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Kyle Grappone, Public Speaker and Book Author

What Type Of Person Interview Series Interview with Greg Lorenzo

Welcome back to the ‘What Type Of Person’ interview series where we speak with someone who discovered early on what type of person they wanted to become and then pursued a career that aligned with that person.

This week we are interviewing Greg Lorenzo. I am really excited to share Greg’s story for two reasons. First, he has a deep passion for what he does. You can tell he truly pours everything into every piece of content he produces. Second, he has what I would consider an “outside the box” career and is living proof that you can leave you day job to follow your passion.

Please enjoy my interview with Grego Lorenzo!

What is your current occupation?

I am Videographer and small business owner.

In your own words, what would you say is your “passion” as it relates to your career?

I love creating all forms of video content. I love having an idea and making it into a visual experience that others enjoy. Currently we own a Video Production company and film weddings as well as promotional videos for small business.

What inspired you to pursue this passion and your current line of work?

Youtube! I started following a lot of very talented people within my niche and became obsessed with learning how to replicate what they were doing. Over time and thousands of videos later, I was able to learn the skillset and add in my own creativity.

When did you discover this passion?

I started my business 5 years ago but I’ve always had an interest in filmmaking since I was in high school.

Have you held previous jobs that did not align with this passion?

Yes, tons. Every job that I ever had was not relevant to my career. I received a degree in communications and was not able to land a job in my field. I actually found it easier to start my own business and control my own destiny.

What would be your advice to someone who wants to pursue this line of work?

Create the content that you believe in and keep learning how to make it look better than everybody else’s. Be Consistent and never give up. Work harder than everybody else. Sacrifice leisure and WORK!!! Don’t compare yourself to others. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. If you want a normal life get a normal job. If you want an extraordinary life and live it on your own terms… You need to WORK!

Is there anything else about your passion or career you would like to share with the reader?

I think that passions change and evolve over time. Keep chasing your current interests to live the most fulfilled life.

Conclusion

I always challenge students to choose the type of person they want to become. Greg got in touch with the fact that he wanted to become to the type of person who creates and entertains. He turned that passion into a very successful video business.

If you would like to learn more about Greg and the amazing work he does filming weddings, please visit his website: https://www.lorenzomediaproductions.com/

An important takeaway from this interview is that Greg is aware of the sacrifices he needs to make to live this passion. He knows his life might be more relaxed at another job, but it will not be nearly as fulfilling or enjoyable. Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

About Kyle

Kyle Grappone is a Youth Motivational Speaker, Author of To The Next Step (Atmosphere Press), Student Success Coach, and Online Educational Teacher.

His goal is to inspire high school and college students to think differently about their education and be prepared for the real world that awaits them. He does this by challenging students to ask themselves, “What type of person do you want to become?”.

If you are interested in any of Kyle’s services, please e-mail him at Kyle@KyleGrappone.com.  

About Kyle

Kyle is a youth/education public speaker, book author, and podcast host. His goal is to use these mediums to inspire high school and college students to think differently about the choices they are about to make and the next steps in their lives. Want to learn more? Visit me at www.KyleGrappone.com! The views expressed in this blog, and all my content are mine and do not reflect the views and opinions of any companies and educational institutions I have had current or past connections with.

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