Some individuals would only dream of working with celebrities someday. It sounds amazing to make money hanging out with celebrities on almost a weekly basis. The truth about being an individual with such responsibilities is that it does take time to make those connections and it is a lot of work each and every day to maintain and deliver for each of them.
Ashwin Jacob is someone people know in entertainment as a super-connector. Often times is hard to pin down exactly what he does since he is often considered by many to be one of the most connected people in Los Angeles. With connections, relationships, and a slew of endeavors across entertainment, technology, fashion, and consulting/ coaching.
Making Connections is A Never Ending Journey
People need to understand that one of the fastest ways to grow is to listen to the stories of other individuals and learn from them. That’s something that most people tend to overlook. Everyone has the desire to someday be an entrepreneur but yet very few individuals know where to start. As for Ashwin, most of his curiosities lead him to build a list of public figures that he knows personally.
“Growing up in Massachusetts entertainment was something that was always something that felt distant and something everyone around me told me was unlikely industry to get into, let alone succeed at. Regardless of what everyone around me said I kept finding my way back to entertainment and entrepreneurship. After ending up in LA and landing a couple notable clients as a founding member of the Vario Studios team, I knew this was the life for me.”
Ashwin’s journey was kick started when he was writing for Yahoo Small Business & New York Times best selling author Dan Schawbel’s PersonalBrandingBlog.com . With the amount of time people spend on their phones, commuting, and consuming online video, podcasting was the natural place in his mind for him to educate and share what he has learned from his circle to as many people as possible.
“Once I got the logistis set up I would ask my friends, business associates, and people that I thought had a great story to tell to join me and share the real facts, how too’s, and failures people can expect on their journey. This won’t be one of the many podcasts that sucks. We are going to share actionable tips, real failure, and the mindset needed to survive in the hyper competitive landscape we all operate in”
The Place Of Stardom Opportunities. Hollywood
Hollywood and Los Angeles is a place where a lot of dreamers and creatives across a slew of industries come. It’s more than just entertainment. It’s a large tech scene. It seems that social media, ad tech, and revolutionary apps are constantly coming out of the silicon beach area. Large opportunities for real estate as well. Not to mention an ever evolving fashion scene that is growing exponentially year over year and could eventually compare or even compete with New York City.
Before Hollywood became the center of everything entertainment is was a lot of open land. A lot of unusual alliances were formed as well as amazing businesses were created that still have major name recognition and impact today. The culture today according to Ashwin has remnants of that ideology with some new school integrations of technology and unprecedented access and ability to connect with people on a global scale.
Podcasts Bring Real Life Applicable Value
Like with most podcasts you’ll learn a bit about the guest right off the back. The trick is to help the audience understand why it’s worth their investment of time. After all time is the most valuable thing anyone can give you.
From there is goes into real life applications of whatever its is the guest does. Ashwin’s podcast helps individuals understand that failure is common but provides insight into how to be prepared for the worst.
“I really want every listener to learn something, have their thoughts, or general scope of knowledge expanded by joining the conversation. My goal with the social aspect of podcasting is listeners not only connecting with myself and the guest but also each other. That’s why we’ve build a community aspect connected to our facebook page. I really want people to find their tribe and grow with each other.
As mentioned, the goal is to provide value to those who need it most. Life comes with hardships and thanks to media such as podcasts people are able to listen to the stories of others and leverage it for learning.