We had the good fortune of connecting with Zachary Gomez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Zachary, what’s your definition for success?
I define success as the fulfillment of my divine purpose. In related words, I will share a quote that resonates with me on this subject from the late John Wooden, a celebrated college basketball coach, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
One of the ways I express myself is through filmmaking. It’s a craft that will be an eternal journey for me. Stories are forever and the documentation of them can be infinite. I just want to become the best visual storyteller I can be and I think theres’ a direct connection between becoming that and developing empathy. If I had to say what sets me apart I would say it’s my continuing effort to be the most empathetic and authentic collaborator I can be. When we create things our work is always unique because no one else can think exactly as we can. When we collaborate and share our art we can create even greater, higher-level art. Professionally, speaking I’m still on the journey. I’ve only just begun my documentary filmmaking career, and what I’ve created so far hasn’t been exactly up to my satisfaction. That being said I’ve seen how far I’ve come with video and storytelling and that makes me proud. Reflecting on the things I’ve created, and the energy and emotions I had when creating those things is nostalgic and powerful. With the things, I’ve created and will create, the things I leave behind when I’m gone, I just want them to be a reflection of hope and love.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would spend most of the trip outside because that’s the atmosphere I’m most energized in. We would definitely go for a run a memorial park, get coffee at a few different coffees shops (Agora, Tenfold, Luce, and try a new one!), we would also go to the Museum of Fine Arts and catch a concert at White Oak Music Hall. Actually, we could also check out POST Houston because I haven’t been there yet!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I wouldn’t be here without my parents. Needless to say, they birthed me but they have also loved and supported me unconditionally. I’m truly blessed to have compassionate parents. In addition to my parents, I often find untraditional mentorship in individuals whom I may not know in person but admire from afar. One such individual is Casey Neistat, a YouTuber and filmmaker who has indirectly mentored me by his prolific creativity. Another individual who has indirectly mentored me as of late has been the late mental skills coach and author Trevor Moawad, whose books and interviews have helped me shape my mindset to that of growth and neutral thinking. I genuinely feel that we can learn from everyone we encounter.

Website: https://www.zacharyadamgomez.com/

Instagram: @zacharyadam__

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zacharyadamgomez/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1744371463

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvhzVxgPxpT2URqTmxDWivQ

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