the Early and Elementary Education Policy Program at New America. She is the author of First Things First! Creating the New American Primary School (Teachers College Press, August 2016), and co-editor of Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, February 2017). Dr. Takanishi is the former president and CEO of the Foundation for Child Development, a grantmaking philanthropy that launched the PreK–3rd grade movement in 2003.

Maria Adams is the language development specialist at Earl Boyles Elementary School and an English language development presenter for the David Douglas School District. Adams has worked in public education for 23 years as a classroom teacher in kindergarten, first grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade, and as an instructor of English as a second language in kindergarten through fifth grade. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and a Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) certificate.

Dr. Perla Rodriguez is the principal of Echo Shaw Elementary School, one of three schools in the Forest Grove district to offer a dual language program in Spanish and English. She was named Distinguished Latino Educator in 2013 by the Oregon Association for Latino Administrators. Dr. Rodriguez was previously the principal at Cornelius Elementary School, which was designated a “model” Title I school under her leadership, the only school in the district to earn that distinction.
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