Hey friends,

It’s been a while.  Apologies for not being up to date on the project.  As of now, I’m uploading 8 projects  that I’ve done in the past couple months.

This blog is part of my Friendship Project.  I connect with new friends to have organic connections and learn about their stories.  If you or anyone would like to connect with me for this project, please do so!  For more information:  https://www.wisithj.com/2018/12/30/friendship-project-making-new-friends-in-los-angeles-ca/

From South Carolina to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.

When I met Jeremy, I knew he was very into self-development. I asked him how that came about. He said he enjoys podcasts and got into the self-development space because he was really shy most of his life. He had anxiety thinking that he would never develop the ability to form small talks. He wanted to be more outgoing and as a product he studied psychology.

He eventually got interested in acting and that was why he moved from South Carolina to Los Angeles. When he was in college, he was unsure of what to do after. He enjoyed acting, and pursued it for nine years. Like many others in Los Angeles, he worked other jobs to pay the bills, while going to auditions in between.

He moved to Los Angeles in 2005, and was an actor until 2014. During this time, he learned to become more outgoing and dug into his creative side. He learned that he’s an entrepreneur at heart. At the end of 2014 he went to Peru for a retreat that he found out through a podcast. He learned a lot about self-care and that led him to coaching and hypnotherapy.

We talked about social media and how it can be a double edge sword. He said he’s avoided social media because of personal struggles. Sometimes you judge yourself based on what you see online. We talked about sometimes the lifestyle you see online doesn’t really exist and people do it for the self-validation.

Jeremy became obsessed with self-development because when you’re a better version of yourself, you’re able to help others better. His mentality was always geared towards helping others. Growing up, money was tight. His mentality shifted to wanting to be bigger than himself by helping his parents out. Lastly, we talked about being vulnerable and how it is harder for men, because we have to be like the rock or the foundation. However, being vulnerable is essential for human connection because we all go through good and bad times.