“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
– Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn’s quote has significantly altered the course my life for years now. I moved away from the wrong crowd and started learning how to rub shoulders with people who had what I wanted and aspired to be like, instead. By doing so, I was learned and acquired the necessary skills to improve myself both mentally and in business.
I will be conducting a series of short interviews with friends, family, acquaintances and other individuals I look up to who or have played a part in my life by helping me grow to become the person I am today.
Name: Harry Kong
Business/Occupation: Events and Motorsport Specialist for Nitto Tire
Harry is one of those guys that always has a big smile on his face and carries a positive attitude despite having to work 40, 60, and even 80 hour weeks.
By choosing to aggressively fight for his spot in an industry he was passionate with but didn’t know much about, he eventually acquired a position as the Events and Motorsport Specialist for Nitto Tire, one of the largest and most successful tire manufacturers in the world.
Name: Farbod Esnaashari
Business/Occupation: Advertisement Technician for the LA Clippers / USC, Researcher for ESPN, Studio Page at Paramount Studios, Marketing Manager, Freelance Writer
People are out there every day working boring, mundane, unfulfilled, dead-end jobs (I was one one of them) for years, just to make ends meet, never really getting the full experience of what life should truly be about – a fulfillment of happiness! Enter Farbod, a friend who was instrumental in motivating me to control and take life by the reigns again.
One of the biggest complaints that I hear from my peers is that they don’t “have enough time” to pursue their side hustles or go after their dreams. For 22 year old James Lazaro, in between working a 20 – 40 hour a week job as a waiter and going to school for his Barber’s License, he still managed to make time to grow his business that he started since the young age of 13. It simply begins by taking the first step and actually doing it. Once you start, you will find that you will make the time to work on it, especially if happiness is what motivates you.