We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Grubbs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tim, how do you think about risk?
I think all people everywhere tend to catastrophize and overestimate risks. This tendency has helped us survive physically and brought us to where we are, but it can also be very limiting. The better choice is to focus on opportunities and possibilities, while managing the risk in a concise way without ruminating on them. This keeps me in a space where my mind is free for new ideas to visit and open to creation. This isn’t always easy to do, there is a lot of momentum and energy, towards spending energy on every possible thing that could go wrong. I feel like most entrepreneurs would be better off assuming things will go well and spending less time worrying about all the things that could go wrong.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I like low key places like Gracie’s Tax Bar, George and Dragon and Bikini Lounge. For coffee, it’s either Songbird Cafe or Tres Leches. I like the matcha green tea latte at Songbird and the sucia de la Rosa at Tres Leches. I recommend the Farish House for dinner. It’s not a downtown place, but the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale is world class and I could spend a week there seeing and listening to everything.
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?
My parents, Elmer & Laurel Grubbs, are the biggest factor in any successes I can claim. They sacrificed a lot to raise me and my 8 (yes 8!) siblings and help us grow into adults capable of making a positive contribution to others.