Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I knew from a young age that I wanted to live my life my way. I didn’t want to be told what to do. I didn’t want to have to live on somebody else’s schedule and I definitely didn’t want anything to get in the way of me living my best life possible.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I don’t have a specific interesting story. However, since I started doing this. I have been able to travel the world, experience new things, and grow an endless list of relationships with some of the most incredible people you could find on this planet.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Find what you’re most passionate about and spend the rest of your life doing it. Life is short. You should wake up everyday content and happy with what you’re going to spend that day doing. Because it might be your last.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My dad has always been the biggest role model in my life. He has always supported my passions and dreams no matter how ridiculous. I can always count on him to be there for me even when I don’t deserve his help. However, the true list of people who have helped and guided me in life is endless. I would not be the man I am today without little acts of hope, generosity, kindness, and inspiration from just about everybody I meet every single day.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
One of my biggest passions in life is, inspiring and helping people overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams and goals. Whether it be Learning a new snowboard trick, starting a new business or just trying to live a happier life. I can use my past success and failure to help guide those in need.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Someone told me, “If you had $86,400 in an account and someone stole $10 from you, would you be upset and throw all of the remaining $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person who took your $10? Or move on and live?” See, we have 86,400 seconds each day. Don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the remaining 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is bigger than that.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
You can subscribe and watch me in daily vlogs on the Jonathan Buckhouse YouTube channel. If you don’t catch me there, you can find me on Instagram at @bentonobregon. I try to post as often as possible.