MS: What was your pivotal moment in life that made you take this direction?
DM: I become tired of watching my life pass me by and not accomplishing the goals I wanted because of fear.
MS: What are your favorite parts about what you do?
DM: Meeting new people, traveling, new experiences, and learning. I think our world is so big and I want to see, know, and taste it all.
MS: Who are you and what do you do?
DM: My name is David Milton A photo/video content creator blogger. I think haha.
MS: What made you want to be what you are now?
DM: The exploration of trying new things I enjoy, with good people and capturing those moments, sharing a different points of views, and telling a story through photos or videos is what made me want to be what I am now.
MS: What are your short-term and long-term goals at the moment?
DM: I think in the short term is just to continue to grow and to build. Long-term eventually I think I would love to do what I do, but making my passion a full-time job.
MS: Do you have advice for people interested in the same field?
DM: My advice is to try any and every thing. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Don’t be afraid to try all things. To quote Shakespeare: "A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." And also, be flexible with the direction life may want to take you.
MS: What is something you wish you knew in the beginning?
DM: Nothing. I think failure and learning from experiences are the greatest teachers that you can have.
MS: Who are your biggest inspirations and why?
DM: MO! You push me. I’ve watched you grow yourself, your business, your talent, and watched you evolve and love the dream and life you’ve created.
MS: What is your favorite quote?
DM: "Be firm with your goals but flexible with your methods."
MS: What are some things that keep you going?
DM: I think my family and friends are constant inspirations and the desire to be better than myself the day before is what keeps me going.
MS: How do you approach a work life balance?
DM: It doesn’t exist. However, I do think it’s important to make time for the things you love and also to do what you love. The line is blurred when it comes to balance and your job is your passion but rest is still needed and vital to your mind, body, and spirit.
MS: What is something you wish people learned or knew more about in your industry?
DM: I don’t think anyone needs to learn anything more than the basic skills needed. I think it’s always good to learn about your craft but I think people shouldn’t be so focused on the same thing everyone else is doing. Rather, everyone should express their own individual interpretations. Those are the things that make life beautiful. We’re all different. If you went to a museum and they were five floors of the same artist, after a while you’ll probably get bored no matter how good they are. Being different is vital.
MS: What does supporting local mean to you?
DM: It means supporting monetarily, through word-of-mouth, with my actions, and with my work, with everyone that I come in contact with, within my community or in my state.
MS: Do you have advice or encouragement for ways to support local?
DM: I say, get engaged, build relationships, make connections, and use your talents to bring attention to any business or place that you support locally.
MS: What is the most valuable advice you’ve received?
DM: “Great minds don’t think alike they think for themselves.”
MS: What is your definition of success?
DM: I think it used to be wrapped up in a dollar amount, but over time I value comfort, peace of mind, and being able to do as I wish, and living comfortably. But above all, I value my mental health. That is success to me.
MS: Looking back on life, how have you or values shifted or refined?
DM: I think I used to look at the crowd that I wanted to follow. I desired being a part of it but I’ve since shifted by not valuing the opinions of others as much, but rather, learned to find comfort in my own path and going my own way.