It Takes A While To Figure Things Out

Posted on March 19th, 2013 by kimanzi constable

Three years ago I said enough was enough, I’m leaving a job that I hate and changing my life. After two weeks, that excitement fizzled out and I was back to making excuses.

A year after that was when I was really ready to take action and make those changes. So what could I do…….

I thought my calling was to be an event planner and if you’ve heard my story before then you know that experience was a complete disaster.

I hadn’t taken any time to figure out what my dream was, I just wanted out and when I thought I knew, I realized I hadn’t given it enough thought.

That brings us to today’s interview with my friend and podcastor Jared Latigo. When I first discovered Jared it seemed like he came out of nowhere. He had a blog and was guest posting everywhere, literally!

Since then he has refined his message and figured out his dream a little more. Sometimes it just takes a little more time and now that Jared has figured it out (we all continue to work on it), he continues to push forward with his dream.

I had the honor to sit down and interview him about his journey, there are many good takeaways that you can apply to your dream. Enjoy:

Be sure to check out more about Jared and his book at his website, Jaredlatigo.com, you can also follow him on Twitter here.

Have you changed any part or all of your dream? How long did it take you to figure out what your dream is?

  • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

    Thanks Kimanzi! :D I had no idea this was even up until Joe tweeted it! It was a pleasure being able to share some insight. We certainly all need it, myself included!

    • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

      Your welcome Jared, it just went live today! Is there any other links you want me to include.

  • http://twitter.com/brentdriver Brent Driver

    Hey guys. This was fun. I feel like I “know” you both having followed you for a while, so thanks for sharing your journeys. A couple of key takeaways for me:

    1 – Jared, I’ve been part of those meetings where the committee hasn’t “had a clue” and those are the moments that give me encouragement that I’m in the right place. I have a client who is well-known in her space and has a huge following, and I am providing value to her because my expertise adds real value to her business. 1) Figuring out your value, 2) conveying that value well, and 3) being recognized for that value. That’s what makes a good team and good partnership. Both of you are enjoying success now because you have figured out what your value is and are using it to benefit others.

    2 – You talked about not having a plan B. I was in a similar situation. While having a plan B makes sense and is probably less stressful for families, I think that sometimes there is more motivation to succeed if you don’t have a safety net to fall into. I think about those trapeze artists and tightrope walkers that perform without a net or a harness. You think they’re not motivated to succeed every time out? Hard to imagine, but yet, here we are.

    Thanks again, and continued success to you both.

    • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

      Wow, such amazing insight Brent! It looks like you’re doing big things yourself, congrats! Thanks for adding so much value to the post!

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      Thanks for sharing that Brent, I’m glad you got something useful out of it and hope it helps you along your dream path. Thanks for your time watching and commenting!

      • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

        You’re a very inspiring dude Jared!

        • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

          Ha, thanks man. I only know what I know because of people like you.

  • http://www.lincolnparks.com/ Lincoln Parks

    This was an awesome Interview. You guys seriously rock man. I like the passion that I saw in Jared, and Kimanzi you give such a great interview and asked great questions.

    • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

      Thanks Lincoln, sounds like we accomplished all our goals!

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      He is good! I like the way Kimanzi is so relaxed and just rolling with it as it comes. Thanks Lincoln, hope it provided some great value to you.

      • http://www.lincolnparks.com/ Lincoln Parks

        It sure did Jared. Thanks to you both.

  • http://sparkvoice.wordpress.com/ DS

    Jared did suddenly appear during his “blog-a-pallooza tour.” It’s fun to hear the background, the journey, the experience, and to see how you’re both growing. Explains a lot since I don’t frequent Starbucks…

    • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

      Ha Ha! Thanks for always adding value DS!

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      Lol, yeah I guess I kinda did. I have a tendency to jump full force into things, sometimes it’s not just a good idea though. It can be a little destructive. Thanks for watching David!

  • Bernard Haynes

    Enjoyed the interview. Gained a lot of valuable info. You both are doing a great job. Keep pursuing your passion.

    • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

      Thanks Bernard. Now that Jared has honed his message he has hit the ground running.

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      Thanks Bernard, I really appreciate your time and hope it helped out!

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    Great interview guys! Your a great example of a person who has found a needed niche area and started to take action on it.

    I turned on this interview while my wife and I where getting ready for some people coming over to our house tonight. She started to laugh when she heard your wife agrees with what your doing but does not read your content. My wife is the same way:)

    • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

      Mine too! That’s just how it goes. Jared really did provide a lot of value, glad you got that value.

      • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

        He sure did:)

        • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

          Thanks for being a loyal reader buddy :)

        • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

          :D Thanks!

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      Haha for real! Thanks for watching man, I really appreciate it! Hope you got some great info out of it!

  • http://www.lifeofasteward.com Loren Pinilis

    Wow, I didn’t know he had interviewed those people. I’ll have to check that out!

    • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

      It’s a great podcast!

    • http://JaredLatigo.com/ Jared Latigo

      Thanks Loren! I hope you will! It’s been a blast to talk to everyone this far :D