#11 Jon Emond: Actor, Writer and Producer on “Live to Love & Love to Live”

 Jon (Jonathan) Emond is a Canadian-born Actor, Writer, Producer & Spiritual Badass who is a Hollywood rising star!!

As a young teen, Jon was on stage speaking to corporate businesses encouraging them to pledge funds for Operation Enfant Soleil, the local charity. He is also a Make-A-Wish Ambassador.

Jonathan has appeared on different Canadian TV shows such as Tactik, Impostor, Fatal Vows, Being Human, 30 Vies and The Fixer.

In 2015 Jonathan decided to make the leap to Hollywood, in order to fulfil his dream of becoming Hollywood’s next star. He has been taking different important roles on different important films, such as “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, surrounded with other big names from the film industry.

 

Our favourite conversations & takeaways from the W2S episode with Jon Emond:

 

  • [2:38] - Became the lead of a TV show... literally facing my fears every single day... People is saying this is the hardest business... What???... It was a very humbling experience...

 

  • [3:42] -  What's the most, hardest thing you had to go in your career?... Taking the leap to go to LA... I lost my mother a year before that and she've told me chase my dreams... I didn't have a working visa... I need a paper to tell me that I can work there...

 

  • [5:13] - This is hilarious... In Montreal say: Hey I am an actor... Every single woman will say: WOW, ok that's awesome. Go to LA or Vancouver and say Hey I am an actor... Oh.. He's broke... Such a different mindset...

 

  • [5:37] - What's the biggest growth experience from you going to LA? Definitively the moment I arrive there... I have barely no savings... I thought I was set up... 300 bucks everything included... I can learn what NOT to do with this people. This is the real world... My father saved my ass...

 

  • [9:23] - I am so uncomfortable here... And this is how my mind works, I have to stay here for a while...

 

  • [10:43] - The moment I got there... The thing was run by the Russia Mafia... Kid, are you sure you wanna live here?... I don't have any other place to go... I promised to myself that I was going to make this happen... The most dangerous neighborhood in Los Angeles... Four murders... If you do this again I am gonna F***ing kill you... He meant it. This is crazy! ... It tests your will...The Universe will test you to your limits...

 

  • [14:28] - The WE, the W E Theory... How it works is: We got the idea of the three pillar of the Experiences of what you need to go through before getting the other three pillar that bring you Wisdom... First pillar is Knowing... The second step (pillar) is Intuition... The third pillar is Understanding... Then...

 

  • [18:01] - I am curios, how do you go about analysing, basically all the different experiences that you have daily?... Going to the root to the circumstances and when you go to the root, that is when you fully understanding...

 

  • [19:57] - On the shoes, I asked the Designer go like: "Live to Love in one foot and Love to Live on the other", and that's how I live my life: Living to Love which helps me Love to Live.

 

  • [21:20] - What do you think it (Jon's energy) comes from?... All it starts the way how I start my day... I meditate a lot... It's all come through self-love, learning to fall in love with myself, to then be able to love others, no matter the situation... Like a Monk for 30 days of my life to understand the proper technique to meditation... You want to understand further into your own being... Sixth sense is not physical... There is much more than the physical body... When you start leaving in love... Just love, it's just love...

 

  • [24:56] - Our generation, there's a lot of people are becoming very very spiritual taking it very seriously, but there is also a lot of people who it is just not part of their lives at all... What is something that...they can start doing that will really help them in their (spiritual) journey?... Everybody has a seed, but it doesn't mean it has been watered... It's all about feeling man, it is all about f***ing feeling... It's all connected...It is the art of the present moment... Taking your walls down and see you really are and what you are here for... Start with the basics...You learn to be present and when you are present you are always in the right place...

 

  • [30:24] - When I meditate, the first thing I do is to expand my light, everyone has a divine source, everyone has a divine light within themselves... It's about expanding (into my layers)... I am not a person who believes in any God or Sex... I do believe in the divine source... You can feel the divine... This is spirituality one on one... Sometimes you have negativity in your structure...

 

  • [36:04] - You have to sacrifice who you are sometimes to become the person you know you can be... Who is Jon Emond in 10 years?... Compound Interest of the person I am right now... Exponential Growth.

 

  • [37:28] - What is success to you man?...

 

  • [42:17] - What are your "Words 2 Success"?

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT JON EMOND:

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-- Founder & Host of the "Words 2 Success" Show -- , Juan Grey

Juan Grey is a Canadian Actor, Writer, Producer and young Entrepreneur from Montreal, Canada. For as long as he can remember, the entertainment industry has been at the forefront of his mind. However, before he took the plunge, he pursued a soccer career, quickly earning his reputation as a high-level athlete. After sustaining several injuries, he did some soul searching and ultimately decided to become an actor. Since that pivotal moment, he has shared the stage and screen with various renowned names in the industry.

Juan performed in Teesri Duniya Theatre's production of Refugee Hotel, was in ID Discovery's series, Outlaw Tech, and has appeared in an episode of CBC's dramatic series, Bellevue, starring Anna Paquin, as well as in the Canadian Screen Award winning series, 19-2. Most recently, Juan can be seen in the new SYFY series "Deadly Class" by The Russo Brothers.

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