I live in Los Angeles.
The land of infinite opportunities.
But everyone keeps talking about how hard it is.
I'm on stage just about every day so I'm constantly surrounded by entertainers - individuals who made a decision to live their life on their own terms. Not listening to the endless doubters and people who said it's not possible to live their dreams.
At first, we are all just too naive (or dumb) to realize how hard it'll be, then "the industry" hits us with some challenges. It lets us know that no one really cares if we succeed or not. No one cares if we move back to the small town we came from.
As soon as these thoughts take root, it's easy to lose track of why we started. Some of our naivety goes away and we start to believe in that "reality" that everyone keeps talking about.
If I've learned anything from my time in show business it's that NO ONE CARES.
I take photos with fans of my show every day.
People give me high fives.
Every once in a while people recognize me on the street.
But at the end of the day...
NO ONE CARES.
No matter how important you think you are OR want to be, no one cares as much as you do.
You can disappear and you'll be replaced... almost instantly.
To some people this may be depressing and enough to want to quit.
But I know if you're reading this, you're not a quitter.
You're a winner.
To win, you have to play the game.
You have to risk losing.
Losing is ok, but it's not what we do.
We never lose. When something doesn't work out, we don't LOSE.
We learn what we can do better next time and we learn how to win.
You can quit any time you want.
No one cares.
But if you want to win...
You've got to play the game.
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