I had a really good conversation with David from iCrossing who is the man responsible for connecting me with J.D. and he really is a terrific guy. It's not easy to find like-minded people that want to enjoy life and empower people to be the best that they can be, until you become open to it - and then amazing people come in to your life and you can appreciate life more than you ever knew!
We met at Starbucks off Lake and LaSalle and right away I knew David was going to be so cool - I knew because he ordered a mango and orange smoothie - solid choice and sounds refreshing. We had so much to talk about that I can't fully recap everything, but I have a lot of people and things to research based of his thoughts and interests. David loves music like I love music. He started this killer blog called www.SuperHypeBlog.com where he interviews people who's music AND story resonate with him. We are totally doing the same style of content and it was a pleasure meeting him.
Also, he let me know about his wife Janice who left her job to become a short story author and she's having a launch party coming up that The Scott Emo Show is going to help capture her story and share with the world! Below is a photo of her book - thanks to David for sharing it with me!
I am just starting to put together the trailer video and full podcast from yesterday's interview with Kevin Porter. Kevin is this really chill guy who truly believes in doing what's right for him and seeing how other pressures from the outside can bring him down, so he's working on things that he loves, which is helping him live his life to the fullest. He had a lot of cool stories that he shared with me during our interview. Fo example, he loves to travel to places to experience the beauty and it allows him to center himself because of the scenery.
We talked about how bad his joint pains are getting because of the wear and tear his BMX career has had on him. He was also going through a divorce while trying to shoot a promo video for one of his sponsors and you can feel the frustration in his falls, but you'll hear what keeps motivating him to keep riding. There's so much more there, but the key takeaway from that interview was Kevin is a regular guy, living his dream and pursuing all of his passions while maintaining being a genuinely nice guy. You can check out the interview on our Podcast page, which we hope you enjoy and learn something from his story!
Just finished his promo trailer video and I love it - it's now 3pm. I need to get Sully and play/let him outside before I have to leave for tonight's event with Jillian C.
Just got off a call with Jillian C. about her new book launch event party, which is happening tonight at El Hefe from 6-9pm. I came up with the idea that our content that we're helping create for her needs to be focused on her, and not so much the book or event. We plan on shining a spotlight on her ambition, inspiration, connection with other people, and keeping the conversation authentic and fresh, but can last a lifetime and not just a one-time use, like an event. So, I am excited that she liked the idea and now we can stay consistent with what The Scott Emo Show represents, which is real people, real stories.
Just uploaded Kevin Porter's tralier video for our podcast, which came out so sick. Check it out below!
6p-m - 9:30pm
Just finished our red carpet interviews with Jillian and her very successful book launch party. The event had a lot of great people there all supporting her book and dream, which was awesome to see. The content and interviews The Scott Emo Show focused on was the author - the person who created this book and party and we wanted to have her friends, family and fans tell us about Jillian, the person, which includes being an author. Mad shout out to Theo, Daniel and Alon for supporting The Scott Emo Show family.
It's now 11pm and I'm about to send out another Kickstarter campaign email so we can go to the BET awards! Support the love, y'all:
Thanks for helping, reading, dreaming and supporting us during this journey!