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

Hi Daniel, how do you think about risk?
Daniel: There is Risk in everything. Waking up, walking outside, what you say and do, every moment of every day has consequences. Everything we do, there is a certain level of Risk. In my experience there seems to be a direct correlation between Risk and Reward. If you don’t take any large risks, (those that are riskier than waking up, walking outside or just clocking in to the J O B) then your reward will be less if you try things out of your comfort zone. If you do take the larger risks than you are more likely to gain a larger reward. The rewards aren’t always represented by money, but sometimes in how you feel, how others feel, or just simply the cool factor when you step back and say: “I’m glad I tried that.” I have always been a risk taker, and starting a business can feel like a big risk. It can be stressful, time consuming, money consuming, mentally, spiritually and physically exhausting. However, with all of those investments you hope that it will eventually pay off. For me I have sacrificed so much of myself, my relationships and all of the above, but I have also gained so much in all of these areas. Being able to work with my hands, create jobs and help support families and my community brings so many dividends in so many forms. As I’ve had many failures amongst my few successes taking risks seems like a normal part of everyday life. The more you try the less it feels like risk and more just like part of the process.

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 ranges from music, to painting, to wood working to metal working to any new process I can try and have fun with. In my professional life my passion to do good quality work and have intense attention to detail is what sets me apart from others. Getting to where I am hasn’t been easy, but its been with the help of my old boss John, support from my wife and parents and my continued stick-to-it-iveness. Running the business and learning how to be a leader are my biggest challenges. My story is long and interesting, so feel free to stop by our shop or get in touch. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My old Norwegian boss/friend John M. Windfeldt. Thank you for listening to the universe and giving me a chance. I have no idea where I would be if you hadn’t taken me under your wing. -Love is all

Website: ArtOfDoors.com

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