Posted on September 25 2015
We all have seen someone on social media whose lifestyle is just..insane.
That lifestyle that makes you wonder at times if he/she was blessed with more than 24 hours in a day. Sometimes, it makes you even wonder how in the world he/she got in to the business that he/she is involved in, other times you'll find yourself saying, "Damn, I can't do that. That's just a lot to deal with.", but most of the time you'll probably be saying, "Damn! I wish I was there doing that!".
Ladies and gents, we now introduce you to Jimson Tamano. He has been involved in the music/media world for quite some time now, and recently manages one of the few top names in the industry.
We've had the pleasure of knowing Jimson for quite some time now - way before the hectic schedule he carries on the regular. Work ethic plays a role in the success of an individual, and it definitely shows in his endeavors.
Get to know more about this guy by reading below.
The basics: Who is Jimson? Where did you grow up and where do you currently reside?
I was born in Manila, Philippines. My family and I moved to San Francisco when I was about 6-7 years old. I grew up in San Francisco and currently live in Orange County.
It’s hard to imagine you having any spare time. You seem like you’re always on the go. But when you do, what are some things you enjoy doing?
There’s weeks/days where I’m busy all the time and other weeks/days where I have a lot of spare time. I always tell myself to work smart and use my time wisely. When I’m free, I like to hang out and catch up with my family and friends. I like to go to sporting events, concerts, movies, and sleep. Sleep is key. Haha
I’ve known you long enough, and it’s pretty safe to say that you’ve always had a lot on your plate. Many can’t even juggle one business, yet here you are, wearing multiple hats. What made you decide to start doing different business ventures?
I decided to do other business ventures, because all the ventures that I have are connected to each other. I might as well be able to have income in other things that I can be able to control. Also, I always want more and don’t want to settle.
Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to have my own business. A lot of my family members have their own successful family business. As far as a career path, I didn’t think this would be my career. I love what I do and everyday I wake up with a new adventure. There’s always struggle to every person’s life; I prayed at night asking God if this was the career path for me. When I wake up God answers with new opportunities for me.
We all get days where our mind goes on a whirlwind action. Entrepreneurship is not the easiest path to take – how do you calm yourself down whenever you have these moments?
I always try to keep calm and always tell myself to take one step back and review the situation/problem. I’m not the type to get show that I’m upset, I always try to show that there’s an answer for every problem.
Did you ever come across certain fily members or friends who criticize your career choices? What were their objections and how did you handle it?
In the beginning and even now, I always get criticize from family and friends. They criticize because they care about my future. Being raised in an Asian family, our family wants us to have a good job. Become a doctor, nurse, engineer, etc. Also have good benefits, dental, 401k, have money saved up, etc… Through the years, it has calmed down because they see that I’m doing something I love and getting paid for it. I’m able to provide for myself.
What did you have to give up/sacrifice to follow your dream? If you could go back and change one thing, knowing what you know now, what would you have done different?
More than anything, I’ve sacrificed a lot of time not being able to hang out with my family and friends. There are a lot of birthday parties, special dinners, get-togethers, and vacations that I’ve missed. I wouldn’t go back and change things, because that’s what makes us who we are. As much as we all want to have that “balance life”, it’s hard. When you know what you want, you sacrifice other things in life to get what you want.
Define a go-getter.
A Go-Getter is someone who goes out and makes things happen. I wake up everyday and think to myself, what am I doing today to make things happen. If I didn’t do something productive, I would feel it was a wasted day.
What do you love most about your job? What do you least like about it all?
I love that I’m able to travel and meet new people. I love meeting people who are passionate and motivated. It re-energizes me. I love that I’m able to make my own schedule. What I least like about it, is that I have to stay motivated. If I’m not doing anything productive, I’m not getting paid. So I have to stay on point and motivated.
You’re talking to a group of admirers and people who find you as an inspiration. What is the best advice you can give them about following their dreams?
Best advice is to be passionate in anything that you do. If you have the passion, you’ll have the drive. Also, your network is your net-worth. The person you meet today or the people that work under you, can be your boss tomorrow or the person you need to talk to; to make the deal happen.
There's a saying that goes something like this:
"Everyone sees success yet they don't see the struggle, the pain and the sacrifice that came along with it."
There's always a story behind everyone's success. There's more than meets the eye. Nothing worth having comes easy, so expect hustle and grind to happen when you reach for the top. Know that fear and doubt all comes with the territory and you just have to shake it off and keep going. In all attained goal, however, learn to stay humble. Like what Jimson said, your network is your net-worth. The person you meet today or the people that work under you, can be your boss tomorrow or the person you need to talk to.
Hope Jimson's story inspires you to reach for your goals! Anything is possible when you put your heart in to it.
Follow Jimson on Instagram: @jimsontamano