Today FTVLive is launching a new segment that will share how your friends/peers/competitors in and around the TV industry work and what they use to make their work and life more efficient.
FTVLive will be sending emails reaching out to some of the cool people in and around the TV News world and sharing their answers with you.
Since this is the first segment, I'll be the guinea pig and go first.
So here is the very first edition of HOW I WORK?
Scott Jones/ FTVLive.com
Location: Fleming Island, Florida
Current gig: CEO/Founder and editor of FTVLive.com
Current computer: Desktop 27" iMac Laptop 13" Original Macbook Air (on its last legs), Google Glass on my face
Current mobile device: Nexus 5
One word that best describes how you work: Passionately
What are your favorite Apps that you can't live without?
I spend most of my time using the Twitter app to keep tabs of what is happening. I never follow more than 100 people on Twitter. I find that even that few people can keep your Twitter feed busy. I use the I Heart Radio app to listen to radio stations outside my market. I download a number of apps, but some only last a day or two on my phone before I delete them.
What's your workspace like?
I work out of a home office. Every weekend I clean up my office and by Friday it is back to a big mess. My cats spend as much time on my desk (or lap) as I do sitting at it. I put a home gym in my house, so when I take a break, I can get in a quick workout. Sitting at the desk all day, does not do a body good.
Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can't you live without?
Without a doubt, It's Google Glass. I have been in the Google Explorer program with Glass for about a month and I love it. Having Glass means I spend less time reaching for my phone. I love the concept behind Google Glass and I'm sure the technology is only going to get better.
What Music are you listening to?
I'm not a huge music listener. I do listen to music while working out or riding my bike. I like most kinds of music, but I'm not a big hard rock fan. Right now, I've been listening to Swedish House Mafia and also Robin Meade's new album.
What's your sleep routine like?
I'm and early to bed and very early to rise kind of guy. Most often I'm in bed by 9PM, although I usually surf the web on my iPad for 45 minutes to an hour before turning off the lights and going to sleep. I'm up around 4:30AM and starting my day. Even on the rare day where I get to sleep in, I still find myself waking up around 5AM. There is no doubt, I need more sleep.
Best Advice you Ever Got?
Take your foot off first base. Let me explain, a friend of mine, who is a giant in business told me "You can't steal second base, without taking your foot off first." In other words you can't chase your dreams and ambitions without taking some chances. It took me a while to take my foot off first base, but I finally did it.
Best Thing About your Job?
I get to interact with so many people, although almost all of it is done either via the phone or email. There are people that I have talked to for years and I feel like I really know them, yet I never have met them face to face.
Worst thing about your Job?
The early wake up and the fact that I update FTVLive.com 7 days a week. In the past year I have taken off only 2 1/2 days. I have a day off planned coming up and I'm looking forward to it. Also, being a one person business means there are no sick days. It is so hard to work when you feel like shit.