We had the good fortune of connecting with Colin Madden and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Colin, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
Ever since I was a kid everyone has told me how creative I was. I took all the art classes I could in school, and I was the kid that would always be coloring at the dinner table. Creating is something that I love, and what pushes me to do better every day.
With that being said, my drive to make my whole life about being a creator really hit me around these past couple of years.
Being a creator was something I was born with, and something I live with every day, it was only a matter of time it took off in the business aspect of my life.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business ‘Foreal Creatives’ is super small, and only me at the moment. However, I plan on scaling this very soon.
I take care of all things creative, I have tons of photography experience and videography/editing.
My main focus at the moment is UGC (User Generated Content) for short-form style social media marketing. I personally film, edit, and script write 20-30 short-form videos for IOS and Android app companies every week. My plan is to build a team of people to do this at a much faster and larger rate. We would work with creators one on one and with companies, to ensure the highest production quality and effectiveness possible.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take someone around the beautiful city we live in, and most importantly show them all my favorite little photography spots.
One place I do find myself alot is on the other edges of Houston the North Houston Skatepark, where I used to spend hours out with my dad skating and learning how to skate. Being there always brings back memories of my childhood.
Skating was a big part of my life, it taught me how to get back up and try again, no matter how hard I fell. My dad taught me many lessons being out there at the skate park.
So the be able to share those memories with a friend would be so much fun!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would personally say both my parents played a huge role in my life, not only as parents but as my biggest supporters ever.
Both my Father and Mother supported me like no other. My mom to this day will always be my biggest supporter, and I never hesitate to call her on the phone and tell her about my success.
Early in my childhood my Mother quickly realized public school wasn’t for me, I was always getting called out of class to go sit in the principles office. I wasn’t a regular kid, I always was acting up or on my phone, a teacher’s nightmare. My Mother found this online program where I could finish high school in half the time and create my own schedule.
Having this luxury of making my own Highschool schedule I was able to focus on myself and my business, and worry about school later. I truly believe this is where I found myself and my passion to be where I am today.