One thing that’s helped Manigan stay balanced through the trilogy – Hygge.
“Just walking into Hygge is a stress reliever,” he shares. “Plus, there are so many people here with such different expertise.”
He continues to gush, talking up Hygge’s light atmosphere, the ability to duck into a corner and get work done, and the budget-friendly membership fee. He wasn’t getting that other places.
“I had my first meeting with Profound Gentleman at a Starbucks,” he says. “I got a $100 parking ticket there. Now, that was an expensive coffee meeting.”
He shares another funny story from another coffee shop.
“I’m there, trying to have a meeting,” he recalls, with a laugh. “And Aretha Franklin is blasting in my ear from the coffee shop’s stereo system. I was thinking, ‘this is not the time, Aretha.’ I wasn’t feeling the R-E-S-P-E-C-T that day.”
Although Manigan is starting to experience GAMEPLAN’s growth, he keeps it real.
“It all goes back to serving,” he says. “And I’m serving through all kind of different hurricanes, tornadoes, ‘no’, you name it. The politician takes the lumps to keep a vision going, so you just have to get use to taking the lumps. At the end of the day, we’re creating things that are finally coming to fruition.”
Again, that big, bright smile breaks across his face.