We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Loos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I enjoy having balance when riding my skateboard, but other than that I wish I never wasted time trying to find “balance” in life!!
Life has ups & downs. Things will be good, and things will be bad. We woke up this morning, which means we won today, so let’s GO!! That’s it. Don’t overthink it.
Our phones have destroyed our attention span!! We KNOW this. So here’s my recent life hack.
I’ve embraced the tension of things never being in balance, while being fully present when doing something or talking to someone. It’s changed everything!! I’m more productive than I’ve ever been, and don’t beat myself up for not checking everything thing off my list for the day.
Save your balance for things like riding bikes, gymnastics, or playing Jenga.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been in radio for over 20years, which was a career that happened because of my passion for music. It was while I was in radio, that I realized it was so much more than my passion for music. It was my genuine appreciation for people who strive for greatness at their craft. Whatever that might be.
There were more than a few people who told me to go get a “real job”. I chose to do what I believed I needed to do. It wasn’t always the easier route taken, but it always worked out cause I knew it was what I need to do.
Creating the iDream Society was what I knew I had to do.
The idea started more than 6years ago before finally coming to fruition.
Now we’re able to help young people reach their next level, while teaching them leadership skills, and creative arts. EVERY bit of hard work leading up to this moment, has all been worth it all!!
I’ve learned that if the “WHY?” to whatever it is you’re doing is right, it won’t go wrong.
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.
If I’ve got a friend coming to visit me here in Monrovia, were definitely starting the day with a breakfast burrito from J&B’s on Myrtle St. downtown. Depending on the weather, we could take a drive out to the beach, a hiking trail, or find a court for some hoop.
Friday nights downtown in Monrovia are the best.
The street fair full of vendors make for fun shopping, and the aroma coming out the doors of different restaurants as you walk makes for a difficult decision when it’s time to eat .
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are too many people that deserve shoutouts for helping me at every level of my life leading all the way up to today. Listing to all of them would be boring.
However, if it wasn’t for my son Elijah entering this world, I wouldn’t be the man I look at in the mirror today.
Seeing him everyday is all I need to be the best version of myself, so he can go ahead and be 100 times better than me.
Since you don’t get to know my son like I do, I’ll also say The Go Giver by Bob Burg, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod are a few books that could change your life.