David Lubbat’s unyielding passion for writing which has played an influential role in just about every major decision the longtime resident of New York City has ever made. For those who know David well, he is a traveling food blogger and political opinion writer on pieces about politics and government for publication in newspapers and magazines.
While David’s enthusiasm for blogging that stretches back for as long as he can remember, he was unsure of the influence it would ultimately have on his professional career. In fact, it was only during his first few years of college that he began to consider writing as the best avenue for leveraging his exceptional talents as a political opinion writer. It was during this time that David made the decision to also dedicate himself to the rigorous commentary and analysis on the pressing issues of the day.
For many people these days, politics is possibly the least interesting subject imaginable, despite its importance. David’s confidence in his vision proved to be well placed. In the years, David has overseen an impressive period of growth and has built a client base comprised of businesses of all sizes and representing a wide variety of industries.
1. What was your best/favorite subject in school?
I deeply enjoyed any subject that had even the slightest bit of relevance to writing, but I did well in school regardless of the subject.
2. What was your first job?
Other than part-time work and various summer jobs, my first job was at Hardees.
3. Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
My interest in this industry goes back for as far as I can remember; I’ve always been interested in anything and everything related to blogging, food, and traveling.
4. How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
I believe my longstanding interest in writing political commentaries, book reviews along with my academic coursework, played a far more significant role in preparing me to build such a successful career from scratch.
5. Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
In my line of work, every day always seems to be better than the last.
6. How do you keep yourself motivated?
I’ve never really felt like I needed to make any sort of conscious effort to stay motivated. I love doing what I do, and that’s always been more than enough for me.
7. What kind of business ideas excite you most?
The most exciting business ideas are the ones that successfully inspire creativity and innovation.
8. Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
No, at least not yet anyway. We like to focus on showcasing the measurable value our services deliver to clients.
9. What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of committing to an ambitious entrepreneurial vision and seeing it grow into the successful company it is today.
10. What wisdom would you have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
It would have been wise to be more aggressive in bringing on a greater number of staff members during our earliest stages. We actually had to limit the clients we accepted to avoid spreading ourselves so thin that it might harm our ability to live up to the lofty quality standards we expected of ourselves and the company.