We had the good fortune of connecting with Cameron Douglas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cameron, how do you think about risk?
What’s life without risks? I think taking risks or the lack thereof, defines who you become from a youth throughout adulthood. It’s about managing risk whether great or small and learning from any lesson that comes. I weigh risk levels against reward levels to calculate it; a daily practice of mine.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Art derives from the depiction of human experience, so that is exactly what we have to create; a human experience. Well more or less. Creative direction is the process of “Overseeing it all” but isn’t as easy as it sounds though. It truly takes an expertise and a capacity of understanding that can be hard to enjoy sometimes. However, it enables you to motivate people and watch entrepreneurs reach their goals which is very rewarding. The most important lessons I’ve learned along the way are to stack your team, ask only forgiveness, consistency and persistence, be uncomfortable, learn from losses, and learn what you don’t know.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Whew, loaded question here. We would have to kick the week off with a mountain climb just to break the lungs in followed by brunch at a local spot. Brunch is kind of a trend from Sunday to Sunday these days. Red Rocks Amphitheatre would be on the list of stops and any local functions happening in my network. Support is a valuable form of currency and the more you have of it the better. Cranking the city out we would have to take to Larimer St. via scooter to tour the downtown area, just to uber back to the ballpark district for a couple drinks at viewhouse. Outdoor activities like snowboarding and hiking are some of the more rewarding hobbies to enjoy and are typically the means to meeting some of the most down to earth people.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Yes, I want to give a shout out to the rest of the members of GNC Productions, all the countless victims of police brutality, all of my network throughout Illinois, and my mom Renae Sledge.