Monday, February 24, 2014

Interview with a Life Coach.

I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with a gentleman from up north.  He shared his life passion & gives advice that will surely motivate you.  Enjoy the following Q & A with Life Coach, Frank Brown Jr.

Bee:
Where are you from Frank?



Frank:
I was born in Washington D.C. but raised in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Bee:
Have you ever lived anywhere else?

Frank:
No, this is the only place I've ever lived.

Bee:  What's your dream city? For instance, I want to one day reside in New York City, not just visit but work and thrive there.

Frank:
D.C. is my dream city. I love it here. There are other places I enjoy that I frequent like, Brooklyn, Miami, Vegas, LA and Atlanta. I think it would be cool to take (5) years and live in each one of these cities for a year.
Washington, D.C.
 
Bee:
What do you feel is your passion/mission in life?
 
Frank:
My passion in life is to inspire and motivate people in creative and efficient ways. I'm amazed with people and how they work. I think my gift in life is my curiosity for why people do things. I spent countless hours studying examples of success and use my findings to create new ways to inspire and bring success to the lives of people I coach and others. There's a right and a wrong way to attack a goal and your approach can make the difference, it helps when you have a helping hand. 
 
Bee:
I think that's awesome. I too enjoy finding out why people do certain things. What's your favorite meal?
 
Frank:
Mac and Cheese.
 
 
Bee:
Mmmm...Great choice!
What is the best advice you've ever received?

Frank:
Nobody should work harder on your dreams than you do.

Bee:
What is your best advice?

Frank:
Love yourself, know yourself and be yourself.... If everyone likes you, you're doing it wrong.

Bee:
What would be your top (2) Do-Overs?

Frank: 
I would have started writing a lot sooner. I would have taken the last opportunity I had to see my brother I lost. There are a lot of other things I could have done differently but these things have taught or inspired me in one way or another.

Bee:
Beyonce or Oprah?

Frank:
Oprah

Bee:
Hamburger or Steak? And how do you like it cooked?

Frank:
Steak cooked medium.

 
Bee:
What in your opinion is Social Media's biggest advantage? Disadvantage?
 
Frank:
At this point in time there is no better way available to the common man to reach an unimaginable amount of people in a short amount of time. It's only an available tool for you to use, what you use it for and how you use it is up to you. The disadvantage comes in the mis-education of users on social media. Conduct isn't always the best and can be discouraging at times. Be responsible, safe and don't post things you don't want the world to see.
 
 
 
Bee:
Name someone that you've met through Social Media that has changed your life for the better?
 
Frank:
Every follower and friend I have online, their continued support keeps me inspired and motivated.
 
Bee:
That's a lot of inspiration. You have 36,000 followers via Twitter & 3,000 plus on Facebook.
Impressive to say the least.  Your ability to connect with people is pretty awesome.
Where do you see yourself in (5) years?
 
Frank:
On a beach in Panama visiting my parents. I want to buy a house for my mother in her home country.
 
Bee:
Are you single?
 
Frank:
Single.
 
 Bee:
As 2014 begins to blossom, there still seems to be a disconnect between men and women. Even after all the relationship advice in books and on T.V. shows, the struggle to connect with the opposite sex is real. Why do you think this is?
 
 
 
Frank:
You can have all the books and shows you want that teach you all of these codes and techniques and tactics but if none of them show you how to build yourself first, you might as well be building a house on sand. It's difficult to connect with others when we are disconnected from ourselves. 
 
Bee:
I've read some of your tweets and they hold tons of wisdom, who influenced you to think the way you do?
 
Frank:
As iron sharpens iron. I think a lot of what I write comes from other deep thinkers, and not just in words. I see inspiration everywhere. The tweet, "You can have anything but you can't have everything" & "Focus and attack, don't spread yourself too thin", was inspired by a documentary on killer whales and sharks. Lessons and golden nuggets are everywhere, in art, media and even nature. Seek to learn and the universe will provide.
 
If you are willing to see, ye shall find. ~Sommell Liberosensa
 
Bee:
What advice would you give to the younger Frank Brown Jr.?
 
Frank:
You know a lot when you realize you know nothing at all, be a humble sponge.
 
Bee:
Do you have any fears that you've overcome?
 
Frank:
I once feared being a big profile on social media. I knew the pressure and responsibility that comes with it and over the years I've learned how to be comfortable in my role.
 
Bee:
If you could sail around the world with one person, who would it be?
 
Frank:
A beautiful friend from Brooklyn, we've only sailed south.
 
Bee:
What's your favorite Book, Movie & Song/Artist?
 
Frank:
It's a long list, I would have to say my favorite song is Closer by Goapele ... I listen to it before every event I do. My favorite book is How to Win Friends and Influence People and I would have to say my favorite movie is probably Inception.
 
Goapele
 
Bee:
Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you better and share your message. I wish you continued success and many blessings. May God continue to shine His light on you.