We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Sacks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eric, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
Its quite pertinent to do something you Love, because there will be hard times and challenges that you’ll need to overcome. But your love of what you’re doing will pull you through b/c you actually enjoy it, and are passionate about it.
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.
What sets me or my biz apart from others is that its completely unique. As an event space, we have zero competition in Dallas, TX b/c its a style all its own. Its not a generic hotel ballroom or 4 white walled art gallery. Its strange bizarre eccentric French royal Louis XIV Alice in Wonderland Disney Tim Burton all in one. Most proud of getting this business going from scratch and being able to do this job without having to work at a 2nd job that I’d be less passionate about. It was not easy and took about 7 years to really get it going. I overcame challenges, of which there were many, by perserverence and manifestation and determination and passion for doing something I love. I’ve learned to be successful in any biz, it’s almost mandatory to be passionate about the biz. I’d love the world to know that anyone with a dream can make it happen. It simply takes making the decision to put it into action and stay focused and determined and to love what you’re doing along the way. Enjoy the journey. This will keep you going until you make it. It may take 1000 tries, but on the 1001st is when it could happen for you.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to a lovely vegan dinner at Reunion Tower and watch the sunset. You can have some amazing drinks there as well. Another option is the pool deck rooftop at Nylo Hotel in the Cedars. Great for drinks and meal at sunset. If you want a more ethereal experience, I love the Hare-Krishna temple and restaurant called Kalachandji’s with Zen garden and vegan buffet. (no booze though, but the atmosphere takes you away) Be sure and go in the temple while you’re there. Amazing architecture. I also love going for a stroll in the Nasher Sculpture Garden or going for a run around White Rock Lake (9.3 miles). Katy trail in West Village area is also a nice place to run and see people. Check out a Cowboy game at our amazing ATT Stadium.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My friends in Germany had a night called Quixotic where they had a multi-media experience for their guests. It was a party and art show in many forms. They had wandering characters, wandering dancers, belly dancers, live painters, dj’s, poets, fire performers in this old war-torn and battered open air castle/building type setting with high walls. That gave me the inspiration for my magical event space called: The Quixotic World.
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