We had the good fortune of connecting with Gary Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gary, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The process was a happy accident. I was asked to lead a discussion on social media, but wanted to show how it integrates with other facets of digital marketing. In order to prove my theory, I built a website to put my money where my mouth was and at the end of the day, created a new revenue source for myself.
What should our readers know about your business?
I’m proud to have built multiple web properties that covered the passions I have or have had in my life such as the Lakers, Dodgers, Golf, Cars and Internet Marketing. Looking back, I can say that it’s been an amazingly long road with a lot of twists and turns that weren’t fun during that time, but was necessary to help me become the man I am today. When I was younger and less experienced in a management role, I thought the concepts in my head were so clear that it should be easy for everyone on the team to understand, but when they didn’t, I would get frustrated and that stress would affect the team. The biggest lesson I’ve learned in these past 10 years is that no one can read my mind and because of that, I need to be more patient with my expectations and be more clear with the vision for the idea. At the end of the day, none of this would have happened without the past and current talent I was able to and currently work with.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’d definitely have to go to Dodger and Laker games, with breakfast by the oceans, lunches in Hollywood and dinner/cocktails in KTown and Little Tokyo. We would explore some of the best asian food over in the 626, amazing street foods along the hidden streets of LA and finish it off with a backyard bbq with some close friends and family.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The biggest shoutout I have to give is to my mom, who raised me and my sister by herself. She sacrificed some of the fun parts of being a mom to provide what was needed for us to survive. She taught me about priorities, the job as a parent and the work ethic necessary to accomplish goals.
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