Jonathan is a father of one, Jake, a Creative Strategist and go-getter delivering out-of-the-box solutions and client experiences with an edge. He lives by the mantra: ‘The customer is king. Understand how to better solve their problems’. An extrovert by nature, Jonathan can be described as a ‘dynamo blaze’. With his high-octane personality, he specialises in motivating and inspiring customers and stakeholders to align with his big-picture views and creative projects. Jonathan is the Founder of Dads Road Trip and Pitch & Woo both of which we will talk about today
In Part 2 – We re-join the conversation with Jonathan telling the listeners about the amazing mind-blowing proposal to his wife.
We also discuss other one of Jonathan’s initiatives – Dads Road Trip. This initiative was created out of a course that Jonathan did where a community project had to be generated.
Dads Road Trip is an annual event (March) giving dads and their children a chance to connect. Look out for more information as Jonathan and I work on this together.
Cubby House Collective
The third project from Jonathan is the Cubby House Collective
The project is aimed at reducing screen time and television. Dads and their kids create a cubby to give your kids an alternative to the screen. Intended for early August the aim will be for Dads to come and make a cubby for their kids. The cost will be $100 dollars which will be 100% donated to charity.
Click the logo to find out more and register.
Give the listeners your experience in balancing career and family. What in your opinion is the key?
Jonathan believes that you know when things are out of balance and you are spending too much time on work or family.
The key he believes is being organised.
We also discuss the need to enjoy the journey.
What is your biggest worry when it comes to your children and how/what are you doing to mitigate these concerns?
Jonathan’s biggest concern is drugs and bullying.
Jonathan believes the only way to mitigate the problem is to raise his children with good morals.
Jonathan talks about growing up with friends that went down the drug line.
We also discuss another of Jonathan’s initiatives for university students ending their training and deciding where they want to go. I.e. take the corporate route or chase your calling.
If you could change one thing in your life to help you be a better Dads, what would that be?
Perspective – Jonathan admits he gets caught in the moment and does not slow to recognise the situation and treat the situation correctly.
- Favorite Dads Toy: Milwaukee Impact Driver
- Tool: Smiling Minds APP
- Website: Life Hacker
- Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
- Ensure you get time for yourself: By doing mini-challenges
- Innovative Discipline: A great story about communication here
- Family Tradition: Annual Blueberry Picking
- Personal Habit: Integrity
Never speak down to people – everyone is equal – treat everyone fairly – there is something to be gained from the insights of everyone.
Just have fun and don’t take it all so seriously. Treat every day as a special day.
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