We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Bolser and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kevin, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Haha what’s that?! Honestly, I’m really bad about this; but its getting better! Crazy hours, I learned, rarely equal productivity. For me it was all about finding a rhythm day to day. Once I could be more proactive than reactive, I was able to prioritize a little more clearly. From there my work/life balance & productivity improved dramatically. Win-win!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Lucky Horseshoe Customs is a motorcycle service & repair shop in Englewood, and the mechanic side of Broadway Customs.
One thing that sets us apart is our family owned background. We have such a strong team dynamic, everybody pitches in to help each other and it really shows in our quality of product.
I think a core element to the business success is Faith. Entrepreneurship isn’t easy & if your starting from scratch you have got to learn quickly. All of the stressors can tear you apart. Having faith that things will work out helps keep me level headed to make objective decisions & clear minded enough to see creative solutions. Hand in hand with faith comes grit. Sometimes things work out but not as we had thought. Having the grit to stick to the plan and see it play out no matter how hard it gets, is something that I think has to go together with faith.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First things first I’d stop by the shop and grab motorcycles, and find the easiest way to some front range canyons. After a quick motorcycle tour of downtown & Colfax, we’d hit South Broadway for anything food truck or green chili. If the Rockies are home maybe catch some cheap seats. Otherwise cruise Broadway back to Englewood stopping at all the cool venues along the way.
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?
Friends & family are a large component for sure! Without their seemingly endless encouragement, none of this would be possible. I’ve been blessed in my life with some amazing opportunities, but the people around me are the greatest blessing. One that really deserves a shoutout is my business partner, Cody Kiebler. Over the years he’s been a teacher, mentor, & spectacular friend. We’ve been through some crazy adventures & countless “all-nighters”; all the while keeping things light & encouraging. When things are exhausting that’s a priceless commodity.