HOUSTON, I AM TRYNA COME BACK!

82% of people want to write a book but don’t know where to start! Do you feel you have a book in you? Have you been secretly harboring the dream of writing it down one day? Why wait?

Entrepreneurs + Influencers: Are you tired of feeling stuck and ready to work on yourself, your story, and your business? When a Transformational Leadership Coach, A Book Writing Coach, and a Branding Coach come to your city to help you work on yourself, your book, and your business platform, are you going to show up and do the work?

Are you ready to increase your income and your influence? My team and I are here to help. @inspirebrandconsulting + Tobi Brown are kicking-off a one-day intensive live workshop this summer. First Stop: #Houston.

Go to https://mystorymytimeworkshop.com and sign up for updates. Early Bird registration will open soon. Spaces are limited.

 

LEARN THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

Taking an acting class is great but you also need to learn the Business of Acting, if you seriously want to make it!

  1. Learn to use a sign in sheet and take a good picture
  2. Learn the statistics of an actor
  3. Fill out a size card properly and audition etiquette
  4. Learn categories: leading man/ woman, supporting, day player, etc.
  5. Putting together a resume / bio
  6. The difference between doing TV, Daytime, Film, Commercials, Voiceover, and stage
  7. What to expect on that audition: 1st call, call backs, network
  8. 8.  The crew and their jobs
  9. Set terminology
  10. How to become signatory and the fees
  11. 11Your pay rate and what contract your job falls under, Residuals, Foreign Royalties.
  12. 12.  How to read your contracts
  13. Your course to staying employed
  14. How to be remembered or quickly forgotten by casting directors, and producers
  15. Insider tricks on how to market yourself on a budget

 

If you don’t know these things, your career will only go so far. Lucky for you, I teach these things via the internet. Check out my course the Business of Acting.

I OFTEN WONDER HOW PEOPLE PERCEIVE REALITY

When I lived in California, I had a strange relationship with going out in public. It was just weird. I honestly started to hate it and became a hermit. People think Hollywood is like Disneyland but fail to realize actors are just like Mickey Mouse without a big costume head. Below are 3 conversations that I had with people that flipped the script and turned me into the bad guy.

Fan: “How’s Hollywood?”

Me: Hollywood is built off a story from someone’s mind…. make believe like Disneyland. Fake tits, ass, lips. Fame is given and taken.  It’s all entertainment. The ones not smart enough to realize all this shit’s fake seek a life that will never be real and kill themselves tryna live a life that doesn’t exist.

Fan: “I see you’re in a bad mood.”

Me: “Not at all….”

He walked away mad. LOL

 

Fan Guy 2: “Where’s Brandon?”

Me: “Dude, are you serious?”

Fan Guy 2: “Yeah!”

Me: “Dead.  The show’s been off for 30 years, dude.”

We both just stood there looking at each other. I finally walked away thinking this can’t be my life.  Lord, please NO MORE dumbasses today.

 

This next one happens often and it’s awkward. I hate it.

“What’s it like growing up on TV?”

Me: “I dunno? I don’t have any other life to compare it to.”

Then people get mad like my answer wasn’t good enough, so I have to ask, “Well, what’s it like NOT growing up on TV?”

This question brings more strange looks, like I’m supposed to know. Hahahaha.  I’m not a mean person but I am a real person.  I think the humanization of people who have been on TV is a real conversation more adults need to have with their children because there are some grown ass confused people in the world.

Like not to be mean, but when I’m asked, “Where’s Punky?” or “Where’s Waldo?” do they expect me to pull them outta my pocket? I don’t fucking know? But I’m a bitch if I say that so I say nothing and give them an awkward smile. Then, we can all feel weird together.

Yes, this is a “Fuck my life” moment. Hahaha. Whatever, maybe you will understand, maybe you won’t.

I’M A FORMER CHILD STAR AND I HAVE BEAT ALL ODDS.

I’m a former child star and I have beat all odds. Society has put black women like me in a box. I’m supposed to be a victim with a sob story. Instead I am powerful, strong and vivacious.

I too have had life struggles and heartache but until now I didn’t feel it was necessary to share that part of my personal life.

I am ready to share now because I am tired of women giving up their dreams and falling victim.

I am an example of dreams coming true and when you believe in yourself what can happen. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. We need to rebuild our foundations as women and re-evaluate our self-worth, the way we evaluate our material possessions.

We live in a world that is so caught up with material possessions like cars, clothing, and shoes. We are slapped in the face every day with the worth of things we can’t take with us when we die. But many of us don’t know our own self-worth! But can spit out the price to those Christian Louboutin red bottom shoes we feel we need.

Women need to learn it is ok to put ourselves first. It is not a sin to take care of your needs and wants before you take care of anyone else’s.  We have a natural instinct to nurture but fall short when it comes time to nurture ourselves.

I don’t know about you, but I am the most important person in my life. I know I have a daughter but if mommy doesn’t take care of her health, I can’t take care of her. Mentally and physically I have to nurture myself and my self-love, so I can be whole for her. Though I can’t control the things that go on around me I can control myself and my way of thinking. Positive is all I see because positive is all I want to see, and I have time for.

“I’m too wealthy for this!” is something I remind myself every time I find myself in some bullshit that doesn’t make sense. I’m 42 years old now I have to do things that make sense. By me saying this I am not taking about Wealth as an abundance of material possessions, but I am speaking of the valuable resources my life has given me. I have learned that I do not have to settle, and I do deserve the best. I have also learned that I can lead my life down certain paths, but I don’t control it. The Universe and God does, and every day of my life is a gift, a gift he gives me as his child. My time spent here on earth is not just about me but it’s about what I can do to better myself and what’s around me. I get everything I ask for.  I believe you speak positive and positive things will happen. Try it for yourself say nothing negative for 30 days and see how your life changes. I dare you! I believe in Karma and what you put out into the world is what you get back.