SPIN IT: Business & Crisis Management with Stephynie Malik

#21: Trailblazing 101 with Jordan Mendoza

December 6, 2021

A trailblazer is someone who follows their passion and their purpose, no matter where it leads them. Our guest today is a true trailblazer and shows us that doing something different can be intimidating, but it’s so worth it in the end. 

Jordan Mendoza is a business consultant, host of the podcast Blaze Your Own Trail and has over 63,000 followers on LinkedIn. Jordan has faced a lot of challenges in his life from being beaten and falsely arrested by police at age 12 to growing up with a mom who only had one lung. Through everything, Jordan has had incredible self-awareness and mental fortitude. 

Today Stephynie and Jordan talk about how important emotional intelligence is, not only when taking on life’s hardships, but also building your career. They discuss what it means to create relationships and grow your business by learning from mistakes. Time to ignite your passion to blaze your own trail on this episode of Spin It! 

 

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Timestamps:

 

0:22 - Growing Up in Portland

8:13 - Falsely Arrested 

16:07 - Lessons From Mom

19:39  - Working in the Corporate World

23:18 - New Ways to Teach in School

28:40 - Finding Your Purpose

35:34 - A Relationship vs a Network

44:08 - 5 Year Self-Reflection

45:55 - How to Stand Out as a Consultant 

54:33 - Closing Remarks

 

Mentioned in the Episode:

 

Jordan’s Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1493356125?mt=2&ls=1

Jordan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordanjmendoza/?hl=en 

Jordan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanjmendoza/

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