We had the good fortune of connecting with Jon Turner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jon, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor for me is my mindset. Every day I wake up ready for whatever task or situation will be thrown at me with my business. Being in unknown predicaments as it relates to my business with COVID and the Winter Storm and all the other factors that are going on has really helped sharpen my mental fortitude to stay strong and keep pushing even when things don’t seem to be going wellLet’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think what sets me apart is my dedication to my crafts and the amount of time I put in continually learning and growing. The continued quest for knowledge and getting better has led me to where I am today a little over 2 years after starting. Getting to this point definitely was not easy as there were times I went broke and didn’t have money for basic needs. But I kept pushing and fought past that point because I knew the dedication and time I gave to learning would eventually pay off. A lesson I learned along the way is to enjoy the process. It may seem overwhelming to take in all the knowledge you can on whatever your field is, but ultimately the time you take to really understand and grow in your field while being out and practicing it really helped me to understand the differences in learning from home and learning in the field. Both are very important but enjoy the growth even if it is a slow process.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I do photography a lot so some nice places I suggest people to shoot at, which are also beautiful places to just walk around and site see, are Hermann Park, Japanese Garden, Eastern Glades, Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou, Main St. – Downtown Houston & Centennial Gardens just to name a fewShoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The person that serves as my inspiration is my mother. I named my business after her maiden name to honor all that she’s done in my life and the legacy she set by documenting much of our families lives. Each day I go into work giving it my all because I am representing my moms legacy through my business and I want to give everything I have continually to make sure I am living up to the work ethic and ideals she instilled in me from a young age.