We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Szydlik and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrick, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I am a firm believer in “Risk is the price you pay for Opportunity”. The bigger the opportunity the more risk you’ll have to take. In this context to me risk doesn’t mean exposure to danger, but exposure to loss in these situations. The Potential loss of capital, time, resources…etc The question then becomes is that exposure to loss something you’re willing to take on to achieve your goals, to take advantage of the opportunity? In the chapters of my life it has been an overwhelming yes, a must do instead of a choice. In 2017 I was faced with getting a job and a new place to live or spending my last $500 on a business and being homeless. I spent 3 months living outside building a media company from scratch with my business partner Gabe. I had no phone, no bank account, no computer, Just a 360 camera and hustle. I carried a super upbeat happy attitude and sold our way into have a successful business. I believe risk and assessing risk is a daily calculation of an entrepreneur. From the decisions you make about your morning routine, special promos on products or services, What industries your business should be in, who should get the job you’re hiring for… Every decision holds risk and bears the responsibility of that risk. The best piece of advice I could give on handling risk and approaching those decision making situations is to be mindful. To think about how that decision affects you, your clients, your business, then ultimately make the best decision that will accomplish the goal at hand knowing what the potential outcomes could be.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What makes what we do that is unique across all of our businesses is being industry/niche specific, which allows us to grow deeper into our clientele and knowledge base. I CoFounded 3 Brands/ Companies; Film 360 Company which does Real Estate Media, So Videos, Photos, and 3D tours for agents properties as well as video content for their brand. Second is Authorized, A Relationship Building Web System with Premium Real Estate Tools like Property and Video Marketing. Third is Real Estate Social Pros, A Social Media Management Platform for agents wanting to organically grow their brand and top of mind awareness. Our clients benefit from the fact that we truly understand how to create, present, and distribute content to grow their business. We focus only on Real Estate so we understand how the market is moving, what companies are doing, and what changes are happening relative towards the industry. Our clients can have a one stop shop for all of these services or choose them A La Carte for whatever fits their needs the best.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
San Diego is where my heart is, and the hearts of many of our awesome neighbors. It has so many different places you can explore, different microclimates, different lifestyles, activities…etc For me it’s the beach. I love seeing the Palm trees line up the Ocean Beach Coast as the waves crash into the cliffs, the Volleyball games down at south mission, riding the roller coaster at belmont, watching a sunset from crystal pier, yoga at law street on the weekends, seeing a surfer drop down on a set at Windansea, or the excitement on kids faces when they see Seals at the Cove. The many coffee shops, locals with interesting conversations, champagne brunch spots, or ocean view lunch favorites like Eddie v’s or George’s you’ll always have a good time. One of my favorite places and a definite must see is Balboa Park, Almost twice the acreage of Central Park believe it or not. Lunch at the Prado or Dinner at Mr. A’s will leave you beyond satisfied. Mr A’s has a dress code, but views like nothing else in San Diego.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
So is there a person, group, organization, book, etc that you want to dedicate your shoutout to? I wanted to start off a response with the question because in all reality it’s all of those and more. The help and support system I have in my life has been built in many different areas and I am thankful for all of them. I’ll start with people, I am thankful for my business partner of the last 4 years Gabe Gunlock because of his knowledge and guidance of building proper systems, Applying + teaching the lessons he has learned in different companies, and passing off that life experience to me, which has helped in all of the my ventures. I’d also like to my close sphere of friends that I share ideas with, not just about business, but personal development, morning routines, spiritual guidance, and just always pushing me to be a better person. Friends like Conor Paulsen, Larry Abrams, Jason Deskins, Js Hebert, Josh Dipietro, Reef Coleman, Maddie Roth, Kevin Dana, Patrick Crosby, Colt Billings, Zach Paul, Andrew Kennedy, and many more than not only inspire me, but are some of the coolest people I know. I’d like to thank my clients for not just supporting our businesses, but being there for feedback, referrals, and transcending to become friends as well. As for books, I have a big list i’ll gladly share with you if you send a message on instagram. @Real_Estate_Pat .