Many aspiring creatives ask me: "What's the secret formula? What's the difference between the filmmaker who is able to get their film made; the writer who lands that awesome publishing deal; or the markerting wizard 'fortunate' enough to get their next big break with a client? How can it be that those who have the talent never seem to make it past a certain point?"
The answer is simple -- those who have a clear VISION for themselves, who know EXACTLY what they want, and EXACTLY why they want it, succeed. Period. Those who don't linger until they do or fade away as the tide passes them by.
This place, this magical place that very few are able to actually achieve requires a complex formula of risk, vulnerability and courage. Our world is designed to love and gravitate towards those who are authentic and unique. We are called as artists and visionaries to be those people, but one often forgets the amount of support you need to sustain that particular spotlight, which is why so many perish under its glare.
When you want to show the world something they've never seen before, you have to be prepared to DO and GIVE something you've never given before.