Meet Me Monday: Janar Toomet
- Introduce yourself shortly.
Most of my decisions and actions are based on the goals I wish to achieve in life. I think that one’s time should be spent doing meaningful things. That’s why entertainment and free time have their own purpose. The people closest to me often describe me as calm and thorough. It’s hard to argue with that.
- Three facts about you.
- I try to find up to three alternatives before judging a situation.
- I’m not afraid of losing. I enjoy giving my best even if the hoped result isn’t guaranteed.
- I believe that happiness, content and love only exist for a few moments and to experience it you must give something in return.
- What do you like the most about studying at EBS?
The supportive environment. I’m amazed how many people actually know and care about what you’re up to and how you’re doing it. If you contribute something to the school on your own initiative, you can be sure it’ll be acknowledged.
- How did the journey to becoming a top footballer begin?
In second grade my friend invited me to come to a football training. There were kids there who had already been playing for a few years and I was obviously worse than them. I wanted to become better at it and I was actually the only one who showed up the next training.
- What has been the most challenging/toughest and the most memorable thing during your career?
Staying true to myself has definitely been the most challenging. Focusing on short-term goals can affect a lot of decisions and actions. The most memorable have been the people who have trusted me. That’s how the most valuable experiences happen.
- Name three things on your Bucket list.
- Master’s degree
- Versatile job experiences
- My own company
- How do you spend your time when you’re not at school nor on the football field?
I spend most of my free time on training and studying different things. A few keywords are health, relationships and psychology.
- If you could live the life of anyone famous, who would you choose?
There’s a conflict of interests here since I don’t really want to be famous. Contributing to a project that would help a lot of people would motivate me. As an entrepreneur, you could get that kind of an opportunity.
I wouldn’t necessarily want to live someone else’s life but I do look up to Charlie Munger and his interviews.
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
It would be cool to read people’s thoughts. I’d use it to give everyone that opportunity. Although at first it would be only a short-term experiment. 😀
- How do you imagine your life to be in 10 years?
As a person who would answer all of these questions differently. It’s a good one.
- Your favourite quote.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” -Jim Ryun
Translator: Triin Tikk
Editor: Kart Mättikas
Photo: Janar Toomet