Published on October 25th, 2017 | by Brandon H0
1. What are some things that you love?
Among the many things I love, living and running a business in Houston, Texas, certainly ranks near the top of the list. Also, for as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by anything and everything associated with computer software and web development, which is why I was so enthusiastic about pursuing my current endeavor that eventually became Lubbat Development.
2. What’s your favorite type of food?
There’s a lot to love about living in Houston, and the food here seems to just keep getting better and better. It’s hard to imagine any place with better barbecue joints than Houston, and there are quite a few Cajun-style restaurants I enjoy as well. It’s difficult to choose just one favorite with so many great options, but I’d never turn down an invitation for a meal featuring local specialties like wings and waffles or ribs — especially the beef ribs they serve up at Killen’s Barbecue.
3. Describe your typical day.
On workdays, I like to wake up really early and typically start the day with some form of physical activity. Depending on how I’m feeling or how much I have to do during the day ahead, I’ll usually walk, run, or bike for at least 20 minutes — but sometimes go for well over an hour. Doing this each morning really primes my mind, body, and spirit to handle my professional responsibilities, so, after a quick breakfast, I head to work and organize my schedule, identify the day’s priorities, and delegate any relevant tasks to team members.
When organizing my schedule, I always try to account for any unforeseen circumstances as well as the need to communicate with various clients and staff members throughout the workday. This way I never feel like a conversation is keeping me from completing my daily responsibilities, ensuring my clients and colleagues receive my undivided attention whenever they have a question or are seeking guidance or clarification.
4. What’s your biggest accomplishment to date?
I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career involving computer software and web development, but it wasn’t until college that I had any specific entrepreneurial ideas in mind. Once I began thinking about the concept that would ultimately turn into my software development company, I decided to enroll in classes that I felt would help me get to where I need to be.
It was a difficult experience, but taking on the challenge of entrepreneurship — and achieving such unequivocal success as an entrepreneur — is probably my biggest professional accomplishment to date. Of course, the company has a number of larger goals to pursue in the future, and I’m definitely looking forward to achieving them all.
5. What’s one piece of advice you can share with others?
When it comes to your professional career, I believe it’s important to challenge yourself whenever you have the opportunity to do so. It’s so easy to become complacent and to take the path of least resistance, but the process of accepting and overcoming challenges is the key to both professional and personal growth. If you want to achieve great things or hope to feel a genuine sense of pride when reflecting upon your career, don’t pass up those valuable opportunities that allow you to really test your mettle.