I'm excited to share this week's guest contributor with you! Jared Cutler and I met through mutual friends in college and instantly connected. He's one of the hardest working people I've ever met. He's always been passionate about the work that he does and always goes above and beyond what he's responsible for. We've always had a special bond that no matter where in the world we are, or how infrequently we talk - things never change and we'll always love and support one another.
JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY OF SHARING STORIES AND INSPIRING ONE ANOTHER TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.
READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JARED CUTLER.
How do you spend your days?
Weekdays are certainly different than weekends like most Americans. I'll wake up at 7:45am and go to the gym from 8:00am - 9:00am. After that I eat breakfast, which is either almond butter and jelly on toast or a breakfast sandwich with eggs. Then, I'll walk my wife to work at Georgetown University Hospital. A fifteen-minute drive to work in Virginia is where I spend the next nine hours or so grinding away trying to build a business. I'm extremely passionate about my career and being the best at what I do. When I get home from work, I check in with my wife to see if she is finished working because I will walk her home. We cook dinner together, watch a little television, and then hit the sack. Weekends are all about spending time with my wife, friends, and family.
What are three things you are grateful for?
1. My Life.
2. My Family.
3. My Friends.
Explain you lifestyle in 5 words or less.
Work hard, play hard.
If you were to attend a potluck dinner, what would you bring?
Cookies and/or meatballs.
If you could gift everyone you meet with one book, what would it be and why?
Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. It's one of my favorite stories and it puts life into a simple perspective. There are many places we will go, literally and figuratively speaking. Each "chapter" of life brings something new, and it's all meant to happen for a reason.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Check on my wife.
If you could change one thing in your daily routine, what would it be? What would it take for you to make that change?
Tough question and I don't have an answer.
What does being healthy mean to you?
Being mentally and physically in balance. Eating right (no junk food, no caffeine, etc.), exercising regularly, not stressing, and being neither depressed nor anxious.
Have you ever been faced with health concerns that pushed you to change your lifestyle?
When I found out my cholesterol was 222, I became a pescatarian for a couple of months. Although I am no longer a pescatarian, I've drastically changed my diet. The other day I had my blood drawn, so we'll see if my cholesterol has gone down at all.
What song can immediately change your mood in the best way possible?
Almost any Phish song will do the trick.
What is one piece of advice someone has given you that shifted your way of thinking?
Depression is caused by the past and you can't change what's happened in the past. Anxiety is caused by the future and you can't always control it, but at least try to as much as possible.
What article of clothing/outfit do you feel most empowered wearing?
Kangol corduroy hat.
Complete this sentence: "In order to be happy, I need to..."
Eliminate any negative energy and seize the day.
What do you have going on in your life that you'd like to share with the (So)(Co) Community?
I'm going to be a dad this month!
UPDATE: Jared's adorable son, Rocco was born on June 23, 2015!!!!!
Jared Culter was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He has one older brother, and always aspired to be just like his father. He attended the University of Vermont for freshman year of college and graduated cum laude from Ithaca College. Coincidentally, Jared lived with Harper in the East Village during the summer of 2007 before working for the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jared worked in NYC for the NBA for about three years before launching ScoreBig. During his time at ScoreBig, he met the love of his life, Kelly. In 2014, he left ScoreBig to go to DTI Management, moved to Washington DC, and married Kelly.
Note from Harper: Jared's never been big on social media but I love him anyway.