EVER! Giving up is sooooo easy, and sometimes it feels like it’s the only solution to solving all problems. But it’s not.
Dreams come true. Goals are being achieved. I’m a dreamer, but I’m also a DOer. I like to write out daily goals, monthly, yearly, 1-year goals, etc. I highly advise doing so as well. Doing these will change your life- they changed mine! Discipline, discipline, discipline!
When I first started in showbiz I wrote down 3 goals for the month: get an agent, get good headshots, get booked in a short film. I broke those goals down in little sections and what I needed to do to achieve them.
I sent emails to every agent in the Southeast, searched for local headshot photographers, and looked for casting calls in my area in every Facebook acting group. After 2 weeks I was cast in my first student film, met up with a local photographer Valeria Tanuzzi (you should check her out on Instagram!) and signed with my first agent in Florida.
A year later I already had IMDb Pro, Actors Access, 10 credits on my resume, my first demo reel and new headshots.
Two years later I booked my first commercial and a feature film, and learned new special skills: katana sword fighting, Italian, DJ’ing and much more!
While I was achieving those goals- do you know what started to happen? I got hated on! Yes, I actually started getting haters from a local community and different markets. People talked shit behind my back, I kept getting hate messages on my cell- oh, good ol' days!
But also, good people started telling me that I would go far (and they still do), so the expectations were set high and I kept on going.
I almost ended up homeless during the pandemic, because I lost my apartment. I simply didn't have the money. And guess what? I still didn't give up!
During the CoVid pandemic I was crazy busy! I was vlogging, traveling, booking things, learned how to do pole dancing, wrote and published a few books, got headshots with different wigs, got a demo reel that represented my brand… so much stuff! I get bored so easily that I always have to be on the go.
If I can do it- so can you! I’m like a cat- I love to snuggle, I love when people pet my head and I procrastinate a lot! Mostly because I love to eat and I love watching films and new shows on Hulu. What helps me is this- I have only ONE LIFE, so why not make it THE BEST ONE? I don’t know how much time I have in the world and I want to make my dreams come true before it’s too late.
In conclusion- don’t give up! Work hard, work smart, FUCK THE HATERS and stay close to people who support and guide you. Hey, you CAN do this ;)