Welcome to THIS, our first “success story” episode! Join me as I interview Jon Vroman, a gentleman I can confidently say is showing success in many areas of his life—financial, family, business, relationships and more.
About Jon Vroman:
Jon Vroman is an author, speaker, and an all-around incredible human being. He grew up in a military family and
moved around a bunch, where he honed the skill of adapting and making friends. He was super short in high school, which made him feel insignificant. That pain is what has led him to where he is today—helping someone feel significant—that their life and all their moments matter.
Jon helps people live their lives in the front row!
Jon’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes:
Just show up. Showing up for others—doing the best you can with what you have—is where you’ll truly find
Ask yourself what you really like to do. Look at your strengths and how you deploy them. This will lead you
down the path that is right for you.
When you know your fears and your loves, you know what is pushing you and pulling you.
Sometimes figuring out what ISN’T working will point you toward your superpowers.
You must be open to hearing input from others. And sometimes you must really ask for it.
It’s okay to provide yourself space to be still. Consciously choosing not to do something is doing something!
Identify and even celebrate your failures. It is from your failures that you pull your most valuable lessons.
Time-Stamped Show Highlights
[3:38] – Jon’s Front Row Foundation, Front Row Factor and Dad’s Group
The idea of the “front row” is a metaphor for getting close to what makes us come alive.
[6:41] – Listen in as Jon defines what success means to him
[8:15] – How Jon decided to start his own charity instead of donating to an already-existing one
[13:00] – Hear Alissa break down Jon’s superpowers
[15:05] – Jon’s tips for figuring out your superpowers without StrengthsFinder
Ask for honest input from others! Have them answer these questions: “What are three things you like about my life? And what are three improvements you’d make in my life?”
[19:26] – Tips to help you stay “open” to feedback and input from others
[21:58] – The importance of being still
[25:28] – Comparisons, the imposter syndrome, and the like—they do not serve us!
“We often compare our behind-the-scenes life to someone else’s highlight reel.”
[31:06] – Jon’s circle of support—the people who bring talents that Jon doesn’t have
[34:06] – The “donut hole” of entrepreneurship—what it is, how it affects entrepreneurs and Jon’s tips for
pushing through it
It’s not just about showing up. It’s about showing up better the next time around.
[42:25] – Two front-row moments and lessons learned from two failures: The pillars of Jon’s weekly review
“I never lose. I either win or I learn.”
Frickin’ Awesome Resources
Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur Facebook Community
From Frustrated to Frickin’ Awesome by Alissa Daire Nelson
Daire Success Coaching website
StrengthsFinder 2.0 test
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath