Mazama: Being an entrepreneur and creator is not an easy journey, if you could travel back to when you first started, what lessons would you want to share with your young self?
Jason: It's all about the money. (Jason deadpans with sarcasm)
Before you jump into business, it's less important ‘what’ you know. It's more about how you know yourself to be in the world, because 9 times out of 10, that's essentially how you're going to show up. That's what the world's going to want to see. They're not going to want to see what you do, they're going to see who you are doing it, and that reality.
The more you can share the process of fear, the more vulnerable you can be, the more successful you will be because that fear and vulnerability drive us, which is really the impetus in many cases for successful entrepreneurs. It's also the catalyst for the greatest downfall. And so, what the life of the entrepreneur becomes is defining balance, defining boundaries, and understanding yourself as a set of values that you can be putting into the word on a consistent basis, which basically negates any confirmation bias of whether you're going to succeed or not. If you're always showing up as your whole self or as whole as you can be in that moment, that's one.
For people getting into it, it's just work, like it's just work. It's not success, it's not fame, it's not money, it's not feeling good, it's just fucking work and you got to get down with that.
Entrepreneurialism is a thing because people have drive and determination to make their own way in the world, and after that, it's just work.