Pop Quiz, Monday with Michael Jay Moon
The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.
I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.
Can you please tell everyone your name?
Michael Jay Moon
What is your job role?
President and CEO
Tell us about your company?
GISTICS constitutes an innovation think-tank that develops public advocacy proposals for advancing economic autonomy of individuals, profitable growth of commercial organizations, and overall human capital.
What do you love most about your job?
The freedom, opportunity, and honor in assisting entrepreneurs and innovators realize their service contributions.
What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
From my mission to bring prevailing peace into the world, the desire to assist others to seize their opportunities, often hidden in plain sight, and provide structure and support for them to succeed.
How do your co-workers inspire you?
As a solo practitioner, my clients and friends encourage or incite my enthusiasm.
How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
A professional or business equivalent of live improv and sketch comedy … going for catalytic ah-ha insights instead of laughter
What are some of the challenges of your job?
Keeping to a schedule with too many cool projects
What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Designing a day’s flow of work, starting with morning pages and day plan with a stretch-performance scorecard for an end-of-workday assessment
What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Your mission is to find/invent your connected purpose for the work of your craft … and to see how far you can take it. Often this starts with WTF is my purpose, followed by “I’m all in” life experiments (jobs, projects, hobbies), and periodic reappraisals of the experiment AND what the communications and interactions pulled through you — the juice of a life worth examining and, when fermented, become the rich wine of satisfaction.
Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web: