‘When you do what you love, and love what you do, you’ll have success, your whole life through.’
Filmmaker and Keynote Speaker Greg S. Reid is a #1 best-selling author, entrepreneur, and the CEO of several successful corporations, who has dedicated his life to helping others achieve the ultimate fulfillment of finding and living a life of purpose. In addition to that Greg is a full-time husband and father of a three year old boy, Colt.
In addition to being published in over 35 books and featured on Nationally Syndicated programs across the country, he is also the creator and producer on the International acclaimed films Pass It On, and Three Feet From Gold.
His unique style has made him a highly sought-after Keynote Speaker for Corporations, Universities and Charitable organizations alike.
While his community involvement has earned him recognitions all the way from the White House; when former President Bill Clinton commended him for shaping young minds through a local “Mentorship” organization.
In a letter to Reid, Clinton said: “Making your own outstanding contributions…you have devoted your time, talents and energy to fulfill America’s bright promise for all our people”
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Hometown: Del Mar, California
Family: One amazing child named Colton
Favorite Quote/Saying: All I want in life is to give my life my all.
How did your childhood shape you?
Get your violin out – fact is, we all have pasts that we wish were a bit different. Personally, I am happy for my road map although torn and tattered a bit.
Most important real life experience and advice you would you give a high school student?
School was not for me…went right into sales/marketing. Dad said, you will never make money talking to people. Note: I make my living speaking ?
Tell us about your first job:
San Diego Zoo – is the official answer, yet I have been an entrepreneur my entire life mowing lawns, washing cars, etc – doing what ever I could to earn some cash.
What is a personal goal you have?
To master every field I enter. Where most people do things that may interest them, I follow my heart towards things I am truly committed to.
What is your biggest motivator in life and in business?
The knowledge that I left the world a little bit brighter than when I came in…
What is new or “hot” in your industry that you’re excited about?
Considering I write books, and FEW read, books offers a pretty cool challenge. Answer: Write shorter books. I just completed the first ever 3 page book, where I took three 300-page novels and reduced the wisdom into one page each…called: Sex, God and Greed.
What is your biggest pet peeve about technology?
The fact it changes so quickly. By the time we figure out instagram, snap chat pulls us away…
Is there a book you would recommend to our readers? Why?
One of mine of course – because my kid needs new shoes.
Tell us about your preferred social media platform and what makes it so great?
Facebook – because everyone I know is always there. Its like homecoming every day.
Tell us about your real-life hero?
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones – who said, “We are the same today as we will be in five years except for two things, the people we meet and books we read.”
What is one mistake you would make again and why?
A past relationship, because it made me stronger.
Leave us with your best advice for up and coming entrepreneurs or a personal daily discipline that has contributed to your current success (or both if you want):
Seek counsel and not opinion. Opinion is based on lack of knowledge and experience where counsel is based on wisdom and mentorship. The key is to seek guidance from those who have attained the desired results you are going after.
Here’s your chance to include anything else you want to say that we didn’t cover. Have any helpful thoughts or links we should know about?
Be kind to your future self. Do one thing today that your future self 6 months from now will thank you for.
Do you want to see what you have in common with me? Here are some of my preferences, at a glance…
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chips or Pretzels?
Pretzels (don’t forget cheese dip)
Mountains or Beach?
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Depends on caffeine intake.
Sweet or Savory?
Call me a sucker…
Mac or PC?
Mac now. Going back to PC.
Cake or Pie?
Cake with candles proving I made it one more year.
Dog or Cat?
Pen or Pencil?
No one said a pencil was mightier than a sword.
Car or Truck?
Vette with top down blowing through my last few hairs.
Summer or Winter?
Bring the heat.
Introvert or Extrovert?
Swings back and forth.