WHAT’S YOUR HAPPIEST HOUR?
We are releasing our Happy Hour collection tomorrow and it got me thinking… What is my happiest hour? You are probably sick of hearing me talk about what brings someone joy, but I’m going to keep repeating it because I believe in the process. At KOCH, we believe joy is usually found on the other side of hard work or from connecting with someone in a meaningful way. When I think about my happiest hours in my life, they are at work creating with our team, laughing with them about my 25 unusual or bad ideas that always seem to lead to something good. Walking 6 miles while listening to a great podcast. Talking to my best friend from college about what challenges we face. Working on the 33.9 sneaker brand with my son, and believing in the longshot. Talking to my family, my brother, mom, sister in law and nephews & niece. Taking my puppy Loki in the car in the morning to get tea. Writing Nicole’s Notes each week. Connecting to the person I love in my life who believes in me and who I believe in.
I’m telling you this because I hope you will write down what your happiest hours are. If you can’t find your happiest hour, that’s ok. The exciting part is now you know you just need a change and recognizing that should ironically be your happiest hour. It is interesting to look back and see where the term “happy hour” actually derived from. It was an American Naval slang that started in the 1920s, after the first World War. Happy hours were periods of time on naval ships where sailors could engage in relaxing activities in order to relieve themselves from the drudgery of life at sea. Typically, these activities were morale boosting, such as boxing and other athletics.
Reading this, I thought to myself how lucky we are to have so much freedom to not just create one happy hour, but a life full of happy hours. I posted a quote on KOCH this week that says, "The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Sometimes we don’t have a lot of control over the challenges life throws our way unexpectedly, and believe me I’ve been thrown some difficult ones. What we can do is identify what moves us, what makes our heart beat a bit faster, what develops our soul, challenges our mind and makes us feel good at the end of the day. The kind of good that includes a beautiful exhaustion from work well done, discipline to focus on our mission or laughter that was loud and real, or exercise that made us strong. We can’t create a happy life if we can’t define the small things that bring us happiness. When we start connecting the small things and focusing on them, we can create big things in the world that will bring about hope for others and purpose for ourselves. What is interesting about my list as I read over it is that none of them cost a lot of money. Creating, discipline, work, writing, connecting, resilience, learning, family and believing in the people you love. These are my happiest hours. What are yours? Email your list to firstname.lastname@example.org for 10% off our Happy Hour limited edition capsule.
Happy Hour Release
Tomorrow at 12pm CST, you can shop our exclusive new collection! This collection includes some of my favorites that I can’t stop wearing-The Chloe Dress in Cosmo flower, Erica Skirts in fun neon colors, and the cutest new Palm Tops!
Tik Tok Live & Instagram Live
with Happy Hour Giveaways!
Join us tomorrow on TikTok Live at 4:30 and Instagram Live at 5! We will also announce who won our Happy Hour Contest for 4 friends to come shop at the KOCH House and head to the Clifton Club for appetizers! Maybe the four of you will come up with the next great female-founded Company at the Clifton Club.
We had an incredible launch party for 33.9 sneaker brand and released lots of fun things on the 33.9 website! Follow us on Instagram and TikTok to see our first KOCH x 33.9 giveaway coming soon!
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Quote of the week:
“It’s kind of fun to go for the impossible.”