We had the good fortune of connecting with Winston Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Winston, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
In my life, I’ve used values as the guidepost for crafting my goals. The one that has the most impact has been “learning”. There are others that have powerful significance such as “Health, Family, Creativity, and Spirituality.” In my life. Learning and devoting my day and life to learning informs the others and makes me more successful and grows my capacity. Each day I carve out two slices of time for this value. One slice is dedicated to reading. For me reading, means a “book” as opposed emails, posts, or texts. The second slice of the day is focused on “skill”. It may a new way to use a tool to understand data. it’s sometimes information on how craft my stories and ideas. If you would have asked me this in the past I would have cited the other four because they are more sexy and relatable. I just know for me the more I learn, the more I can share, I can feel the armor of knowledge coalesce into guidance for my goals, my business, and my interactions with others.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a writer that creates stories about people coming together after something that could divide them., In my play “Jet’s Black”, several friends have to work together after a virus impacts their goals. As a speaker, I share understandable frameworks for audience members to use right the talk. I’ve had a chance to share my messages with moderately sized audiences and look forward to sharing them in the future all across the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
JCT Kitchen & Bar has excellent mussels. I spend a decent amount of time at Alliance Theatre, either learning a new skill or sharing information with other creative colleagues.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate this to my family. Coming from Jamaica, my family has instilled ambition, love, and focus in me and all of us.