Model Scout and Digital Entrepreneur, John Paul Pfeiffer
Entrepreneur, CEO of Interact Digitally/Model Scout and Owner at Commence Quest, Real Estate, BMX Pro, and Athlete
As you have probably guessed by now, I am inspired by doers. Many of these “doers” are people I call dear friends. I have watched John Paul Pfeiffer soar in all he has focused on. I think it’s a great roadmap for many models and entrepreneurs.
~ JP, you and I have known each other for quite some time. I met you when you were modeling but I remember you always studying business and finance books. So, I’m not surprised by your business success. Talk about what you are working on currently?
JP: Recently, I started a company called Interact Digitally, its a culmination of everything I’ve learned with marketing my own companies: Commence Quest, Modeling Apts, Grant Island, and Playa Pochomil. So, all the studying, taking thousands of dollars in classes, has led me to build Interact Digitally.
I recently just launched Interact Digitally. This business will open up opportunities for many businesses, from doing it yourself or a full spectrum concierge service.
~How do you juggle all the time zones?
JP: Pochomil, Nicaragua is in a time zone one hour away. CQ, in the beginning, had a lot of business in Asia, representing over 40+ models. As well as clients in NYC, the model needs such as travel, and living arrangements. After awhile of crazy sleep schedules for 3–4 years, I realized I had to shift my energy to the talent who were generating the most money.
All the experiences came in very handy and I learned a lot.
~ What motivates you? What's your passion(s)?
JP: My passion outside of work was BMX for 15 years, traveling the world training and racing BMX bikes. A few years ago I decided to focus on my other businesses and close the book on my BMX career.
Also, traveling to Grant Island which is an integral part of my life. I am very passionate about being successful and helping others achieve their goals.
I learned motivation through my father, he taught me my drive. As a teenager, my dad would take me to dinner and nail into my head about being the best in whatever I do. I’m so grateful that he instilled that kind of motivation.
~ What are your intentions for this decade, now coined the new normal?
JP: I will focus more on my work, accomplishing goals that I have planned. As the business is shifting, it’s time to pivot to what I specialize in which more niche brands and global markets that I know well.
~ What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?
JP: I would tell him to focus on specializing and being the best at that one thing he loves. The people that I look up to did many things as far as being athletes but focused on one thing. Like Michael Jordan in basketball, so I probably would have focused solely on baseball.
~ What inspires you?
JP: Successful people inspire me like Tony Robbins who inspires others to do more, be better. I’m inspired by successful people.
~Where do you find balance?
JP: I find balance in moving around, checking out my properties, traveling while modeling, and scouting for models. I think I find balance in learning, moving, and that way, you can never be bored.
Instagram: @interactdigitally and @commencequest
Website: www.interactdigitally.com and www.commencequest.com