145 - Justin Gordon

Justin Gordon is the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital as well as a Founding Angel Investor at Vitalize Angel

Justin Gordon is the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital (an early-stage fund and angel community with a founder-friendly approach) as well as a Founding Angel Investor at Vitalize Angels (angel investing for everyone).

He is also the host of The VITALIZE Podcast and a bunch of other things.

I have personally found him to be one of my best Twitter follows as he consistently provides great insights and questions into the tech world.


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Q/A ☕️

What is your favorite item in your workspace?

My Blue Yeti mic is my favorite workspace item. Podcasting opened so many doors for me and I've always done interviews with a Blue Yeti mic, so when I look at that every day I see a world of possibilities.

How do you spark creativity?

Creativity, for me, comes from a few activities - walking around my neighborhood, journaling, showering, and reading. When I go on walks I'll take notes about different ideas in the notes app on my iPhone. When I journal, I'll often do a big brain dump and come up with more ideas for whatever I'm working on. In the shower, I have time to process the different ideas bouncing around in my head. Finally, while reading, I always have a physical notebook nearby to capture any ideas that stem from what I'm reading.

How do you keep the work-life balance?

It's difficult to articulate my answer to this question. I don't focus on work-life balance as much as I focus on being very in tune with how I feel about the way I'm spending my time. Thankfully, I've gotten to a point in my career where I love the work I'm doing and the team I'm building with, so much of my time is spent "working," though in VC, networking is considered work, but it's also fun, so there's a blur between the work-life side of things. At a high level, I just make time for the people and activities I care about and work a lot because I enjoy it.
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