We had the good fortune of connecting with robert enriquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi robert, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
To me…LIFE = RISK. I’m not even sure how to live otherwise. I have always been one to take risks. The thrill of knowing “I will always find a way” excites me.
Quite honestly it is almost innate for me as I love the thrill.
The role Risk taking has played in my life is very evident. Mainly as someone who has had a long 30+ career in entertainment I have been taking risks from day one. Not a single person in my family had been in this industry and from day one it has been all about taking risks.
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.
My art. The thing that I sometimes think about but hear from others…”Robert, just doesn’t talk about doing things…HE actually does it”. To me, that’s what sets me apart from a lot of others. I “Just Do it”. A leap of faith is all part of the process. By, NO stretch of the imagination do I feel I am a creative phenom…BUT, I actually DO create. What I have learned is to surround people that motivate and push you. In the creative world it’s easy to become docile. Don’t do it! And surround yourself with people with that same drive. When you find that team– Treat them well and keep them close!
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?
With a best friend I would spend MOST of the time on the coast! Biking the beach, boating, and even fishing. If that’s not enough beach maybe some scuba and beach volleyball. When it comes to eating– ALL over the south bay we have great restaurants and laid back vibe.
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?
I have a couple shoutouts…1st. My family. They supported me from early on. 2nd. Teachers. Encouragement was huge from them. 3. The power of positive thinking. VERY important. 4. Surrounding yourself with honest people that encourage and support. 5. My girlfriend. She is the most supportive person I have had in my life on a “Day in and Day out”.