We had the good fortune of connecting with Greg Nassar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Greg, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Growing up, I was a first-generation child. My parents, immigrants from Lebanon, came to the US in the late 60’s and opened up a successful middle-eastern deli shop in Orange County, CA. Being uneducated and knowing only how to run the shop (including being an amazing cook), my father always told me: “Work hard for a day, relax a week. Work hard for a month, relax a year. Work hard for a year, relax 10 years. Work hard 10 years, relax for your life.”
When I was younger, I was the type that put work first and “fun” later. As I grow older, the concept of “work hard, play later” becomes more evident. However, as I also grew older, I realized that if I do not step back and “smell the flowers”, I felt I will look back on life and regrettably realize all that time spent on focusing hard on work would have prevented me from enjoying all the great things that are before me. So, my work-life balance changed growing older that work still comes first, but I allocate more time to life then work, not only because I want to, but because the hard work in the past has thankfully placed me in this position. Having the work-life balance in order is a constantly changing dynamic (of course based on personal situations/experiences), but I feel a balance is needed between the two to keep me personally content and not feel stagnant. As they say, “too much of anything, is never good.”
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
In my professional career as an attorney, I strongly believe communication, a desire to learn/grow, and remaining humble are crucial. It is a repetitive cycle. It is crucial to remain in communication with other colleagues and clients, to grow and share knowledge/experiences, accept, and grow from mistakes, and always remember to stay humble as anyone is prone to and will make mistakes. Being humble and showing vulnerability makes communicating with others and learning/growing much easier not only in the legal profession, but also within my personal life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Houston is such a charming city, especially in the inner loop. The hotspots are icing on the cake. What makes the cake is the character you see in all the unique neighborhoods due to the history and possibly lack of zoning. Driving around Houston to the many hot spots it has to offer does it no justice. I love bicycling and would always prefer to bicycle to some of the hotspots so the true character/charm of the city can be taken in along the way. Be it the countless unique breweries; the multitude of dining options; the unique cultural areas and entertainment within such areas, I would have to tailor it the person. Me personally, trivia night and karaoke with good friends is always memorable.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I do not know where to start here as there is so much to say! I also strongly feel growing up with not only a responsibility, but a strong moral desire, to support those I love caused me to excel quicker, take more chances, and experience more things in life. From there, I can think of many persons who have contributed, encouraged, mentored, and altered the course of my life in many positive ways. Be it an amazing legal/lawyer mentor, health and fitness mentors, friends who simply share the same passion to travel the world to a well needed supporting partner and family. Every person and event in my list just off the top of my head has contributed and shaped me to who I am. All of which, I am very thankful for.