MEP179 – How to Live Life in the Front Row with Jon Vroman

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From Jon himself:

I’m a husband and father of two amazing boys first, and when I’m not doing that, I’m a social entrepreneur who helps people live life in the front row.

SA104 - Jon Vroman pic1My passion is speaking, coaching and running live events, like the Speaker Trainer Experience & Dads Retreat.  I interview A.MAZ.ING people on the Front Row Factor podcast.

I’m the author of The Front Row Factor:  Transform Your Life With The Art of Moment Making

In 2005, I co-founded Front Row Foundation to help create life-changing experiences for people in need. (source: http://frontrowfactor.com/about/about-jon/)

Some questions we ask:

  • When he hears the word successful, who’s the first person that comes to mind and why?
  • What does success mean to him?
  • How Cutco kitchen knives changed his life.
  • Jon discusses his mentors and the people who he has looked up to
  • How and why Jon left an awesome job after 14 years to start Front Row Foundation
  • Dealing with the pressure and uncertainty and keeping the positive.
  • If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?

Books:

The Front Row Factor: Transform your life with the Art of Moment Making

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes

What you’ll learn in this episode:

“I felt like I was lost for a couple of years.”

“There was a piece of me that was calling for something more.”

“I took a leap. I had no backup plan, I had no side income really at all.”

“I stayed so busy, I didn’t have time to think about what wouldn’t work. And I was ready to lose it all.”

“I was going to find a way.”

  • The importance of teaching your children to go after their dreams.
  • The concept of “living life in the front row” and how you can make that happen for yourself.
  • Creating Front Row Moments for yourself.
  • Details about Front Row Foundation: how it works, how it’s going, etc.
  • Managing time and a work/life balance by being flexible and engaged.

“Balance is fulfillment in the most important categories of your life.”

Links:

Jon’s website Front Row Factor: http://frontrowfactor.com/

Jon Berghoff and the Flourishing Leadership Institute: http://www.lead2flourish.com/

John Ruhlin: http://ruhlingroup.com/

Derek Sivers: https://sivers.org/

Steven Kotler on Sweet Adversity: http://www.nickdinardo.com/steven-kotler/

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