We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonathan Gaytan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jonathan, how do you think about risk?
When you finally find a sense self-worth and self-assurance, it becomes easier to face rejection rather than live with regret. I made the huge risk of leaving my banking career, which I was committed to for the last thirteen years, and started my own professional organizing business. I’ve taken many risks but this one personally demonstrated the fearlessness within me. I realized that the main reason that I continued to stall my dreams of becoming an entrepreneur was due to the fear of rejection. I feared that people would reject my ideas and vision. However, once I canceled all the outside noice and really listened to myself and truly believed in my vision, I realized that rejection is only going to redirect me in the right direction. Now, I rather be turned down than live with the “What if?”.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Son of a Mess wants to help you get your mind out of the clutter…literally!
I help my clients organize their homes and create a practical environment for them. Many people have no idea where to start when it comes to organizing and decluttering. The mess can be very overwhelming! That’s where I come into to work my magic.
I created Son of a Mess with the intention of helping others bring a sense of tranquility and order into their home. I don’t just want to organize my client’s home but also help them declutter unwanted and outdated items. I want to teach others that holding on things can sometimes hinder us rather than help us.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
One of my favorite brunch places is Cat City Grill on Magnolia Street. I love their food and freshly made Bloody Mary’s. Considering me and a lot of my friends enjoy hiking, Cedar Ridge Park has a great hiking trail. Deep Ellum and Cedar Springs are some of my favorite areas for live music, great food, drinks and nightlife. Living in the DFW area all my life, I can say there is always something to do
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’m inspired by many people in my life. Everyone from my sisters, brothers, friends and even other successful entrepreneurs. However, my mother truly set the example for me. She’s a resilient, hard working woman. Since I was child, I can remember my mother always coming home from a long day of work and still have the energy to clean and make a home cooked meal for us. To be honest, I really believe she’s the reason why I enjoy cleaning and organizing so much. Ha! Out of every lesson she’s taught me, realizing my self-worth is the greatest one of them all. She says that’s the true foundation of self-love.
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