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

Hi Mike, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Well, I think my desire to have my own business(es) is rooted in my nature as a self-starter and entrepreneur. I always love pursuing new ideas and seeing how far I can take them on my own or with the help of collaborators. It’s very fulfilling to have a vision and to bring that vision to fruition by adapting my environment to achieve that end. These adaptations can range from changing my workflow on my computer or in my physical workspace, all the way up to learning entirely new skills.  

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?

I think a big thing that sets me apart from other artists is my ability and willingness to learn new skills on the spot. I think that openness to adding tools to my toolbox has allowed me to improve in all areas of creativity, since my creative vision continues to expand into different media. It has certainly not been easy, but every new project has brought me the opportunity to learn new things and express myself in new and more accurate ways. I’ve overcome the continuous challenge of being overwhelmed by keeping my focus on the final vision I have in mind, and making sure I take care of myself, like getting good sleep and eating healthy. Beyond that, it’s all about keeping a solid set of priorities and living in the moment when working on a project. I would love for the world to know that I never want to stop learning and creating.

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?
I would definitely take a visitor to Horsetooth Reservoir, Hiking in Lory State Park, Driving up through Rocky Mountain National Park, Drinks at Elliot’s or Social in Fort Collins, Brewery visits to Funkwerks, Odell, and Black Bottle, Food at Music City Hot Chicken, Taqueria Los Comales, Sushi Jeju, and Jim’s Wings, Jam at my house and record it (if they’re a musician!)

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I think one organization that has had a huge positive impact on my career, especially with regards to music, is The Music District. Having access to this nonprofit music incubator has really broadened my perspective on what it takes to be successful in a somewhat cutthroat industry. I also learned that my tendency to learn the skills necessary is exactly what I need to reach that success. More specifically within the Music District, I’ve been blessed to receive help from Kyle James Hauser and Alysia Kraft during one of the programs at the MD called The Musical Workout, in which we did deep dives into all aspects of music creation.

Website: mikedavis.media

Image Credits
All photos taken by Emma Holt

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