We had the good fortune of connecting with Parris Calkin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Parris, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“We are the sum of our actions, and therefore our habits make all the difference.”
It’s all in the little details. If your goal is to grow 1% each day, you become the amalgamation of your effort.
When I started to think like this, my life shifted into focus on who I want to be. Habits make it easier to look at your life in small pieces that matter. If there’s something you care about getting better at, work on it every day. Keep track of it. By breaking down the things that are most important to you, you make the obstacles in front of you easier to handle. The hardest part is doing it and once you realize that… you’re the only one in your way.
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?
I’m the Founder of Spoiled Child Productions, a production company based in Los Angeles. We focus on creative direction and the production of music videos so you can feel confident releasing your music into the world.
I love helping independent artists find their visual style that goes alongside their sonic tones. I want to help build up their confidence and give them something they’re proud to present to the world.
I’ve been doing this on the side as I work full-time as well, so it’s all a matter of pushing until one day I can make this my sole focus. You have to make your own opportunities, why would anyone invest in you if you’re not willing to invest in yourself.
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.
Bookstores and Museums are some of my favorite places to visit. Also, the food in LA is amazing. I’m a big fan of Japanese food so a day in Downtown LA is right up my alley. A visit to The Broad and MOCA and a sushi date in Little Tokyo. There are also a lot of theaters that show movies in 35mm like the Los Feliz 3, New Beverly and the Aero Theater we could swing by!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Hungry Ghosts Films!