10 with a 10: Samantha Radics

10 with a 10:
10 questions
with a 10.

Self-explanatory.

The part that might need a little explaining is that these aren't 10's in the junior high hot or not rating pool sense.
These are 10's because they're Toronto women who are honest, encouraging fighters willing to let us into their story. Willing to let me ask vulnerable questions so that we can all take notes week after week from different women who are simply killin' it.

This week, Samantha Radics, a babe on wheels who kinda just smokes all others. She's an actual, for real, bonfide bad ass.
Yet, she's as giving, gracious, kind, funny and wise as they come.

So basically, Viktor Radics, you pulled a total winner. 

1. What do you do and what does it give to people?

What do I do?... My current job is working at a Motorcycle Lifestyle shop on Ossington. Both Viktor and I work there. I think that together we are community builders and it happens to stem within the Toronto motorcycle scene. Caring about the people and helping them connect to others is kind of our thing and we do that through multiple platforms. It is evident that belonging to any community in this city is super valuable. 

2. What's a piece of advice you consistently find yourself giving out but find hard to take yourself?

All advice is easier to give out than it is to take.
All of it, and I give a lot of advice. I think I'm wise until it comes full circle. 

Passenger Me: Patience is a virtue.

Driver Me: *&^*&%%*&^kjshdf!

3. How do you rely on others to make you better?

Honesty.

Productive criticism and encouragement.  I try to surround myself with people who I know will call me on my shit, even though I hate it and may put up a fight at first.
Not everyone will give me honesty, maybe from fear of offense and the possibility of tarnishing a "friendship".
Call me on my shit, preferably gently. Thats how I know you really care. 

4. Someone gives you 50 mill. What's the FIRST way your life changes?

Well, I live in Toronto so I would no longer be in debt, obviously. That is the story for most of us, so besides the obvious, I would work for myself.
I would be able to afford the pursuit of a few passion projects currently sitting on the back burner. 50 Mil would let me bring those to life. 

5. What has compelled you forward more than anything else?

Vision.  The proverb says that,

"Without vision, the people perish".

I have found this to be true in my own life while inevitably plunging down a dark hole. While sitting in that hole I had someone ask me what vision I had been given for my life. What does that even mean?? Damn, what a question. I literally had no clue, but the idea that there was a reason for being alive sent me on pursuit to discover exactly what it was. It provoked the desire to know what I was called to. Not specifically, such as "I will be a dancer", but rather what is my whole purpose?
What will I be leaving behind?
If I was designed for something what was it?
Knowing my purpose or the pursuit of, was finally a reason to wake up in the morning. A reminder of my true identity. 

6. Do you like when people ask you, "Where do you want to be in 5 years?"

Indifferent.
Why five years tough?
Isn't one enough?

My life is the type to change dramatically in under a year, so this question obviously excludes my life...

7. If someone was handed a script of your inner dialogue this week, what would it say?

This grilled cheese from Veghed was only $6.00...winning. 

8. Are you spontaneous?

50% of the the time?
I can be spontaneous and go where the wind takes me, but I also like to plan.
I definitely like a good plan. 

9. Are you failing differently each time? 

I fail a lot. Most of the time at the same things. I am consistently failing to learn my lessons, or maybe it is that I learn something new each time?

Either way, I would prefer to fail differently each time because that would result in moving forward from the same mistake over and over. 

Blah....

10.  Paul Newman or Robert Redford?

Two words: Perfect hair. 

 

*You can find that golden nibble in Proverbs 29:18.