Interview with Jonathan Ross(@4remjay)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Playing basketball was, is, and always will be the one constant in my life. It’s the only thing I have known how to do great ever since I can remember and the fact that my career could now develop enough for me to go pro, I’ll do anything and everything in my power to see that dream through.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Nothing will get handed to you in life. You gotta work hard and put your best foot forward every time, without fail. If you want something, don’t wait for someone to hand it to you go snatch it for yourself.
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 friends and family for always supporting me through all my endeavors and coming to watch me play in my matches. Their support – on the bleachers or off them – is one of the reasons I’m able to still play with pride and unwavering confidence. And of course, my coach and teammates. Without you guys I am nothing and I will forever be grateful for that
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
People watch games like basketball to get a temporary out from the hustle and bustle of daily life. They get to take part in another person’s happiness and get to experience the fun of seeing through a game just to see your team win. They go through the ups and downs that come with a game and get to experience the same joys and sorrows the players do down in the court. I think there’s something really cool about that and I’m happy that I get to be a part of that process.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” I learned pretty early on that If you can’t get over your failures and try to learn from them, then there will be no room for improvement left for you. If you want to break the ceiling on your abilities, the first step is to fail – and keep failing, until you finally succeed.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
My Instagram handle is “@4remjay”.