Garry Melville is one-of-a-kind! Anyone who finds their life’s work in inspiring and motivating others to “be all they can be” are bound to be full of spirit, drive, and joy. Get to know Garry as MONK(My Own New Knowledge)!
What city were you born in?
“Brooklyn, New York”.
What is your birth month and why do you think it is?
“October. I need balance in my life”.
What’s fun/interesting about your family of origin?
“We’ve had a set of twins born each generation for four generations”.
What’s something you’ve learned that you had a lot of fun learning?
“When I first started hanging around business owners and seeing how much they pushed themselves. I discovered it could be fun to push myself like that. Getting up a 4:00am to beat the day and grab a couple more hours”.
What led you to go into the area of motivating and public speaking?
“One night, I was so sick with a crippling pain inside. It was so bad that I knew I needed a change. When I had my awakening, I was staring at my phone and looking for a quote to help me make it through. I then realized, after it never came from someone else, that it needed to come from me. For myself and for others”.
What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
“Go for a walk”.
What keeps you up at night?
“My goals. I have a list of ten things to do every day and even if I do eight or nine, I get restless that maybe I didn’t turn every stone”.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “beautiful”?
What is your special gift?
“Being myself. Being goofy, random, silly, and weird. I don’t have to pretend to be something I’m not. I am who I am. Hope you like it but, if not, you can leave it”.
If there was one thing you could tell the entire world, what would it be?
“Mind your own business! You are worried about the wrong thing. Clear your doorstep then you can help others with theirs”.
What is your passion in life and what do you do to facilitate that passion every day?
“I’m passionate about connecting. I want to learn about others on a deeper level. Not just “hello and good bye”. Get to know others so we can love each other.
This question is from the previous interview with Christian Pelosi, owner of Eden-A Vegan Cafe
‘What do you think your individual role is in this life?’
“I know I can reach someone new everyday. Just continue to push the comfort zone. Reaching out, posting everyday. Blogging for others to see. I put myself out there. I hope by acting as myself, this act alone, maybe others won’t be scared to do the same”.
What question would you want me to ask the next person?
“Would the seven year old you be proud of the adult you are right now and why?”
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