We had the good fortune of connecting with Mica Hunt and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mica, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
My career has taught me how to be a student. This is one of the most profound lessons that every leader should learn. In order to teach and help people, I had to get comfortable with learning from others. The art of taking the backseat and studying others that came before me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Being creative requires courage. Being yourself takes a lot of ‘balls’ to say the least. My career taught me how to stand alone. It’s convenient to stand with the crowd and ‘like’ what everyone else ‘like’ but it takes a bold soul to go again the grain. On my podcast, I’m learning to speak on topics that some people frown upon. My art is evolving into ‘finding the silver lining in dark conversations. It has not been an easy road. It’s been lonely, emotional, draining, stressing, depressing and sickening. But it’s also been a empowering journey.

I want people to know, especially people that’s unsure about life, the depressed ones, the unhappy ones, the unloved ones, the ones that was forgotten: It’s not over until you win. No single situation can stop your success. If you can believe it, you can achieve it. Allow me to be an example. Everything is reachable.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friend was coming to visit me for a week, I would schedule the entire week like this: Monday- Brunch & Mimosas at Brown Iron in Royal Oak. It’s a very nice but quiet place. This is where we would catch up on life and talk for hours.
TACO Tuesday- The start of the fun. Lunch at Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles, because you can’t come to Detroit and not try their food. After we eat, we’ll head to Bloomfield Hills for ‘Fun in the Trees’. This is an outside obstacle course filled with ziplines, tight ropes, swings and lots more. Climbing the trees is so fun and challenging.
This will probably make us hungry again, which is great because it’s taco Tuesday so we would head Downtown Detroit and visit Bakersfield Taco. Top tier taco place if you ask me. And they serve their margaritas by the pitcher. (Wink, wink)
Wednesday would be dedicated to the museums; Art, Science and even Hitsville. Then after that, it’s time for some ATV rides.
Dinner would be coney island. You can’t come to Detroit without eating some coney, that’s almost a sin.
Thursday would be a relaxing day. Massages at MGM spa, sitting on the beach in Rochester, and finishing the night by going to a drive-in movie.
Friday is the start of the party, this would probably be the day that my other friends join the activities. We would go shopping at Somerset or Twelve Oaks Mall. Reserve a table at Pinky Rooftop for the night. Take a helicopter ride around downtown Detroit during the sunset. Then it’s drinking festivities all night long.
Saturday: Let’s get our makeup done and take pictures at the selfie museum in Southfield. Go to painting with a twist. Then it’s time to get on the Tiki Boat Bar.
Sunday Funday. It’s time to network and relax at a Day Party before it’s time for my friend to leave. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to first thank God before anything. Because without God nothing would be possible. Next, my parents have played a major part in my success. I remember when my mom would call people and tell them to listen to my show. She would tell her coworkers, strangers, literally everyone. I owe her a million dollar check because plays a big role in my success. My dad keeps me on my toes and never forget to remind me to take my own road to success.

I have to mention a book & motivational speaker that ignited the fire in me to want more out of life. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a great book to read. This book allowed me to get out of my own way. It literally shows examples how men in history came into success by just following their thoughts and ideas.
The motivational speaker that I listened to a lot was Eric Thomas. This man energy is EVERYTHING. I would be crying late at night and he would be yelling in the speakers of my MacBook saying, “You automatically fail if you give up. Winners win because they keep trying.”

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Image Credits
Photographer: Mark Instagram: @MG3Media

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