We had the good fortune of connecting with David Pfahlert and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, how do you think about risk?
David: I lok at risk as an opportunity to challenge my offerings and limitations and use that as a stepping stone to level up. This thing for me is that risk doesn’t scare me, I almost always just see the opportunity behind the risk and feel compelled to go for it. If you stay in your lane for too long, eventually that lane will end.
Risk has definitely broadened my career because I have often taken on projects that have elements beyond my scope and in return it has expanded and advanced my skillsets. My attitude towards risk is reflected in my relationships & partnerships over the years where I have set a vision or a goal and have been able to inspire and encourage others to get on board and make that dream happen!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Coming from a family of musicians, marketing designers and artists I have always been surrounded by creativity. Being a musician and starting a band got me into stage work for well-known bands on concerts which gave me the knowledge and experience in live-events, working for my dad’s graphic design company taught me design and marketing, and starting my own company at 22 and growing it to major success taught me how to be an entrepreneur and I have been creating businesses for myself and others since then. Creativity isn’t only about art. Creativity is also thinking outside the box, pushing boundaries and finding innovative ways to problem-solve.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story? I have had a wild and renegade past doing as much as I can as fast as I can and living full tilt. I took a couple years off to start a pitbull rescue and I think that time rescuing such lovable dogs coming from harsh situations and doing outreach in the community was a turning point for me in reprioritizing my values and what I want from life. I feel like that time off gave me perspective and pivoted my path in a profound way. In a way past David had a kind of tunnel vision for chasing success. New David is on a path of growing into self-awareness and building on different values. For me, integrity is working hard so that your ability and expertise get you the job. I have the greatest respect for those who marry that kind of integrity with passion, regardless of age, race, industry and background,
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 have lived in many cities across the US, but something about downtown Fort Worth is just so charming and magical. I love the beautiful architecture of the old buildings mixed in with vibrant restaurants, stores and galleries. I would bring my best friend out on a city walk to explore the sights and then down to the riverfront to Woodshed Smokehouse for some good ol’ BBQ and music by the river!
We’ve also been blessed to move into an incredible neighborhood up in Eagle Mountain, so I would take my friend around to our neighbor’s for a day out on the boat, backyard BBQs and neighborhood movie nights.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a heartfelt shoutout to my wife, Jenn, who helps me and the business stay aligned and takes care of the little things that keep the lights on. Her pragmatism brings me back to earth and her care and support keep me going.
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