We had the good fortune of connecting with Travis Postany and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Travis, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risk. This is a phrase I have lived by my whole life. In my BMX career I would sit on top of a roll in, starring at a jump, thinking about the trick I’m going to try, knowing full well it might send me straight to the hospital. There’s a certain feeling you get in that moment that makes the average person back off. They back off because they associate that feeling with fear. However, there are people who will have that same feeling and instead of fear it is excitement about the possibility of something amazing happening. These are the people that do great things in life. While it is easy to illustrate that in BMX it has also carried over to the business world with me. Whether is be starting a new business or investing in a new business your excitement for the outcome must always outweigh your fear of failure.
What should our readers know about your business?
Being in the wedding industry now owning a venue, I still find myself using my competitiveness from my BMX days to make our business thrive. When your an athlete and competitor you are always thinking of what’s next. What can I do better than others, what can I do to separate myself from everyone else? Because of this we are always ahead of the game. We haven’t been open a year but have surpassed the expectations we had for the first year. However, it was not easy to get to this point. Moving into an industry that you know nothing about obviously makes it more difficult. We spent three years doing research and studying the industry before we opened. Add that to the problems we had during construction and a pandemic, it was enough to make anyone throw in the towel. But we made it through and are excited about the future.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am all about fun and sports and not watching them but playing them. For me my first choice would be to hit the best golf courses in the area. Bluejack National, Woodforest Golf Club, or Carlton Woods Golf Club. Map out and play some good disc golf courses around. Possibly check out Kemah Boardwalk, or Pleasure Pier. Must eat places would be Perry’s Steak House, Tris, La Palma for tacos, Tony’s Delicatessen for sandwiches. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are 3 people I owe everything to for my success. First is my dad, Joe Postany. He ingrained in me a work ethic that can not be matched. You might be smarter or faster, but I will out work you every single time. Next is my Father-in-law, Keith Alexander. He has been a mentor for me in almost every aspect in life, specifically in business. He is one of the smartest people I know and his willingness to help people is like I’ve never seen before. Last and most importantly is Jesus Christ. The moment I gave my life to Christ is the moment my life changed in every aspect. Knowing and understanding The Gospel and making sure that every decision I make is Gospel centered and points toward Christ is the number one reason for my success.
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