We had the good fortune of connecting with Stevie Mack and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stevie, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
One of my favorite quotes is, “Do You Need it Now?” I learned this while working as a barista in a coffee shop. I would always tell the owner, hey we’re running low on this or we’re running low on that and he would snapback, “do you need it now?” And I would always have to pause and think, no, I don’t need it now. So this has been a phrase to live by, it has been very handy in many situations. Before I fly off the handle these days thinking I need something, I can pause and ask myself “do you need it now?”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I learned that people need to know you for one thing. Once they know you for that one thing that you do really well all your other talents will get their opportunity to shine. I learned along the way that I must treat my art like a business or else it will just be a hobby.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Venice Beach is one of the most exciting and interactive experiences one could have in the city; there’s the ocean, live entertainment, food folks and fun!
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?