We had the good fortune of connecting with Aurora Mai and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aurora, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks can be scary, no matter who you are. But I’m a firm believer that true growth lies outside of your comfort zone, so I’ve taken… a lot of risks in my career and in my life. Here’s how I see it: either you take a risk and succeed, or you take a risk and you “fail” — and that’s actually not so bad at all. Every failure pushes us closer to success, so long as we acknowledge the lessons learned while failing… If I had never learned to take calculated risks, I never would have quit my 9-5 and started my own marketing agency.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
In early 2021, I founded The Visionary House with my best friend and Co-Founder, Chann. The VH is a digital marketing agency whose mission is to provide top-tier, creative services for purpose-fueled brands, clients, and companies. Long story short, we’ve noticed a serious lack of transparency and authenticity in the agency world, and it’s our goal to be the antithesis of that. We put our clients and their values first, always.

Chann and I have been close for years, and we both come from very diverse, but somewhat traditional marketing backgrounds. We had always joked about working together to create a business in some capacity, but never brought that idea to life until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and we both realized that life is too short to not take risks and start the business of your dreams. (Hey, cheesy, but true!) We are both first-time business owners and founders, so we’ve had to learn *A LOT* but it’s been rewarding to say the least.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite thing to do in Denver is just walk around Larimer Square and soak in all the shops, food, and people. It’s picturesque and also full of so many amazing local businesses which we always love to support! Plus, my parents used to frequent Larimer Square in their courting days, so it holds some special significance for me too.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to my parents for loving me and supporting me through it all — even the risks.

Website: www.thevisionaryhouse.com

Instagram: @thevisionaryhouse

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-visionary-house

Twitter: @VisionaryHouse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevisionaryhouse/

Image Credits
Rachel Summer Photography

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