We had the good fortune of connecting with Tony Cooks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tony, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is a strong word and we often like to think of it as something negative but I’d like to say that risk is one of the most important things in life. My Life ultimately has been about taking risks and I think if I didn’t take those risks then I definitely wouldn’t be where I am. In life sometimes you never know the outcome of a decision or a choice that you’re going to make but you have to take that risk and realize that if you never try you will never know. It’s not about others believing in you but it’s about you believing in yourself and some years ago I took a risk that has led me to where I am now
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The thing that sets me apart from others is the fact that I’m super humble and self motivated. No matter what I’m going to get the job done and do it consistently. The road definitely hasn’t been easy I always relate everything to life it starts off slow but eventually, you’ll get there. I’ve struggled a lot in the past with not being good enough and almost giving up on photography but my motivation has been the people close to me who continue to keep me in high spirits! Through that time, I learned success takes time and it doesn’t happen overnight. You’ll most definitely have some bad days but that’s a part of the process.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is a good one. I’m a big fan of wings so I think my first stop would be like a Harris house of heroes for food and I also like to have fun so maybe an arcade place like pin-stacks. There are so many to choose from including kiss lounge as well as bitter end but one familiar one would have to be true kitchen and kocktails
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Support plays a big role in growth. It’s what keeps a lot of people going and uplifted. My support system has helped me get to where I am. All of my family and the friends that I have continue to support me not when things are just going good but even when there’s a rough patch and I’m very appreciative of those who continue to push me in the midst of my storms
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