Chris Reeves is the founder of 2930 Creative, a digital advertising agency in Dallas, Texas focused on helping the nonprofit, medical, tourism, and mortgage industries. Chris and his team have also began branching off into many new mediums, including a Facebook Live show and two podcasts: “The Creative Block Podcast” and “One-Star Review.”
In this episode, Chris discusses:
-How he and his wife started 2930 Creative and how he is surprised to have made it five years strong.
-Not quitting when the going gets tough and continuing to persevere.
-How and why he started the new podcasts “The Creative Block” and “One Star Review.”
-The fear that comes when you start a new creative project.
-Coping with loss and how experimentation with new projects have helped him.
-How technology has made things both easier and harder.
-His earliest creative moments.
-His experiences being in a ska punk band as well performing as a DJ.
-The idea of having creative “phases.”
-How he and his wife balance their time.
-The importance of making some separations between work life and home life.
-How he gets past the “shiny object” syndrome and decides which of his many ideas are valuable enough to pursue.
-The importance of giving back.
-Making a “creative bucket list.”
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“I think the biggest reason we made it is that we didn’t quit.”
“I think it’s just not quitting. Because it is easy when things get hard to just do something different.”
“The idea was born out of the fact that chasing down clients for money is not very fun.”
“It’s always scary when you start a new thing. I think every creative feels that way.”