We had the good fortune of connecting with Canaan John Dewey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Canaan John, how do you think about risk?
Taking calculated risks is so important in life. What I mean by calculated risks is that instead of just blindly doing or going after something, I’ve learn to research as much as about the endeavor and then make a decision to take a risk and try for myself. If we just took risks without considering the consequences, we’d end up with more problems than we can fix.
Calculated risks have a better chance at success because you already have an idea of what ‘might happen, which prepares you for almost anything. I feel that when we’re prepared, we’ll become more proactive instead of reactive. No matter what it is in life that I want to achieve, I first learn as much as I can and then take a risk by making an attempt. Without taking any risks at all, life will be mundane and frustrating.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an actor, podcast host, producer and travel photographer. I’ve dabbled with many creative endeavors like screenwriting, graphic art, drawing and resin art but I mostly express myself through the art of acting in film and television, speaking my mind via my podcast “Canaan Ponders” and taking spontaneous road trips to capture the beauty of the great outdoors.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Los Angeles has so much to offer when it comes to outdoor activities and food. When I have a visitor, we usually visit one of my favorite Mexican restaurants The Talpa on Pico Blvd after a long lazy bike ride down Santa Monica beach or afternoon hike at Los Liones Canyon Trail. There’s some cool shopping on Melrose Ave or we could visit the LA County Arboretum and we’d definitely go for lunch at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar on Sawtelle Blvd and catch a DTLA sunset at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area or just cruise the Pacific Coast Highway. That’d be a fun two days in LA for sure.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout my good friend, actor, director, filmmaker and writer Kevin Williams. Without our paths crossing and working together, I would not have been able to achieve a few the accomplishments that I have; thank you always.. I feel we’re both going onto greater things and wish nothing but absolute success for him.