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My First Interview is Live

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Life. I have to pinch myself to check if I’m dreaming or not. I have officially started my own business, Berget Marketing. I have quit my job.

It’s surreal.

I have been working at a public college for the past 10 years, and at a public University before that. I thought that I would stay at the college forever. I even invited our enemies insideΒ – and it’s already a thing of the past.

The rollercoaster

It’s hard to explain what it feels like to me, but being on a very fast rollercoaster for a guy that is afraid of rollercoasters, that’s close to what it feels like. I’m usually the one standing on the ground with a coca-cola zero in my hand. I don’t like rollercoasters. And I’m afraid of heights.

The darkness

It’s Friday. I’m at home, inside my office, and I have turned the lights off. I enjoy the darkness. Even though the noises from kids playing outside are still there, it feels like the noises are far away when it’s dark. It’s like the noises are something completely different, a sound from the past.

The awakening

I’m thinking about what’s been happening to me for the past year, and I realize that I am not the shy guy that I used to be. I’m more confident than ever (in a good way). I have read books about self development, and I have been focused on finding my passion. But, I didn’t realize that things change fast when you are ready.

And I’m ready.

The part where I say yes

I enjoy the pressure. That’s why I love competition, and I have a strong feeling that I am doing the right thing. It was a huge surprise to my friends and to my parents. But, Berget Marketing is real and it has already become a big part of me and who I am. What surprised me, was that I said yes to be interviewed by the brilliant Sonia at Logallot. I never thought that I would be interviewed by anyone, and I never thought that anyone would be interested in reading about me, and actually, I never thought that I would be brave enough to say yes to an interview.

Read the interviewΒ and let me hear your thoughts.



25 responses to “My First Interview is Live”

  1. Adrienne says:

    Loved the interview Jens, Sonia did a great job of asking you all those questions.

    I’m so proud of you venturing out on your own now. I know it can be a scary place but you are so passionate about marketing so I can only see success in your future.

    Thank you for sharing this interview with us all.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hey Adrienne,

      Thanks a lot. I liked doing the interview as well. It was different and something I’m not used to. But hopefully, I’m more confident now and at least I know that I’m heading down the right path πŸ™‚

  2. Bill Dorman says:

    Ok, it’s the real deal now, huh? Rock-n-roll………

    Stay the course and be purposeful with your efforts; you will do fine.

    Have fun at Legoland; you know I have one of those in my backyard.

    Talk to you soon.

  3. Ruth Zive says:

    Woohooooooo Jens – I am so excited for you. Today pretty much marks the one year anniversary of when I officially left my ‘day’ job. And I am certain that in one year’s time you will be feeling as excited and confident as I am. It’s been a phenomenal ride – and to mark the anniversary, today I signed a lease on a beautiful office space. Onward and upward!!!!

    • That’s awesome Ruth.

      I’ve been thinking a lot about an office space as well. But I’m not sure how long I should wait, or if I should rent one at all. I kind of like it at home, but on the other hand, I want to separate the home and work πŸ™‚

  4. Ricardo NuΓ±ez says:

    Congrats in your first interview. I did my first live interview in skype last month. I know how exciting can be to have an interview.

  5. Jack says:

    That was great. Very nicely done my friend.

  6. Carolyn says:

    Hey Jens,

    Loved the interview! Sonia did a great job showing the world the awesomeness of Jens. Tomorrow is the big day, right?

    Best wishes for much success with Berget Marketing. I know you’ll do great!

    I used to have a Legoland in my backyard (garden) in England. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Carolyn,

      I’m in Denmark right now, and I can’t wait to visit Legoland and the lion park (Givskud zoo). I have visited both, but that’s about 30 years ago.

      Thanks a lot for all your support. I’m starting Berget Marketing with a week vacation πŸ™‚

      Next post will be about my experience in Denmark, and what freedom has done to me πŸ™‚

  7. Derek says:

    Hi Jens,
    I always love to hear that someone quit working for da man. It’s refreshing as hell.
    Good winds on your voyage.

  8. Sergio Felix says:

    Hey Jens,

    Berget Marketing, man I love the name of your business.

    Wish you all the success in the world in your new ventures and I’m pretty sure you’re going to rock it.

    Looking forward to know more about your interview Jens and hope you have a great weekend, take care. πŸ˜‰

    Sergio

    • It’s awesome that you enjoy Berget Marketing. It took me a long time to decide to go with that name. At first I tried to find a much cooler name, but I thought that I wanted it to be personal, because my business is really all about me… so Berget Marketing says it all. It’s me and I’m doing the marketing for my clients, and I won’t stop until they’re 110% satisfied with the results πŸ™‚

      Have a great weekend Sergio.

  9. Val Adams says:

    WOW! Legoland. Congratulations by the way Jens. Enjoy your vacation.

  10. Mark says:

    Most excellent interview Jens : )

  11. Mark Harai says:

    Anytime you can get out there and share ‘Jens’ with the online community, its a great opportunity for people to get to you what makes you tick : )

    I’m sure we’ll be seeing several of these this year!

  12. Mercedez says:

    If you are providing the content your potential consumers will be interested in, they will follow you.:D

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