We had the good fortune of connecting with Zachary Hollander and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zachary, how do you think about risk?
I think risk taking is a hard subject. I think thoughtless risk taking is the quickest way to end up in a bad situation. I believe calculated risk taking is 100% worth it. There are lessons iv’e learned growing up where every time I took a risk thoughtlessly I always ended up injured. If I took 5 minutes or more I came out wiser and more prepared and moor times than not okay. In business I ask advice before I make any major decison’s, I like to gauge different perspectives and thoughts and weigh each one up to try and make the most educated decision that I can.
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.
I am most proud of the amount of times I have said yes to work without having experience or the knowledge and finding ways to make it work and turn out awesome! This is something that is new for me as I would always stick to what I know and that’s it, but you can’t grow without a little going pain first. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to find a way to stay positive no matter what. People will gravitate to you if you can and that only helps the project go smoother and you grow your clientele.
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.
There are so many cool places to check out in San Diego… I would start with a sunrise up in the lagunas with an overlook onto the desert floor. On the way back into town I would stop at Janets’ Cafe for breakfast. From there I would go rent jet skis down off shelter island and cruise around San Diego bay for a few hours. From there I would grab lunch in downtown most likely at Jimmys famous american tavern in point loma. From there I would head out to Marine street to hang out at the beach, body surf fro a little before grabbing dinner in La Jolla at Dukes which has an awesome view. As for drinks I don’t like going to clubs so I would find a cool little bar or somewhere like Shouthouse in downtown. As for places going I like to take friends on hikes so the mountains is where we would spend most of our time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are too many people that I can list. The first one would be my late brother Ethan. I watched him build multiple businesses over a span of 10 years and watched all the lows and highs that came with owning your own business and I think seeing it first hand help me be more prepared when I decided to start my own business. I have my wife as well who also owns her own web design business. We are each others biggest supporters. My parents and in-laws are hugely supportive and helpful when I need advice.