I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Quentin Allums about ten random facts about himself, who would he'd love to have on his podcast . Plus what inspired him to get involve in E-Sports. Check out my interview with Quentin below:
Loryn: What is a valuable lesson you've learned since being a CEO?
Quentin: There have been so many lessons. I feel like I've grown up while building my businesses. One that sticks out for me is this: find a #2. I could not have gotten to where I am without my business partner Izzy. I work best when my head is in the clouds. When I'm doing research. Meeting people. Planning for the future. Solving bigger problems. And Izzy is great in the day to day.
Loryn: Where has been your favorite place to travel, and why?
Quentin: Favorite place to travel - I'm a big fan of Portland, OR. Love the creativity and collaboration there. Always a fan of NY. I was supposed to have a speaking gig in Austria this year but it was cancelled due to COVID. I love traveling. It doesn't really matter where.
Loryn: What advice would you give someone interested in starting there personal brand?
Quentin: Don't think of it so much as "building a brand." Brand is just an extension of who you are. So "build you." When you have a better understanding of who you are, you're going to have more success through personal branding.
Loryn: What inspired you to get involve in e-sports?
Quentin: When I am obsessed with something, I can't be stopped. Esports (and video games as a whole) are a huge reason why I have always been so fascinated by stories. It's an entertainment phenomenon that is only going to get bigger from here.
Loryn: Who is a guest you'd love to have on your podcast Humans that Game Podcast?
Quentin:Would love to interview more females that are shaping the industry. The founders of TSM would be great to interview as well!
Loryn: What's an advice you have received, and actually put into practice ?
Quentin: "If you want to be an anomaly then you need to act like one." That one hit me hard. Are you putting in the work to get to where you want to be? And I guess some more practical advice that really impacted me is this... have [only] one person that is accountable for an area of your business (e.g. sales, vision, integrator, operations, marketing, finance, etc.) This helped our business grow a lot faster than we would have otherwise. As a founder you have the tendency to want to have your hands in everything. But taking a step back and giving other people responsibilities is the only way you're going to be able to scale.
Loryn: What advice would you give someone who's interested in being an entrepreneur?
Quentin: I have a freelance client that runs a multi-million dollar podcast. Something I took away from him is this, "in my experience people don't build something great from running away from something... they build something great by running towards something." So make sure the reason you're doing something is solid. Owning a business is the hardest thing I've ever done. It's also been the most rewarding. Make sure your 'why' is solid.
Loryn: What's your favorite thing to do during your spare time?
Quentin: Reading, video games, writing, working out, spending time with my girlfriend and pup.
Loryn: What is something you are currently working on?
Quentin: Creating a few mini-series for our podcast. Making some plays in esports that I will talk about when it's done.
Loryn: What is something people may not know about you?
Quentin: I was a singer-songwriter for 7 years. :)
Be sure to stay updated with Quentin Aullms by checking out his website :http://urbanmisfitventures.com/ . Plus you can contact with him on all social platforms under the name :@tagjustQ .