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Story of role-model Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan said, 'My school was 20 Km away, so I had faraway classmates.
My mother ran a cable tv business from home.
Surrounded by dishes, cables and amplifiers - my closest friends were the workers around.
Mother treated them with utmost respect. I learnt equality from her.
Surrounded by doers, I had no fear of dirtying my hands and tinkering.
In school - I passed exams mainly by paying attention to teachers in class.
I stayed an average student. Immature, I was yet to learn to give my best to whatever I do.
Engineer seemed logical - given my hands-on approach.
I did not get the engineering admission of my choice in the 1st try.
So, I was attending entrance coaching after taking a gap year.
A friend, who was already in a design school, summoned my help, because we had a Bolero at the time.
His team - at Srishti - wanted to go buy PVC pipes and some electronics and cart them back.
They were making a sound sculpture, one that created music by interacting with wind.
The practical learning of material, sound, electronics, physics and aesthetics by creating a sculpture - caught hold of me!
It would not let me go. I wanted to get into Design.
I dropped engineering plans and started creating my design portfolio.
I had finally found, what I wanted to do.
This passion opened a new door for me. Whatever, I would do henceforth, I would strive to give it my best.
Four and a half years later, I was a product and interface designer from Srishti.
Following in my mother's footsteps, I went entrepreneur.
All this while, I had an active Christian belief, I would have many private conversations with Him.
I have always believed in the divine being directly accessible to any of us.
All we need to do is, to talk. And yes, a little discernment and acting on what we hear, makes the voice grow stronger.
I keep finding - to my delight - He sends abundant help, whenever I fall flat on my face.
The problem with this is that then - I do not make long term plans.
So I walk into soups.
Uncollected payments. Broken promises.
Then He sends me, soup spoons :)
A chance to do AR and VR work, when I did not have work. That - no one else was doing it - was to my delight.
Entrepreneurs need to find work to survive.
I learnt social media marketing and website development at a mobile gaming company.
Creating new Apps. Making films.
My engineering, technical and needed education all happened by doing. Never by prior preparation.
Yet, it worked for me.
After Covid, I shut my own shop and got into a job. Creative on multiple fronts - goes without saying :)
Every day, I have fun. Some places I fall. Who cares?
When the main thing is kept the main thing, everything else falls in line.
He is there!