We had the good fortune of connecting with Casey Muze Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Casey Muze, what matters most to you?
I put a lot of value in two very important ideas. The idea of balance and time. Balance is with the fact that managing any business requires a high level of juggling multiple task. Whether its appointment, documents, creating promo content, or organizing campaigns. There is always so much to do. The list is ongoing. Then the idea of balancing personal life and business life is a separate. Delegating the balancing on life is so very important. Whether you write things down on list keep a digital check off list on your phone. Figuring out your system is the key that matters. Time is a perspective that means “I am doing this and only this right now”. Allowing focus to be present in what exist “now”. This is important for completing task to the best of my ability.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In 2016 I moved to Nacogdoches Tx. I wanted to put my mark on the local music scene. I was a lonely percussionist and drummer that had two hand drums. I walk around the city with them on my shoulder and sat in 5 gigs with local musicians In the first month of residing in the first city in Texas. I wanted ti do something different. So I pursued the idea of started a non profit. So I did. I started Starr Avenue Co. A non profit that celebrates the importance of Identifying the healing the exist in creative processes. Providing presentation that advocate for drumming, painting, and writing intuitionally. Since added photography. In the midst of COVID – 19 Williams started a public brand called AvenueSpeak where he provides team building com munition workshops with hand drum application, peer to peer interviews, presentations on how to create space to process mental health “chaos”. Perserverance has been such an important attribute. As well as Identifying the people that don’t mind. The world is full of people that waiste time hating on others. I stay with the attitude of “those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind”. This is something that my mom gave me when I would get picked on as a kid. Part of doing business is picking the right people to travel the journey with you. Keeping this allows me to audit my circle of people. Whether business or personal.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
food consist of breakfast at Dolli’s, Italian at Napolis, tacos at Al Pastor Dianita, BBQ at Brendyn’s, Indian at Shali’s Indian food truck, drinks and live music and front porch distillery, Stopping by Bosslight Bookstore to see my guy Tim for a round table conversation, swimming at Tankowa Springs. Fredonia Brewry is always cool. Im not even going to get into a list of people because this will be the longest list ever. But trust and believe that most of them will be out and about on the weekend. Well maybe not. COVID-19 got people in the house.
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?
There are way too many people to give credit to. Ill just keep this simple. My mom and my dad. My mom is a speak pathologist and has been an educator for the last at least 34 years. My dad worked tirelessly as I was a kid and still found time to do push ups and sit ups with me every night. These two are solely responsible for who I am. I also had several other really cool individuals that gave me really good direction/wisdom/inspiration as I grew up. This list is composed of teachers, boycott instructors, pastors, and other musicians.
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