Tell me about yourself and your business
My name is Jason Pittack and I’m a 2nd semester Junior at UNT, majoring in Marketing, and plan on minoring in Entrepreneurship. I started mixing music a couple years ago with a couple of cheap turn tables and a mixer. I only had that equipment for a few months before I mastered it and bought a nice set-up, which I currently have.
What drove you to start your own business?
I love music and believe it brings out the soul and good spirits in people, especially when it’s mixed well. I have a passion for EDM style music along with Christian music! I’ve always wanted to start my own business as a kid, so this is a good stepping stone for me to start. I’ll become more sophisticated and professional as I grow older and time progresses.
What were the challenges you faced when you started your business?
Some challenges I’ve faced are a bunch of people, even family, saying, “it’s not for me” or that I couldn’t mix music, or DJ (start my own business). There’s a lot of other DJ’s out there as well, so you can say the competition is pretty fierce.
What did you do to overcome those challenges?
To overcome those obstacles, I choose to let the negativity fuel my desire to excel instead of it extinguishing my passion. Also, I cast all my anxieties and struggles to the Lord, and He always seems to provide for me and carry me over life’s mountains. I haven’t lost it yet at least.
What have you learned about yourself during this process?
I learned that Rome isn’t built in a day and it takes time to succeed. Great things don’t happen overnight, and you have to crack a few eggs before making an omelet.
What has been the most rewarding moment that you have experienced since the start of your business?
The most rewarding moment I’ve experienced would be just the overall joy and happiness in people’s faces when the music is playing. There aren’t many better things in life than a sincere smile.
What would be your advice to young entrepreneurs that wish to start their own business?
Advice for the young entrepreneurs: hang around positive people and good influences, and ignore all of the haters. Also, put your faith in the Lord and glorify Him in whatever business you want to create and you’ll be surprised how well things turn out for you. I’m not saying there’s not going to be struggles and hardships, but I am saying nothing will be too hard to handle and you’ll be able to endure and overcome the toughest of life’s challenges.
Interview by SMU student Xinia Hernandez