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What Is Your Calling?

Do we know what is our current career choice, path and journey? If not yet actively engaging and pursuing a career, where do we find ourselves? Are we fulfilling the call in our lives today? Do we see ourselves committed to this this career path in 10 to 20 years. I personally love to reflect upon these important decisions and choices daily. One of the final request of my father was that he desired for me get onto that path of teaching mathematics. At that time prior to my father's passing... I tutored mathematics throughout our state and I stated to my father that I am doing just that. I also mentioned to him he'd be happy what I've accomplished up to that point in all aspects as a beatboxer as well. On the day my father passed on I tutored mathematics to a student. That was on Father's Day. Since that time, in honor of my father's memory and legacy, I looked into the steps I will determine to take to become a full time mathematics teacher during the 3rd Annual "It's Great To Be A Teacher" Conference. Within this week I visited my former academic counselor and we accessed my academic career though my transcripts at the University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻolani Community College, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and MELE Program through Honolulu Community College and Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Music Business And Entertainment. I looked through it on my own time and I said to myself, "wow, I did put in the work on the real." Speaking from experience, I know personally that me having earned a degree versus me not having a degree does make a tremendous difference. It's about having a finishing spirit. It's not how we start that is important. It is how we finish that is important. I am seeing and realizing that today and I do see the fruit of the seasons of plowing, sowing time, seed and harvest.

I wrote out my list of career aspirations and choices from childhood until now. Many I've actively pursued and others not, and ones I am actively engaging in. I have to say I've lived through amazing experiences in my career as a professional beatboxer, mathematician and blogger.

​- Comic Book Artist (published, wrote and drew countless homemade comic books)
- Soccer Athlete (leading goal scorer; Mr. Hustle Award Winner)
​- Judo Fighter (bronze, silver and gold medalist; known as Spider-Man)
​- Beatboxer (Hawaii's Human Beatbox, 3rd Place McDonald's NextNext Music Contest Winner, Best Perfomer Hawaii Scene Choice Award winner, Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee, Best of Honolulu Weekl
y Local Musician Winner, motivational speaker, beatbox teacher, nominated top 150 professional beatboxer for Beatbox Battle World Championship)
​- Mathematician (Supplemental Instruction Leader, Mathematics Tutor...
motivational speaker, I do see that full time mathematics teaching is the call to settle)
​- Minister And Dispenser of the Gospel (Life Group Leader... people have shared that I should become a pastor,
motivational speaker)
​- Commander in Chief/President of the United States of America (I do not currentl
y see this as my calling)
​- Honolulu Fire Fighter/First
Responder (I do not currently see this as my calling)
​- Airman/Air Force of the United States Armed Forces (I took and passed two pr
e-ASVAB tests to qualify, do not currently see this as my calling)
​- Blogger/Writer/Author/Publisher (JasonTom.com's Music, Hip Hop And Faith Life Blog reaches 2.5 million page viewers and 2.3 million unique households,
motivational speaker)
​- Professional Student/Scholar (Beijing Foreign Studies Universit
y/Freeman Foundation Scholarship/Phi Theta Kappa Scholar, motivational speaker)
​- Son/Brother/Uncle/Cousin, etc.

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Myself, imagine how simple allow god to guide to give opportunity make a difference. I thought experience in college, one professor didn’t want listen or help. I definitely refuse drop out but took long time to receive a.s degree

I used to think my calling would be an animator or a comic book artist. I used to think it would be a girlfriend, a wife, and a mother. At one point of my life I stopped looking for my calling because I gave up. I never would have thought I’d be a toy maker and a jewelry maker. It’s a great feeling to see people with my toys and jewelry happily wearing it or playing with it.

I wish someday we're jam together haha
Im alfred from philippines

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a nurse because I wanted to help others and I always had a caring spirit. I did not choose this field but instead went in another direction. It still pertained to helping others but rather young children so I became a preschool teacher. I'm soon to graduate with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. God has a plan for everyone and we need to be obedient to whatever it is that He has called us to be.

Currently pursuing my dream of working with kids full time. I substitute teach and go to school.

Great article Jason !!! I don't see myself doing same what I'm doing today. I see myself in near future on a higher position and I'm working for that to achieve my goals. And is always a pleasure to read your blog

a Writer or Artist.



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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, is an American award-winning entertainer of Hawaii Chinese ancestry. More than meets the eye, he is also a speaker and life coach who engages through Jason Tom Academy's emphasis on "foundation" in the Word of God, mathematics and beatboxing. Tom coached Siri how to "boots and cats." Tom launched and publishes JASONTOM.COM that impacts 2.5 million page viewers and 2.4 million unique individuals and households to the top throughout our world.

 

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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, is an American award-winning entertainer of Hawaii Chinese ancestry. More than meets the eye, he is also a speaker and life coach who engages through Jason Tom Academy's emphasis on "foundation" in the Word of God, mathematics and beatboxing. Tom coached Siri how to "boots and cats." He launched and publishes JASONTOM.COM that impacts 2.5 million page viewers and 2.4 million unique individuals and households to the top throughout our world.

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Too bad I missed it! I should have requested the day off.

Looking forward to it! Thank you for sowing into my friend Ruby & I.

Congratulations on having your video featured on TED-Ed! I won’t be able to make it because I lead a Connect Group at that time. I’ll have Siri watch it for me.

This is so awesome Jason! Congratulations to Hazel, Moriah, & Micaiah!

Awesome JT. You have many gifts, skills, and much talent. I think you have found another calling for yourself and another way to help people. Mahalo nui for sharing and continuing to inspire.