[Creators Spotlight]: It takes a good year or two of doing anything before you have a “library” to lean on - Jason Waller
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Jason Waller. Jason, a Combat veteran, executive coach, and investor, talks about the two biggest influences in his life.
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it's only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this Creators Spotlight series, we interview our Creators about their journey. Be sure to check them out as they share their journey and speak candidly with us.
Today we have with us Jason Waller. Jason, a Combat veteran, executive coach, and investor, talks about the two biggest influences in his life.
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Who has been the biggest influence in your life? What lessons did that person or those people teach you?
I think the two biggest influences on my life were my mother and my childhood best friend. My mother because I spent so much time with her and because she taught me (in all the good ways and bad ways) to be selfless and caring. My childhood best friend because he was a terrible influence on me! I learned a lot of bad habits and got into a lot of bad situations with him.
I think the influences in your life aren’t always going to be positive and, at some point, it will be the people from whom you learn what not to do that are really meaningful in shaping you.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
I was raised in a small wheat farming community, 40 minutes from the nearest stoplight. In a lot of ways, it felt like a village. I spent my summers working the harvest and my winters huddled in with family and friends. I developed a deep sense of togetherness and value for community there.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
Freedom and flexibility. The double-edged sword is that any time you take off is time you pay for.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
I’m a full-time executive coach and my writing is an outlet for what I learn from my clients. It helps to attract new clients to some level, and it helps to be a resource to my current clients, but by and large, my writing is for me.
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
Patience and consistency. It takes a good year or two of doing anything before you have a “library” to lean on. Growth compounds, and it’s by definition slow at the start.
The beautiful reminder is that’s how it’s supposed to be.
Few maintain consistency, few remain unique, and fewer are the ones who do both of these right, and earn a spot in Tealfeed Spotlight.