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The Unique Genius Superheroes Interview Series is about ordinary people who have created businesses they love around their purpose. They’ve found ways to combine enjoyment, money and meaning in their work!

If you think all the productivity & life direction advice sounds the same out there (except for mine, of course), meet Jonathan Mead, founder of Illuminated Mind & Body (or just “Illuminated Mind”).

Jon’s a really interesting guy who has fun turning “success/life advice” on its head with attention-grabbing blog posts such as “If It’s A Good Idea, Don’t Do It“, “The Best Way To Solve A Problem: Give Up“, and “The Lie Of The Four Hour Workweek“.

Jon’s a precocious 24-year old entrepreneur, author, blogger, martial artist, general seeker adventure and husband who bailed on his 9-5 job in 2009 once he could support himself on his Illuminated Mind business. It’s not yet making him rich – it’s under six figures (for now) – but he supports himself on it and he’s living and working his purpose. And the money will keep coming & growing as he keeps this up.  He’s “got it”.

Jonathan started simply – as a part-time blogger  – and his unique take on topics and no-nonsense writing style…if you’re turned off by the terms ‘ass-kicking’ & ‘kicking ass’, stay away 🙂

Here are some of the topics we covered…

  • How Jon juggled creating Illuminated Mind while working full time and being married
  • What Jon sacrificed to start and grow Illuminated Mind
  • How he got to making about $4k per month working part time (before he quit his job)
  • Two methods Jon uses to be hyper-productive
  • The REAL value of blogging (it’s not all about building an audience)
  • How to make success or a goal “inevitable”
  • An unforeseen challenges of being his own boss
  • And more, of course!

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More About Jonathan Mead

Here is the Steve Pavlina post that he refers to in the interview: 10 Reasons To Not Get A Job

More About Unique Genius

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4 Responses to “Unique Genius Superhero Interview: Jonathan Mead, Founder of Illuminated Mind & Body”

  1. Andreas Says:

    Thanx for the Interview! A already read John´s blog a year ago but lost contact a little. But now i am also working and his story became much more valuable for me.

    aaronross383 Reply:

    @Andreas, glad to hear it – feel free to post updates here on your work progress.

  2. Gabriel Pressman Says:

    Hey, great weblog..I haven’t figured out the way to add your web pages in my rss reader :\ where’s to link towards RSS?

    aaronross383 Reply:

    @Gabriel Pressman,

    You’ll have to search in your reader for “PebbleStorm”, or try adding the link


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