The List – The Top Influencers of 2019 – Notorious P.I.G.- Seth Black and Zach Keck

The List – The Top Influencers of 2019 – Notorious P.I.G.- Seth Black and Zach Keck

Seth Black and Zach Keck

Owners, Notorious P.I.G.

Seth Black

Who was your first mentor in life?

My first mentor would have been my father. He taught me that you can do anything you put your mind to, and hard work does pay off. As a kid he was always headed to work as I was just waking up and getting home late putting forth many hours a day to make sure his family had what they needed. However, he always found time to enjoy life as well, this showed that there can be a balance in life if you choose to do so.

What was your most memorable lesson?

My most memorable lesson would have come around the age of 12. My father had a customer enter his shop and was rather rude as they did not like the price of a part which they wanted to purchase but called it junk and “junk should be free!” My father remained humble and expressed that he had natural overhead expenses of running a business as well as many families that depended on their business to sustain life. He replied “sorry, things are not free.” This lady could not understand this but my father at that point showed me that he was not there to just make money he was taking care of those who took care of him.

What does community mean to you?

Community to me means a team! Everyone has highs and lows and if we work as a team to help each other when needed everyone wins. Ultimately the community is an extended family were all in this together.

Why are you involved in the community?

I enjoy being involved in the community for many reasons. It’s a very satisfying feeling knowing you helped someone who needed it, if I’m ever in that situation I hope someone returns the favor. I also enjoy showing my kids that helping out where you can goes a long way in hopes they to will get involved and enjoy doing so.

What advice would you give to people who want to do more?

Discover what it is you’re passionate about and find a group that works around that. Reach out and get involved, make a difference it will make a difference in your life without you realizing it. Believe in Good Karma and watch what happens!

Zach Keck

Who was your first mentor in life?

My grandfather Dewey French was my first mentor in my life. He was an old school, hardworking kind of guy. He taught me many things before he passed when I was a junior in high school, but the two things I remember most is to work hard at everything I choose to do, and there is no stranger. You can never have too many friends.

What was your most memorable lesson?

All I ever wanted to do was play college baseball. My senior year of high school I blew out my knee in a wrestling match that ended my career in sports. For 18 years I knew sports was going to get me through college, but at that moment I realized I was now going to have to rely on my brain to get me through life. I had a very lost feeling for quite some time.

What does community mean to you?

Without community we have nothing. Community means giving back in any way possible whether it be financially, time, or helping someone in need. There are so many ways to give back to the community.

Why are you involved in the community?

I want to make Decatur a better place in every way I can. It is a lot of fun getting out in the community, and an even better feeling when there are success’s that you were a part of.

What advice would you give to people who want to do more?

Stop waiting, and jump right in. There is something for everyone. Recognize your talents and skills and find a way to apply those within the community. Not only will you make Decatur a better place, it is a great feeling of accomplishment when you rest your head on the pillow at night.