We had the good fortune of connecting with Jackson Rayfield and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jackson, what do you attribute your success to?
An essential factor for finding success in anything is to be confident that what you desire is worth having. You have to want something to have a chance to both succeed in pursuing it and enjoy the inevitable ups and downs that come with attaining it. In my experience, anything that I have wanted often comes from some quiet place that is my own, and my energy will shift direction to make that idea a reality. In many ways, we are the architects of our own experience, and many things around us take the value we assign to it. Once you learn how to get out of your own way, which is usually the most significant obstacle, opportunities are more apparent. The journey is a lifelong commitment because you never truly arrive but instead attain a new higher self with a promise of seeing new opportunities to grow even more extraordinary.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My approach to being a personal development coach was found in a desire to help others. I realized that many times I’m able to understand what someone is struggling with and am often able to tell them some useful nugget of information that helps them reach a goal or get past an incident that is causing them grief. Over time, people have told me I should be a life coach and I always thanked them and never put much to it. Eventually, I experienced a shift realizing the satisfaction I felt from how much I could help others find effective strategies toward their pursuits and appreciate the choices they have already achieved, A common trend in all of us is that we overlook the good choices we make and appraise ourselves by the few poor ones. I’m a booster at heart, so it makes me feel good to know that I am able to help.
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.
Support local! 🙂 My favorite local coffee place is Coffee Connection off Centinela and Venice. It’s the best little place to step in and chill if you need to get some stuff done. They have a drink called the Ancient Mayan that tastes delicious and keeps me coming back, and they have the best setting. When friends are visiting, I’ll take them to Jay’s Rentals in Venice to get bikes so that we can ride along the coast in either direction. You can go south and ride through the marina to Hermosa Beach or go toward Santa Monica and take in all sights in that direction. It’s so much fun to take everything in and be near the water. People are always more chill who live near the water!
If we are searching out some good Mexican, we might go up Main Street in Santa Monica and grab some fantastic tacos at Holy Guacamole; La Cabana and El Primo Tacos are some of my favorites through Venice.
Hiking trails are abundant out here, so I love to take visitors for a beautiful drive up PCH to Topanga State Park, Malibu Creek, Sycamore Cove Beach, Leo Carrillo, and Solstice Canyon. The sights are striking, and it always feels great to be immersed in nature. There are some great seafood spots while up in Malibu; Reel Inn and Malibu Seafood are my two favorites.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My dedication goes out to my mother. She has supported me from the beginning and has made so many personal sacrifices to ensure the success and health of her children. Samantha Rayfield is a positive force who does everything for others and asks for nothing in return. She is one of the good ones. Love you beyond words for always encouraging me even when I stopped believing in myself.