“My Team Is The Most Important Part Of My Life And Their Growth Is More Important Than Mine:” A TDQ Q&A With Entrepreneur Jared Goetz

Jared Goetz

Jared Goetz is a young and successful entrepreneur who wants to show you how you can be successful too. (He can’t do anything about your age. Yet.)

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with entrepreneur Jared Goetz. Jared spoke with us about his goals for helping others with his website, why he’s a fan of Mark Cuban and his advice for other would-be entrepreneurs. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Jared Goetz:

The Daily Quarterly: What made you decide to become an entrepreneur?

Jared Goetz: : It came down to my upbringing. I wanted a lot and didn’t have it and knew I needed to get it. No matter what that meant— I knew I had to make massive impacts on the world in order to provide for the people I care about. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the unconditional and insane amount of love for my mother… my motivation levels would be drastically lower. That lady is my driving ‘why’.

TDQ: Who was your favorite entrepreneur growing up?

JG: Mark Cuban. He’s been involved with so many businesses, and just has a calm and collected confidence about him that I admire.

TDQ: What is the best advice you have ever gotten?

JG: “It’s only failure if you give up.” My baseball coach said this to me. And when he told us that, it wasn’t just about practicing a swing… it’s about life in general. And yes! I’ve had a lot of ‘learning mistakes,’ but never any failures!

Jared Goetz

Jared Goetz giving instruction for his eCom Hacks Academy, an Online Course and Consulting Firm.

TDQ: What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?

JG: “Stop spending so much time on something you don’t know how to do.” Let’s just say the person who gave me this advice is currently loving their accounting job… I couldn’t imagine that level of complacency. Learning is living and knowledge is power!

TDQ: Who are your influences?

JG: My girlfriend, mom, grandmother and a handful of people I’m blessed enough to consider best friends. The golf course also has a huge influence on me. Oh, and I can’t forget my dog, Nula. She’s a constant reminder to have fun!

TDQ: Tell us about your courses and programs on JaredGoetz.com

JG: We help people out with learning commerce like an expert. We want drop shipping and online businesses to be as trustworthy and professional as possible. By enabling others to work at the highest level… we can really change lives. The best part is building a profitable business like this is an evergreen skillset. The most rewarding part about helping people is the messages and videos I get thanking me for helping them out. The thing is though… none of this change would be happening without committed people ready for growth!

Jared Goetz

Here you might expect us to make a play on words and say something like “Jared Goetz…Whatever Jared wants Jared gets.” But we’re not going to do that. Instead we are going to quote poet lauriate Britney Spears:

“You want a Lamborghini? Sippin’ martinis?
Look hot in a bikini? You better work…”
-B. Spears

TDQ: You’ve been named one of the top entrepreneurs under 30… Does that just confirm how well what you’ve been doing has worked the past couple years, or is it more motivation to stay on top?

JG: It’s definitely humbling, but I really don’t like to compare myself to others, especially by age. I care about making the biggest difference— that’s all.

TDQ: What project or sector are you working on next?

JG: I’m working on a little something that I like to consider revolutionary. Something that I’m not quite ready to share just yet, but I’m so excited to share this project when the world is ready for it! Seriously hoping to change what we know about innovation and advancing society.

TDQ: What advice would you give young entrepreneurs trying to get something started?

JG: This is a super easy answer for a super easy question. Get started. The best advice I can give is to go do that thing you’re planning on doing… stop planning and just do it!

TDQ: Where do you see yourself in five years?

JG: I don’t like to think about where I see myself in 5 years as much as I like to think about where do I see the people I surround myself with being in 5 years. I want everyone to eat. My team is the most important part of my life and their growth is more important than mine… if they’re growing, I know I’m doing all right.

Check out Jared on Facebook and follow him on Instagram.

Jared Goetz

At the end of the day it isn’t about the money. It’s about taking care of the people (and dogs) you care about.

“M*A*S*H Veteran David Ogden Stiers Has Died

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers, left, first met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, center, on the set of M*A*S*H. DiMaio was set to have a more prominent role in the series but managed to amputate the wrong leg of a patient and was dropped by the production company’s malpractice insurance.

Newport, OR—Let us put this as clearly and succinctly as possible: Korean War veteran and former talking clock David Ogden Stiers has died from bladder cancer. He was 75.

Best known for his role as arrogant but brilliant New England surgeon Charles Emerson Winchester on M*A*S*H for the last six years of the program, Stiers also appeared in such television shows as “North and South,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” a slew of Perry Mason movies as the losing D.A. and “Two Guys and a Girl.”

On the big screen, aside from voicing Cogsworth in “Beauty and the Beast,” Stiers was also in “Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time,” “Lady in the Water,” “RECOiL” and “Better off Dead.”

He was also an accomplished conductor, working with the Newport Symphony Orchestra in Oregon, as well as 70 other orchestras around the world.

“There’s Almost Nothing Like It, When You Get To Do Both. It’s The Ultimate Self-Expression:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor-Musician Aylam Orian

Aylam Orian

Aylam Orian is Cleveland born, Israel raised, and a student of many arts. Aylam has worked behind the scenes, in front of the scenes and, likely, to either side of them. He also is a musician in two musical groups.

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with Aylam Orian. Aylam spoke to us about his work on the latest Stargate series Stargate Origins, his inspirations in entertainment and his work in not one, but two bands. Here is our TDQ Q&A with Aylam Orian:

The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to get into show business?

Aylam Orian: It was a process. I always loved the arts, and loved watching TV shows and films growing up, but I never thought about entering show business as a career and profession. But then while being a psychology student in college, I started working as an usher in an art house cinema, and got to see films in a different way, as an art form, which made me want to learn it myself. So I quit psychology and switched to film school, and liked it so much that I’ve been in this business ever since. Behind the cameras at first, but after trying being in front of them, there was no going back.

TDQ: Who was your favorite actor growing up?

AO: I didn’t have one favorite, but I liked Lee Majors, who played Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man. I liked Jack Lord from Hawaii Five-O, and I liked this British actor, Roy Marsden, who played Detective Dalgliesh in a series of British TV crime shows. Oh, and Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music!

TDQ: What was your favorite TV show growing up?

AO: Since I grew up on American TV shows (even though I didn’t grow up in the US), I had many favorites, like Steve Austin and Hawaii Five-O as mentioned, or Kojak, Starsky & Hutch, The High Chaparral, The Love Boat, Little House on the Prairie, The Muppets, and many more. But I think my favorite was this puppets scf-fi British show called Thunderbirds, about a family of super heroes who operate all kinds of awesome space crafts in their rescue missions.

Aylam Orian has got range.

Aylam Orian has got range. From a Rabbi in the sitcom 30 Rock to a Stargate hungry Nazi in Stargate Origins.

TDQ: Who are your influences?

AO: In my profession, acting, my influences are great working actors and directors, who have given us some of the most iconic works of art in the film (and now TV too) medium, such as French director François Truffaut, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, British Director Stephen Frears, American director David Lynch, and actors Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther), Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional), Mads Mikkelsen (Open Hearts), Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy), Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman), Daniel Day Lewis (Phantom Thread) and Live Schreiber (Ray Donovan), to name a few.

TDQ: What was the best advice you ever got?

AO: It’s not an advice that I’ve gotten personally, but one that I heard, said by Steve Martin actually: “whatever makes you unique as a performer – do it! And know that there’s room for you!”

TDQ: What was the worst advice you ever got?

AO: “Don’t move to Los Angeles, you’re too old.”

Stargate Origins - Connor Trinneer, Ellie Gall and Aylam Orian (photo by Joe Adams)

Aylam Orian on the set of Stargate Origins with cast memebers Connor Trinneer and Ellie Gall. (photo by Joe Adams)

TDQ: Tell us about your role on the latest Stargate installment, Stargate Origins

AO: I play the show’s villain, Dr. Wilhelm Brücke, a high-ranking Nazi officer, who is an expert in the occult and the paranormal, and who is obsessed with the Stargate and tries to harness its power for his own megalomaniac plan. I am butting heads throughout the show with the “good guys” – Catherine Langford and her father Professor Paul Langford (from the original Stargate movie!), who are trying to save the Stargate, and the world, from me!

TDQ: You’re also a musician, playing guitar in the bands The Historians and The Ellermans. How does working in front of a camera compare to writing and performing your own music?

AO: Well the performing part in both of them is kinda the same. It’s you standing there in front of an audience or a camera, and giving your version of something that you, or someone else wrote. You are bringing something to life, giving it interpretation, in the moment, using your instrument, be it your body or a musical instrument attached to your body. But the writing-your-own-material part is of course an extra level of excitement! There’s almost nothing like it, when you get to do both. It’s the ultimate self-expression.

TDQ: What project will you be working on next?

AO: Ha, that’s a good question! Still looking for it! Haha… but in August comes out a film I worked on last year, the thriller “Three Seconds” starring Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike and Common. Should be fun!

TDQ: Where do you see yourself in five years?

AO: In a big mansion in Beverly Hills! Just kidding… I hope to be playing a lead role on a good show, for several seasons, perhaps a show I wrote myself (talking about writing your own material!). That would be very fulfilling and nice!

Follow Aylam on Twitter and check out his website.

Aylam Orian - Thunderbirds

TDQ Pictures is pleased to announce that work has begun on a new live action Thnderbirds series featuring Aylam Orian as pilot Virgil Tracy. The series is caught in a bit of a snag in the early stages of production: Specifically how to hide the wires on the live action marionettes. But as soon as this technical difficulty is overcome and a script is written the series will be forthcoming.

Frasier’s Dad, John Mahoney Dies At 77

John Mahoney

John Mahoney, right, with actor Richard Dreyfus, center, and RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, left. DiMaio played the role of an additional aluminum siding salesman in the film Tin Men but the part was later cut because focus groups felt there were one too many aluminum siding salesmen.

Chicago—Actor John Mahoney, best known as Frasier’s former cop pop Martin Crane on the NBC hit “Frasier” from 1993 to 2004, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 77.

Born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, Mahoney moved to the United States in the 1950s and got his start as an actor when he joined John Malkovich and Gary Sinise in Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre in 1977. He would go on to win a Tony Award for his role in “The House of Blue Leaves.”

On the big screen, he appeared in such films as “Eight Men Out,” “Say Anything…,” “RECOiL” and “The Manhattan Project.”

Besides “Frasier,” he also appeared in TV shows like “Becker,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “ER” and “3rd Rock From the Sun.”

Mahoney never married or had any children. 

Baby, If You’ve Ever Wondered, Wondered Whatever Became of Hugh Wilson, He Died

Hugh Wilson

Hugh WIlson, left, and the cast of WKRP in Cincinnati. RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio was supposed to play the lead role in the series as DJ Jeff Jessica. As luck would have it DiMaio read a Popular Science article just before shooting about the soon to be released Sony Walkman and assumed the cassette tape would mean the down fall of broadcast radio.

Charlottesville, VA— Hugh Wilson, creator of such classic television shows as “WKRP in Cincinnati” and “The Famous Teddy Z,” died on Monday, January 15th, after an illness. He was 84.

Wilson got his start in television writing for “The Bob Newhart Show,” and went on to write for “The Tony Randall Show” and “The Chopped Liver Brothers” before achieving fame with WKRP. He won an Emmy Award for writing on the short-lived CBS sitcom “Frank’s Place” in 1988.

He was also an alumni of the University of Florida School of Journalism, and inspired scores of other Gators to begin websites and aspire to be TV show creators and writers.

On the big screen, he directed and co-wrote “Police Academy,” “Rustlers’ Rhapsody,” “RECOiL” and “Guarding Tess.”

He is survived by his wife, five children and four grandchildren.