We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Pernicka and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alex, how do you think about risk, what role has taking risks played in your life/career?
There are so many things it takes. One thing I would focus on is growing your self by making yourself more valuable. Learning new skills that apply to your business and making it run smoother or make more profit. Also never be afraid to try or take on jobs that make you nervous. It may turn out great or hard or turn upside down but you will learn a lot from taking on things that intimidate you, its forces you to grow analyze yourself and your business.

What was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Starting a business just takes a decision and forced mindset. I was working for someone else and I hated the people I worked with so it motivated me to find other ways. I started taking side jobs for three years until I built up enough work to quit my job. You will not make it anywhere if you are not a self starter. If you like to just coast and have your day already made up for you, you wont make it. EVERYTHING is up to you when you have your own business and it never shuts off. It will take everything you have and more to make it. You will feel defeated somedays and others you will feel on top but the battle never ends so just be ready!

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
One of my favorite spots to eat is definitely Bandera in old town. A chill small spot for good conversations and amazing food, have never had a bad meal there. When the weather is right I like to hike out in the Superstitions, mostly flat iron. If I’m not hiking I’m mountain biking, kayaking or riding dirtbikes. Head up to Sedona for a change of scenery or way up to Page for some Canyon adventure.

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 owe a lot to my father. He was always a hard worker when I was growing up and watching him stand up and be a man for the family, working hard and sacrificing his time to be successful made me learn what it takes. Fast forward to now and I just always try to reach out and take advise from people that have been where I am and that are very successful.

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