Put that in Google and look how much content pops up that will get you nowhere. After my trip to LA, it dawned on me. So many people chase fame and fortune. I always knew I wanted to be recognized for the work that I did, but never did I understand what platform was right for me. It started off with "wanting" to be a professional baseball player to a very short-lived music career. After meeting so many actors, athletes, musicians, etc. they all say the same thing: "This is what I love to do". That's how simple it is to be famous - love what you do, do it what a passion, be persistent, be kind to others, giveback when you can and the rest will take care of itself.
Once I got a taste of what it's like to be recognized for the work that I do and love, iI realized that I can do anything I want to do with my life. I realized I was chasing fame and not a purpose or mission since I was 13. I must have been chasing recognition since my parents got divorced.
I was the school clown and back then it was funny, but now I realize how silly and embarrassing that was. I was lacking depth and substance. I've been working towards nothing besides shallowness. Now that I know this, I can work through it and figure out my mission and purpose through the tools I have developed over the past few years: one of my tools is praying. Ask for guidance, ask for strength and it will come.
I am working on this insane new opportunity and it's all about being around stars and legends in sports. The person I am working with wants nothing to do with being in front of the camera and that is when a light bulb went off in my head. I shine the best in front of the camera (even though I know how to produce, script, develop a shot list, incorporate key messages etc.) I feel GREAT when that camera is on and it's time to roll!
I want to be in front of the camera talking to amazing people about their journey, personal life experiences and much more because that is what feels right for me. It's not the fame I am chasing anymore, it's the stories that we need to preserve and capture on film so it can last a lifetime. It's an honor to have people I barely know open up and share their stories with me. share their fears, struggles, successes and much more. That, to me, is the shiznit.
One day, this will all be a story that someone else may care about and I can inspire others to pursue their dreams, passions and mission.