The Success Bridge

I present to you an interview with Jin Nelson. He has had quite a bit of success throughout his life and is happy to let me share it with you through this interview.

Interviewer:

“Do you feel that you are successful?”

Jin:

“Yes, bills get paid and I can comfortably support my family.”

Interviewer:

“What do you do for a living?”

Jin:

“I design bridges for the State of Montana.”

Interviewer:

“What skills do you have to have for your line of work?”

Jin:

“Attention to detail, analytical, mathematical, problem solving, being creative”

Interviewer:

“What do you like most about your work?”

Jin:

“The problem solving aspect mostly. It’s also challenging at times and when it’s all done there is something physical to stand on/drive over.”

Interviewer:

“Do you feel that your work is just a job or that it is something you like to do and just happen to get paid for it?”

Jin:

“Depends on the day, but mostly happy to get paid for something I like doing.”

Interviewer:

“Do you travel, if so out of all the places you have been which one is your favorite?”

Jin:

“I do not travel much for work. We do visit work sites on occasion, mostly out in the middle of Nowhere, Montana. It is nice to get out of the office on occasion.”

Interviewer:

“What do you do in your free time?”

Jin:

“Do CrossFit, coach CrossFit, talk about CrossFit. Also enjoy mountain biking the local trails around Helena. Started kayaking this summer, like that too. Do a little bit of snowboarding in the winter. If I’m not doing any of those, I’m probably doing yard work or finishing projects around the house.”

Interviewer:

“What advice would you give to someone who wants to be successful?”

Jin:

“Find something you enjoy and get someone to pay you good money to do it!”

Interviewer:

“How do you stay motivated?”

Jin:

“Focus on long term goals/outcomes. Make the most of family and friends. Don’t take life too seriously, enjoy the present & look forward to the future.”

Interviewer:

“What kinds of people inspire you?”

Jin:

“Those that seem to enjoy themselves and are not afraid to help others.”

Interviewer:

“If you were given five hundred dollars right now and could only use it to help someone other than yourself, how would you use it?”

Jin:

“This has been the hardest question . . . Let see . . . our church is raising some money to give to a local elementary school (low income neighborhood) so they can send the entire 4th grade class on an overnight trip to Yellowstone. I’d donate the $500 towards that trip.”

This is the first interview in my success series. I am super excited to bring you more success stories. Watch out for my coming posts.

Stay inspired,

-Carlee

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