We had the good fortune of connecting with Mike Caliber and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mike, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Hustle is the most important factor behind my success. Even with the things I’ve accomplished so far I don’t feel successful as some tell me I am. That’s the best approach in order to stay grounded and hungry.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
First and foremost as a Dj I’m about the music. My experience in music business sets me apart from other Dj’s and drives my desire to win. My latest achievement is successfully working as a music supervisor for a film project which has been winning film awards around the country. Persistence is what got me to this point in my career and I have learned being comfortable with hearing “no” is how to overcome normal challenges. I started in an era where the music is what started the buzz on an artist. Now it’s the opposite. Social media drives an artist’s brand. There are many popular artists in the industry without a hit song. The biggest lesson I’ve learned along the way is to keep going and never stop. At some point you’ll figure it all out.
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.
Any time I have someone from out of town the first thing I introduce them to Harold’s Chicken. We’ll definitely hang out in Hyde Park and Downtown Chicago for the vibes.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are too many people to dedicate a shoutout too in my journey.
Linkedin: mike caliber