We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Kruger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think that the most important factor behind my (or anyone’s) success is twofold: 1. believing in myself, and 2. trusting that things will work out, because they always do. Believing in yourself is, in my opinion, the most important thing you can do in life because if you don’t believe in you, who else will? Trusting in your intuition and your skills and abilities is paramount. And that includes knowing that you don’t know everything and having the confidence in yourself to ask for help and advice from people who know more than you do. Trusting that things will work out is a tough one for a lot of people, but if you look at where you are right now in life, you can literally draw a straight line through all of your experiences to this very moment. Any little change in the past creates a massive difference in the present. Science has proven that everything is energy (simply put) and that energy attracts of like kind. This means we attract of like kind as well. If you truly believe that it will all work out, it will. This hasn’t failed me ever.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My professional life really started when I was in university studying marketing. I started working as an MC/DJ on weekends to support myself and really only saw it as a hobby at the time, completely unaware that that job – combined with my education – would be the bedrock upon which my whole career would be built. From there, I moved to LA and started on my journey, which includes working for another interactive DJ company, hosting for TV projects, 10 years of standup comedy, 1 divorce, re-marrying, becoming a dad, getting into an enormous amount of debt – and getting back out – starting my own DJ company, hosting and producing over 150 segments for a CBS show, starting a podcast during the pandemic, coaching executives in meditation and awareness, and finally landing where I am today, currently producing/directing/hosting a series (I can’t discuss it yet, but it’s really exciting!). Getting to where I am today was literally a one-step-at-a-time process. As each life event happened to me, I had the choice to go in one of many directions. I always listened to my gut instinct and it never led me astray. It wasn’t always easy, in fact, often it was challenging, but my meditation practice keeps me sane and centered and allows me to move forward with little to no worries about how things will manifest. I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned is that ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. I put that in caps lock because it’s so important. When you believe that anything and everything is possible, things really do work out for you. I literally couldn’t have imagined back in school where I would be today because so many things had to happen in order for me to arrive here. Knowing this, I remain open to whatever life brings. I think that’s important for people to know – be open. Come from a place of kindness and the possibilities are endless.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I think I would take them on a tour of all the vegan restaurants in LA. Vegan sushi at Shojin downtown, Vegan fast food at Munchies Diner in Santa Ana and Plant Power Fast food in Long Beach. Then I’d take them to El Matador beach in Malibu, followed by Malibu Country mart. The pier in Santa Monica is definitely fun for people who’ve never been to LA, and then I’d probably take them up to Ventura – it’s so beautiful up there. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love, support, wisdom and amazing energy of my unbelievably beautiful wife, Cherise Bangs. She is an eternal optimist, and the kindest, most generous human being I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Other: Podcast: https://shows.acast.com/enhanced-living
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