Instead of waiting for creative inspiration to strike, I make a conscious effort to stimulate a creative mindset each day.”
Mr. Lubbat’s interest in computer software and web development was piqued long before he decided to create the company now known as David Lubbat LLC.
Mr. Lubbat refined his skills as a developer and computer software expert while also acquiring the knowledge necessary to build a prosperous business. Mr. Lubbat began the earnest pursuit of his entrepreneurial goals by founding Lubbat Development, the highly regarded Houston-based company he continues to run today.
Where did the idea for David Lubbat LLC come from?
This was an idea that grew slowly over time, but it really began to take shape during my first few semesters of college. I was already focused on software development, so I began taking business classes in order to be better prepared to found the business that became Lubbat Development.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I’m an early riser, and I like to begin each day with some kind of physical activity, which might be a brief walk or a long run, or anything else that gets the ideas flowing for the remainder of the day. After breakfast, I review the company’s responsibilities to our clients and delegate tasks to team members and take on the responsibilities I believe ought to be prioritized or otherwise addressed.
How do you bring ideas to life?
The best ideas come to me during the early morning hours when it’s so quiet that you can almost hear the darkness giving way to the light, which is why I begin each day by walking, jogging, or biking. Everything just snowballs from there.
What’s one trend that really excites you?
I’m excited that companies, independent of their individual industry or their specific business goals, are beginning to recognize the importance of software and software development.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I believe in adhering to a daily routine, but I also recognize that my routine has to be somewhat flexible to ensure I am capable of being as productive as possible each and every workday.
What was the worst job you ever had and what did you learn from it?
Growing up in Florida, I worked a lot of labor-intensive summer jobs that left me so exhausted that it affected my creativity in other areas. I immediately learned the value of combining a strong work ethic with a strong work-life balance.
If you were to start again, what would you do differently?
Not much. If anything, I might have brought on a bigger team to handle a broader base of clients during the earlier stages of our development.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Instead of waiting for creative inspiration to strike, I make a conscious effort to stimulate a creative mindset each day. It’s one of the reasons my company has stayed a few steps ahead while enabling our clients to do the same.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
We provide our clients with data analyses that clearly demonstrate the measurable value our services deliver, so our clients understand exactly what they stand to gain by working with us.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
As the company began to grow, we had to limit the number of clients we accepted until we could bring on enough personnel to handle our rapidly expanding client base.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I bought some new books. My idea of a perfect day would be to wake up and read all day long.
What software and web services do you use? What do you love about them?
As a computer software company, we use our own proprietary software and web services. Not only do I love the fact that they are personalized according to our unique company needs, but I also love the process that goes into developing the software for a specific company function.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.