John B. Johnson, Identity Architect + Co-Founder,
Ikigai Stories, Episode 7 (two parts)
Sam talks with John about his remarkable journey from the streets of Cleveland – to the world of architecture – to a failed entrepreneurial leap – to a successful creative studio. He opens up to share the challenges he faced and conquered as a fatherless, African-American young man and the bond that he forged with his brother in prison as they simultaneously discovered greater meaning and purpose in life.
In this two-part episode, John shares candid insights about:
- His passion for entrepreneurship and the lessons he’s collected along an incredible range of life experiences.
- Filtering moments – Conscious decisions to leave behind non-productive elements in life.
- Confronting realities and switching his mindset to serve others.
- “Look for that glimmer of light”