INTERVIEW WITH A STUDENT PART FOUR

Hello Everyone

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 FOUR of the interview.

13. If you wanted to create an environment where motivation can thrive, what is the first thing you would do?

First I would remove all personal egos. Second I would learn what motivates each person. Third I would teach them to set long term and short term goals. Fourth I make them think why they want to achieve their goals. Fifth I would teach them to acquire the tools they need to achieve their goals.

14. What do you do to live a balanced life?

schedule my business things, my training things, and my personal life. Each aspect of my life only gets so much time. Once that time runs up per day I work on the next. Being organized allows you to get all the things you feel important done.

15. What are some key books you feel I should read, and why?

– The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt, teaches you how to focus

– Food Rules by Michael Pollan, teaches how to eat so you are healthier

– Zen In The Martial Arts by Joe Hyams, teaches you about zen

– Also read books and watch podcasts about human in all aspects

16. What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my 5 world championships, my world record, having two of my students being world champions, how I have grown my business, and seeing young people grow up to be great people and leaders.

17. What is/are the most important life lesson(s) you have learned and wish you could pass on to everybody?

The most important lessons would be kind and courteous to everyone, work hard and smart with specific intentions on what you want to achieve, and dream big because dreaming big allows you to reach further than you thought you ever could.

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

COBOURG TAE KWON DO

INTERVIEW WITH A STUDENT PART THREE

Hello Everyone

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 THREE of the interview.

9. How and where do you find inspiration?

I will be inspire by the books and articles I read as well as the people I work with. Most of the time it is a small detail or merely a few words that can inspire me. But it has to be something that is pure from the heart.

10. Why do you do what you do?

That is a question I get asked a lot. The main answer is I really don’t know. I have always been drawn to martial arts for no particular reason. Secondary I believe that I was meant to do it. I was meant to teach and compete. I enjoy all aspects of learning, training, teaching, growing, and inspiring.

11. How do you approach the unknown?

I try to approach the unknown with a calmness and almost a third person view. I try not to get emotionally involved if I can. I want to know as much as I can about the unknown and plan for it as best as I can. Then I just let it happen and adjust my plans according. You have to be quick on your feet and adjust when needed. Things always seem to work out the way they are suppose to so no point in stressing out over it.

12. How do you keep your feelings from clouding your decision-making?

I try to just look at the decisions I have to make and think about what will be of the best interest to everyone that will be involved. I cannot however expect to please everyone with all my decisions. I look at the outcome for the group as a whole and not for certain people.

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

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

INTERVIEW WITH A STUDENT PART TWO

Hello Everyone

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

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

INTERVIEW WITH A STUDENT PART ONE

Hello Everyone

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 one of the interview.

Short Bio (why they are capacitated to be your mentor):

I was born February 7, 1983 in Cobourg Ontario. I went to Burnham Public School, Terry Fox Public School, and I graduated from CDCI WEST High School Grade 12 in 2001 with honors and OAC in 2002. I graduated with honors from Trillium College with a Diploma in Business Administration and a certification in Supervisory Management. I started my Taekwondo training in February 1998. I bought my taekwondo dojang from my original instructor in May 2003 while still attending college at the age of 20. I won my first two world championship in July 2010, two more in 2011, and my last one in 2012. I set a new world record in July 2013. I have been featured on ESPN, Fightsports network, and tomcast. I earned my fifth degree black belt in June 2011. As of this writing I have been nominated for an award at the first ever Breakers Hall of Fame in Norwich Connecticut on October 26, 2013. I have also won several people choice and reader’s choice awards. Have received two letters of congrats from local members of parliament, received a plague from the Mayor of Cobourg, and won a civic award from the town of Cobourg in 2012.

1. What values are you committed to?

The values I am committed to are; loyalty, courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance, respect, friendship, hard and smart work, and continuos learning.

2. How would you describe your modus operandi (life perspective)?

I would have to say that I look at life as a learning experience. We are always growing and learning. We must seek out what we are meant to do in life and embrace it fully. We are here to help build each other up and never put each other down.

3. What qualities do you look for in the people you hire/surround yourself with?

I look for the following qualities in people I hire/work with/hang out with: integrity, honesty, hard working, intelligence, independence, clever, loyal, outgoing, creative, and fun.

4. How do you show others that you believe in them?

I show others that I beleive in them by giving them more responsibilities when I know they can handle them. I teach them new things that I may not teach others because I know they will benefit from more from the knowledge and experience. I give them extra projects that will help them become good leaders. My main job besides teaching martial arts is developing new leaders. I make them feel like they are contributing to something big.

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