We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Meugniot and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I feel like the work life balance changes every season. Sometimes there’s a lot of work that needs to get done and I have to shift my focus more towards those projects so I can meet my deadlines, but other times work is slow so I get more time to unwind and break free from the office. I think having the discipline to maintain a balance is so important because it’s so easy to sucked into your work, especially if you’re a creative. It’s important to get out and let your mind think freely. I’ve got better at keeping a work life balance as time’s past and it’s definitely something I recommend everyone work on to ensure they avoid getting burnt out on the things they love.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think what sets me apart from others is my ability to tell stories. I think I have a way of creating a great sense of nostalgia that keeps people coming back to my work. It wasn’t easy to get where I am right now. It took a lot of hard work, a lot of rejection, and a lot of persistence, but it was totally worth it. One lesson I learned along the way was don’t give up. Sounds obvious, but so many people give up after just one attempt. If you really want something, don’t stop until you have it.
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.
I would personally spend all my time at the beach. I love surfing so I would be out in the water as long as I could. Grab some burritos along the way and spend all day in the sun! For me that’s way better any club, restaurant, etc…
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank my friends who helped me when I was starting out. It’s hard to find people to take photos of, especially when you’re a beginner, so I would like to thank my friends for giving me their time and giving me honest feedback on the work I was doing. I’m pretty blessed to have some brutally honest friends that will tell me when something is great and something else sucks. It helps me stay grounded and pushes me to be better.