Interview with Johnathan Jackson (@theonlyjohnathanjackson)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was wanted to do this since I was a kid. I have always found a certain satisfaction in this and knew I wanted to make a career. I believe my skills are well-suited to this field because it refreshes my inner soul.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
In 2009 I received an invitation to mini-camp/tryout from Assistant GM Ronnie Lester with the World Championship Los Angeles Lakers.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Strive For Greatness and never give up on your dream/goal. Don’t chase the quick short term money, be patient and look at long term relationships. Work hard and never give up because your destination is just right here. You have done a lot already; now you have to do some more to stand at your life goal.
None of us can 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?
Yea, you are correct that none of us can achieve everything without the help and support of others. This is the same in my situation, too, as I have a parent, friend, or family member who encouraged me to get into it, and I found that I like it a lot. If it wasn’t for my Mom Sandra Jackson (RIP) & Dad Johnnie Lee Jackson Sr staying in my a**, I could have easily been in prison. Even if you start at the bottom, it was instilled in me to work your way to the top.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Back in my home town New Orleans, LA, I’ve participated in helping get free basketball camps for boys and girls. I bring goodness to this planet by encouraging people of all regions, cultures, and races to recognize our shared humanity. I do this by educating others and ways to use more color in their life to change their mood. If you have that first sale or find yourself unemployed — I encourage you to volunteer for a cause, donate and decide to connect to the collective human spirit. We are generous creatures, so my success is your success, and your success is my success. This is why we share our stories and use our success for good because it adds to our shared humanity. My work and my success are a source of goodness for the hard workers.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Never Make A Person Decision Based On Temporary Feelings. Think Before You React. This quote soothes my nerves and makes my heart calm and pure.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Johnathan Jackson
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
I’m 6’6” 275 and now do personal security.