In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Rishon Blumberg. The Co-founder of 10x Management, 10x Ascend, and Brick Wall Management, Rishon shares spending his childhood in New York City and talks about the importance of content!
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it’s only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Rishon Blumberg.
Rishon Blumberg, Co-Founder of 10x Management, 10x Ascend, and Brick Wall Management, shares spending his childhood in New York City and talks about the importance of content!
Continue reading to find out more!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My mother has been the biggest influence in my life. My father passed away when I was 12 so I was largely raised by my mother.
She’s taught me so many lessons it’s impossible to narrow it down. She’s had an epic life. Starting as a child of the Holocaust during WWII, she reunited with her father (who was in the USA) at age 14 as the only survivor from her family to make it out of Poland.
Her father, my grandfather, had been locked out of Poland when Germany invaded in 1939. She missed out on school until high school but still managed to graduate with honors in 3 years, graduate college with honors in 3 years, and then get her master’s degree in social work. She was a career woman with her own therapy practice starting in the 1970s and worked up until her retirement last year (at age 90). I think that short bio says it all!
Tell us about your childhood, what was the best part?
Growing up in NYC was awesome. I was exposed to so many different types of people – from artists to bankers and beyond.
Growing up in NYC, surrounded by such rich culture has really influenced me. My father passing away when I was 12 influenced me…but frankly, every interaction I have had/currently do have has influenced me.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
As stated, I’m born and raised in NYC. The city has changed a lot since I was young, but the undercurrent of excitement here hasn’t faded.
The world is going through some major changes now, and dense cities, in particular, are being re-shaped as we speak. That said, NYC feels as alive today as it ever has which is comforting.
How important a role does content play in your life?
We are surrounded 24/7/365 by content. This is both a blessing and a curse. If you’re stuck in an echo chamber, you’re only seeing what’s being fed to you by an algorithm. This can have horrible effects – as we’ve seen.
But if you pick and choose your sources of content, and stay open to new and different ideas, there is no better time in world history to learn about every topic under the sun. The amount of information (factual information) at one’s fingertips now is staggering.
Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
I’m definitely not a full-time content creator. I try to write about things that affect me or touch on the mission of my work. Sometimes those topics are planned out by me and my team, sometimes they pop up spontaneously based on world events.
I started creating content to express things I was seeing within the freelance economy. It felt very novel at the time and I felt I had something to contribute to the narrative. That’s still largely what compels me today as well. It’s what led to us writing Game Changer: How to be 10x in the Talent Economy.
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
How challenging it is to make one’s content truly interesting to the reader. Often you have to determine in advance who the reader is, and tailor your writing to “them”. Sometimes that reader is clear, sometimes less clear.
But the more you can tailor what you have to say to the audience that is likely to be interested, the more likely that content will resonate when consumed.
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
I really love when someone reads something I’ve written, or listens to a podcast I’ve appeared on and they send me a note letting me know how my words touched them. It’s really heart-warming to know that you’re having a positive impact in someone’s life.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
Well, to get off the career topic, my family just added a puppy to our lives. A 5-month-old, long-haired miniature Dachshund named Penny Lane. She’s awesome and adorable.
I don’t really have long-term career goals. I’m not that deliberate😊 I love what I do, and I hope I can continue to do it at a high level for many years to come.
What drives you to create content regularly?
I create when I have something to say or a lesson to teach. As mentioned, sometimes those are planned out and sometimes they’re spontaneous.
How do you make sure that you aren’t affected by nasty comments and negative things said about you?
Anytime you’re putting yourself out into the world, fostering an opinion or commenting on something you expose yourself to criticism. It’s just something you have to resign yourself to. I just ignore it and move on.
Anything else you would like our audience to know about you!
I love playing Scrabble and tennis!
How would you want people to remember you?
I’d like to be remembered as someone who is ethical and kind.
What’s success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
To me, being successful is creating a life for yourself that is “happy” and fulfilling. It’s not about money, or climbing the ladder per se, for me, it’s more about not sweating the small stuff and not being too negatively affected by the big stuff. Staying cool and calm and kind.
Who’s your favorite creator?
I read a lot of books, a mix of biographies and fiction (with a bent for historical fiction). So, I tend to be more of a long-form content reader.
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
Have a viewpoint. Have a real opinion. Say something that will help guide or change someone’s life, even in a very small way.
Check out his advice for all the employers in 2021 here!