We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Hinde and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Every pivotal and important shift in my life and career came with major risks. The only way to truly create change is to dive deep without obsessing over the fear of failure. I started Doomsday Entertainment with only one very small paycheck in my bank account and the computer my mom bought me, everything else was 100 percent on me to perform and deliver. When I started DoomsdayX last year, I had to completely teach myself a new industry that was so foreign to me but I knew the benefits greatly outweighed the risks. I have also never focused on the inevitable failures that we will all endure, they were always lessons on how to improve and keep fighting.
What should our readers know about your business?
I would like to think that we are known for making premium and innovative content at both Doomsday Ent and DOOMSDAYX. One of the most liberating moments in my career was to fully practice essentialism and learn when to say no so that every project we take on, we fully believe in and we’re all actively trying to make the best product possible. I reached a point in my career where I wanted to make art that actually said and stood for something. When I started to let go of all the other stuff, our work and happiness improved dramatically.
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.
Everything I do these days is usually revolving around outdoor playgrounds for kids so I may be a bit out of the loop on where all the good restaurants and bars are but if you’re coming with preschoolers, we would definitely hit up Descanso, Huntington Gardens, La Laguna playground, McDonald Park, LACMA and a staycation at Langham Pasadena.