Bryan Downey

Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is Bryan Downey, I work at the Butte Brewing Company as our Marketing Manager and Bartender. I am in control of all Butte Brewing’s social media, ads, and events.

What is one habit of yours that helps you be productive?

I try and write for at least fifteen minutes everyday.

What is your morning routine and how does it help you get the most out of your day?

I wake up, shower, have coffee, and read the paper. It usually helps starting every morning the same. After that I take my dog for quick walk and then head to work.

In the last few years, what lifestyle, habit or behavior change has had the biggest positive impact on your life?

Getting a dog, it has brought a lot more love and activity into my life that I did not have before.

When you feel unfocused, what do you do?

Usually i clean, it’s my best way of trying to get motivated without taking on a big overwhelming task. It’s always good to start small.

What is one piece of software or a web service that you get immense value out of? How do you use it?

Photoshop – I use it for work and personal projects.

What is the one book you recommend most often and why?

Misery by Stephan King – I think it is one of the best examples of showcasing writers block and the writers process.

What advice would you give a smart and ambitious recent college graduate? What advice should they ignore?

Find something you like doing, but more importantly find people you love doing it with. Don’t chase money.

What is your favorite quote, one you aim to live by?

You can do anything you want, just make it different from everyone.