I recently just had a former student from a few years back interview me for a college project she is doing on mentors. So here is part TWO of the interview.
5. Who has influenced you the most and how/why?
The person who has influence me the most in business and in martial arts is my Master, Grandmaster Veronica DeSantos. She is a very smart business woman who runs a very successful taekwondo school. She herself is a great martial artist who has won world championships and is the first woman ever to be inducted into the hall of fame. My master always gives me advice whether I want it or not and puts into in a way that I get it and makes me want to do it for her and for myself.
6. What would you do differently if given the opportunity?
I don’t think I would do anything differently as every experience we have is a lesson to be learned. I have never done anything bad or against the law so I don’t have any regrets there. I see everything as a opportunity to grow. If we were able to go back and change things we may not be the person9s) we are today.
7. When is breaking the rules okay?
That is a tricky question. I guess you have to look at your own ethics, values, and self integrity. To know what is right or wrong and do what is right regardless of your personal outcome.
8. What do you see as upcoming trends in the industry?
I see more and more people using social medias and the internet to get their messages across more. I see young people taking more control of the industry and changing it. I also see more focus on businesses doing more charitable work and creating more awareness for the causes they believe in.
These are short answers. I could go on and on and go into much further details. Also these answers can change in a short few months based on the learning experiences I go through.
Master Jonathan Field