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WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 10 YEARS FROM NOW?

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Great Day Hood Famous TV readers! As promised today we will just go over some basics on getting goals accomplished and what it will take to attain them. I know you will enjoy the following and as always DO NOT hesitate to comment or ask questions.

The age old question of where do you see yourself in the future is and always will be relevant. While it is essential to live in “the now”, it is imperative to your survival in the entertainment industry to always have a clear plan of what you want to achieve in terms of the future and how you plan to get there. One of the biggest flaws of rappers, singers, dancers and models is that they often just live for today with no regards to tomorrow. The mentality that tomorrow is promised to no one is taken too literal because in reality you more than likely will wake up the next day and you will regret yesterdays decision if you acted on that premise.

So lets say you’re a rapper. You’ve been writing. rapping and living the craft for ten years now. You’ve done some local shows and won a few rap battles and the people love you. You’ve traveled a bit and you know that creating a buzz outside of your comfort zone is a must. Your budget isn’t in the millions but you could invest some of that sneaker and bottles money into your career and probably be further along by now. You wake up and think about all the things that are possible if you just had more money or a manager or better locations to perform at or a publicist who knows everyone you don’t know but that’s the problem, you think about it and do nothing.

The difference between the successful artist and the unsuccessful artist is not talent, it’s commitment. The most committed rappers have major deals, the most committed models are being booked for Fashion Week, the most committed dancers are getting call backs for mainstream videos. They may not be as good as you are but if you just sit and think of all your possibilities while remaining physically stagnant, how far are you really trying to get?

The solution to getting where to where you want to be is simple. Think it, Plan it, Do it! If your goals are kept mundane then the execution is effortless.

  1. Create a vision board. A vision board is just a platform where you view the things you want out of life on a daily basis. It is proven that people who utilize vision boards tend to reach their goals quicker than those who don’t. It’s not only looking at the board but keeping your thoughts on that frequency as well. You can use construction paper and cut-outs and fancy borders or you can just write down affirmations on sticky notes and place them somewhere you can view them first thing in the morning. With the help of technology there are even some available on line making the process even easier, just make sure you log on daily to view your vision board.
  2. Find a mentor. A mentor is defined as a wise or trusted adviser or guide. Get in contact with folks that you know are successful by every fiber of their being. That means they are successful in their careers, health and personal relationships. Well rounded individuals can be of much assistance because they want to see others do well. If you are an entertainer it makes sense to find someone who has had a conducive career in the industry therefore you can advance yourself through their knowledge.
  3. Commit and be consistent. Not much has to be said after that. If you want it, act like it. Carry yourself in accordance with the life you want to live. Be consistent with your music, your money and the contacts that you will meet along the way. Get in the studio as much as possible, spend your money on things or services that will assist you in elevating your career to that next level, hire the appropriate staff to book your shows, or get a personal assistant, etc. Believing that you are a one man (or woman) show is a small minded concept and will keep you in small spaces.
  4. When you reach a goal and complete it. Celebrate your success. Go out with friends and toast to the event or get a relaxing massage for all your hard work. Buy a sweater, an expensive cup of coffee or just go online and blast yourself out to every social media platform. Whatever you want because you deserve it.

These are just a few helpful suggestions to keep in mind. I love to see people shine in their own light and it boggles my mind when I see talent going to waste because of negative mindsets and ridiculously large egos. Do what works for you but remember that longevity comes with persistence and humility.

Peace!

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