Everyone Has Their Own Path

“Everyone has their own path. Their own time.”

This was Grant’s response to my complaint about how my 16 year old brother was moving faster than I was in his film career. “Jonathan, your brother is lucky to have you and also lucky to have the resources he does to move faster.”

He then continued… “It was like when I helped my friend with his business school applications and now telling him what to expect when he starts.” He explained how it would’ve been nice to have someone guide him as it would have made the entire process easier. “I felt like Daniel Boone cutting through the forest.”

This is something I used to always say to myself. However, having someone who I respect, someone who I deem as successful as well, and someone who is one of the hardest working individuals I know say it to my face, brought a different perspective altogether.

It humbled me.

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Ex-Girlfriend: I want to be a good ex

I haven’t given much thought about “the game…” until last night. What happened? Last night I went to an event where there just so happened to be attractive people and I was flirting with them?!? I write the statement with a question market because it was a casual-business event so my intention came from a place of business and nothing else.

However, one of my friends kept insisting, “she was into you man. She wants you man. She is cute.” First, I think my friend was over-exaggerating. Being overly friendly, flirty, touchy, and happy at a casual-business event means nothing. Everyone is there to network, to learn, and to give insight. Therefore, EVERYONE who is ANYONE is supposed to be friendly, flirty, touchy, and happy to talk to each other.

Though I thought nothing of these “girls” & “game..” my friend’s comments did start a nagging thought in my brain. I began to think of my ex-girlfriend.

And, I realized I’m not ready to jump into the “the game.”

I’m not ready to date

I’m not ready to be in another relationship

I’m not ready to ask for anyone’s number

I’m not ready to actively search for someone else, kiss someone else, or even aggressively pursue anyone else. Yes, I will still flirt when the opportunity presents itself. I’m not going to sit idle if an attractive person walks into my path. I’m just not going to try to do anything further because… well… I’m not ready.

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The Benefits of Working with a Great Team

Before I begin writing this short blurb, I would like to say that writing (almost) every single day is one of the most therapeutic things I’ve implemented in my life. It gets my blood flowing and my heart pounding. Yes, I understand that there is, on average, only 55 unique people reading this blog… at least I’m establishing good habits.

Habits.

Discipline.

Habits.

Discipline.

The list goes on. In addition, I’m not “half-assing” my blog posts. This means I re-read them for grammatical errors. (Though I don’t really have the energy or the time to re-read through them twice, I will say that I do give my best effort).

Anyway, today I’ve been thinking about the team I’m working with at the moment. I’m not going to lie when I say, that for the first time in my life, I AM IN LOVE WITH MY TEAM. They make me smile in so many different ways that I cannot hold in my heart as it pops out of my chest. No, I’m not going to be writing how to work with a great team or what makes a great team: those are longer posts and will be written in later days. 

Today I’m writing about the benefits of working with a great team. Yes, today’s posts is short, simple, brief, and any other term which relates to “quick.”

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