We had the good fortune of connecting with Marshall Nichol and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marshall, how do you think about risk?
Risk must be proportionate to the amount one stands to gain. In every decision, we leverage risk vs. reward. When the scales tip toward reward, I proceed. When the scales risk toward risk, I pull back and wait. All of the good things in my life have come because I took on some sort of risk. For example, I took the risk of getting my first unpaid internship. Working unpaid carries the risk of wasted time. In my case, however, the free labor that I provided to my now employer, Kinetikchain, paid tenfold in knowledge and experience that would have otherwise been impossible to gain.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
If there is anything that sets me apart from others, I think it is primarily my support system. I have an amazing family and an amazing wife who guide and encourage me. I can also confidently say that I genuinely give my best effort day in, day out. I certainly wasn’t born with any special talents. I am in constant pursuit of excellence in my craft(s), and apply a great amount of attention to detail while keeping first things first. While I can’t say that there have been many major obstacles for me to overcome, I can say that I truly am someone who has been through the fire of literally working toward a singular goal from 4:15am to 9:30pm, months on end, and I believe this helps set me apart in the crowded marketplace that I exist in.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh my goodness, Dallas is a gem for food and drink, I like to say that “brunch is our national passtime.” As far as bars I would like to take this theoretical friend to The Rustic, Canvas Hotel, The Henry, and Leelas on Lowest Greenville. For food, I’ve not found a place better than Tei Tei Robata in the Knox-Henderson area. I would also need to take this friend to the Y-O Ranch Steakhouse, Ten-50 BBQ, and my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant which is Banditos. I believe a stop at Bubba’s would be appropriate. I would also take them to brunch at Cafe Brazil before sending them off. Honestly, my favorite activities in Dallas all revolve around some sort of movement. We’d take one of Coach Dave Andrew’s Boxing classes at Mvement Dallas and bike around White Rock Lake.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would not be doing any of the things that I am doing without my parents! I am so blessed to have been adopted into one of the most loving and nurturing homes that I know of. My parents have talked me off the ledge too many times to count, and without their undying support and unconditional love, I would be absolutely nowhere in life.