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.
My 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?
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.”
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/