Luke Taylor is on a roll. He started Spark Prep, a college admissions coaching company, as a way to pay the bills while he worked on his creative endeavors like acting & producing music as DJ Lisan. This one-time side hustle gave Luke the opportunity to remind young people of their greatness, build business allover Asia, and realize that he can be a business owner while maintaining his ideals. Listen in as we learn how finding the “moment” in momentum and constant self-exploration are the keys to staying unstuck. Catch #BuildingMomentum
LIFE INNOVATOR: Luke Taylor
Founder of Spark Prep and Producer/DJ
“Momentum feels scary when our ego is wrapped up in it…because all of a sudden we’re risking our identity.”
AND NOW FOR SOME DJ LISAN
Luke is a self-proclaimed audio nerd. Here is a track he produced from his curiosity.
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0:50 How does No get unstuck?
2:25 Luke Taylor founded and runs Admissions Coaching Business Sparkprep
4:18 Luke Taylor DJ and Producer
5:13 Success: Am I asking questions that I still find interesting?
10:21 Luke’s chill is being prepping food
12:27 Momentum is premised in the moment
13:48 Fear of momentum
17:20 Genius is not necessarily something we own
20:55 Sparkprep started as a side hustle and is now a vehicle to remind young people of their greatness
23:33 How radical Luke got to becoming a business person
27:59 Clients in SE Asia
29:47 Climbing out of a rut
32:37 Stephen King’s point of view on writer’s block
35:19 Building incrementally
38:05 Noticing when Luke needs to chill more
39:22 Focus on the small victory and shifting that energy into something positive.
41:25 Momentum is our natural state
45:42 Business person is something just I do
52:08 Need for money conflicted with vision of business
56:04 How Luke chooses a business partner based on value
1:01:50 Guilt and shame are habits
1:03:18 Life is a collaborative effort
1:06:30 Is Luke living his dream life?
1:08:18 Sacrificing the combative-ness
1:16:33 O+NO were fuckin up
1:24:15 QYDKWR: What goals you have that are intimidating you? How can you break them down into smaller pieces?
15:33 Elizabeth Gilbert – Big Magic
1:22:26 Couch to 5K
MUSIC + SOUNDBITES
20:42 Cazzette – Genius
33:35 UGK- INTL Playas Anthem
1:01:22 Pineapple Express- Lingerer
1:01:42 Drake- The Language
1:10:46 Radiohead – Karma Police
1:22:00 DJ Lisan SC
1:16:11 Chopin – Nocturne op.9 No.2
1:30:08 Diplo – California Soul (Remix)