Continuing the series of successful entrepreneurs sharing their thoughts on personal questions about how they build the person that builds their business. I met Jason Swenk when he was CEO of Solar Velocity – we were office neighbors and had a good time swapping nerd gun fights and the occasional car prank between my company, Impact Media Solutions, and his company. We originally met when we both were in the Cobb County Top 25 Small Business awards many moons ago. Jason is now Chief Innovation Officer at Payscape Advisors (awesome title!).
What do you do as an entrepreneur to balance your most important personal relationships (spouse, kids, family)?
It is all about giving both 100% and making sure that family comes first. The old phrase pretty much runs my household…If momma ain’t happy, no one is happy.” I try to keep momma happy and everything else is gravy.
What is your exercise routine?
I try to workout everyday of which I think about what I am grateful for and focus on that. This exercise gets me in the right state to tackle anything that the day throws at me.
What gives you the most personal energy?
Loving what I do and creating stuff keeps me energetic throughout the week.
What do you avoid because it drains your personal energy?
Certain processed foods are the biggest drainer. Ever since I developed my app, Goalvator, it allowed me to track which food made me feel drained.
How are you involved in the community?
I always try to offer my time in helping young professionals hit their goals from personal coaching to just simple advice.
What are your most proud moments regarding your own legacy?
My two boys.
What hobbies are important to you and why do they give you energy? Racing cars & trail riding in my jeeps. The energy created from these are their because of the excitement of not knowing what is going to happen and how dangerous they are.
Do you have written personal core values, what are they?
To be the best I can be and give it 100% on no matter what I am doing. Never give up and learn from everything.
What competitive advantages do you have as an individual that has made / will make you more successful than the guy you are competing against in business?
The biggest thing is my drive to be the best and knowing that everything that has been created, has been created by people no more special than myself. Knowing that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.