I’m done with humility! I’ve been performing stand up comedy for the last 6 years, and more aggressively, the last 2 years. During the last 2 years, I have gone further than I ever thought I would. In that time, I have been too shy to promote myself as aggressively as I should. That won’t happen anymore! No one, absolutely NO ONE is going to get the word out about who I am and what I do. That is my sole responsibility! If you’re reading this and are an entertainer, or do something where an audience is involved, I want to encourage you to take advantage of everything technology has to offer us these days. We have Facebook, youtube, Twitter and the entire internet at our feet and at our disposal. We no longer have to wait to be “discovered” or to wait to get our “one shot”. These days, we have to let the world in on what they’re missing! It will take an unrelenting spirit and continuous effort to keep doing what we’re doing, all the while getting better at it. Then, when the world takes notice, BAM, our tireless work will pay off and continue to do so until we choose to stop it.
I have to recommend the movie, “The King of Comedy” starring Robert DeNiro. That movie is based on a story about an amateur stand up comic, in his early 30’s, who lives in his mother’s basement and has absolutely no social life. As Rupert Pupkin, Robert DeNiro portrays this man as an inexperienced stand up comic, who has never performed on a real stage, and has only rehearsed in his basement, in front of an audience depicted on his wallpaper. Yet, he believes he has comedic talent and will stop at NOTHING to get his message out to the world! Even at the expense of kidnapping a Late Night talk show host, played by Jerry Lewis, and bargaining to get himself to appear on his show in exchange for his safety. I’d go into more detail, but you you’ve just gotta watch!
So what’s it gonna take for you to reach your dreams? I believe we all know that answer to that, and when we decide to take that leap of faith, at the risk of everything we’ve ever worked for, then we can truly say that we gave it all that we’ve got!
Oh, here’s a youtube link to the full version of the movie! Gotta love the day and age we live in; Enjoy!
3 thoughts on “Be the King (or Queen) of What You do Best”
Go for it, Omar!
I’ve never seen that movie. So now you’ll have to show me…
Of course!! <3!!