Passion

July 7, 2015 0

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.”

-T. S. Eliot

Passion can drive us. Most usually don’t know what they are passionate about. Sure,we feel strongly for the morning coffee from the ‘Bucks, but it’s not passion. That’s the interesting part of getting a job as an entertainer. Every entertainer that you see performing something that is worth seeing is passionate about their art form. That is their driving force in life. I don’t think any of us have looked at a performer on stage and thought to ourselves “They must hate their job.” We know that they are happy.

I don’t know about other performers, but I know when I get hired for a gig, I get excited. Sure, I rejoice in the idea of eating three meals a day for a week as opposed to the standard two meals. But I also know what’s coming up soon; I have a chance to share my art with the world, make someone smile, startle someone with a sideshow stunt. Most importantly, we get to inspire people. We get to bring emotion to the world.

The hardest part of this job is getting the call or email that the gig has canceled. Have you ever been fired? Technically, I’ve been fired 38 times this year alone. It’s a struggle for us, because not only do we lose the income, we lose another chance to express ourselves. We lose another opportunity to share our passion with the world.

When you contact us for work, we are excited to work with you. Not just because we get to put gas in our car, but because we love what we do. Just remember that every time you hire performer, you make the world a better place. When you hire us, you allow for mobile art. Art is inspiration, art is passion.

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That One Thing

July 2, 2015 0

“And in the end of the day, we were all just humans…drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokeness”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Growing up, everyone wanted to be something great. We had dreams of being an astronaut, a cop, a fireman, or even┬áthe President of the United States (honestly, some of the kids would do a better job than some of our presidents.) But then you go through school, puberty, tests, mid terms, finals, SAT, ACT’s, FCAT’s and more. It is rare that people find their passion in that mess. Between trying to be popular and attempting straight A’s, how are you possibly going to learn anything about you? It might be why we have a mid-life crisis.

So, what happens? You go to college for something that you think won’t bore you for the rest of your life, finish school with decent grades (you realize that nothing matters other than being top of your class or just passing the class.) Next, find a job, date, get married, have a kid, send those kids to college, grow old, retire, then pass away. That’s what we are trained to do. But what happens if you don’t do things in that order? What happens when you find the love of your life early, and what if that love isn’t for a person?

What happens when you are 13 years old and discovered the one thing that you want to do for the rest of your life? You follow it to the ends of the Earth. How does this happen? You either were not given enough attention as a kid, always in trouble, moved a lot, divorced parents, etc. You hope to make friends in school, but that doesn’t happen. You hope that maybe the good grades will make you feel better, but you also realize that was just memorization and too easy. And then you get slapped in the face.

Slapped in the face by that one thing. That one thing that you never want to stop. That empty void in your life gets filled, and you get consumed by it. Suddenly, you always have something to do, you have places you want to be. Your world is flipped upside down to the rest of the world, but for the first time, you feel like you have a clear view. This is what makes people the best at what they do. This is what will make you better than anyone else. This is what will make you the best.

It doesn’t come with a life, it doesn’t come with instructions. It comes with a feeling, and a super, shitty, intuition. It doesn’t come with the wife waiting for you at home, it doesn’t come with the home cooked meal. Some people miss it, some people never wanted to it.

Truthfully, most won’t feel like they deserve it.

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Getting Over Depression

June 20, 2015 0

 

 

Robin Williams was an inspirational to all of us. He made us laugh when we needed it the most, he made us forget our problems when they were the only things haunting us. But just like the rest of us, he suffered from depression. We all go through it, and we all have gotten over it at some point. I thought that maybe my personal journey could help other’s.

 

Depression can often leave you feeling crippled with no desire to do anything. The first thing you have to realize is that you need to change something in your life for the better. No one else will change it for you, and the best way to start is to stop reading this and go change something. My change was I went to the store and bought a pull-up bar. That was my easy change. I had to sell something to get it, but I still got it. So, go change something, don’t worry, I’ll wait……
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Good!

Now, focus on that change. That’s step one! Do that for a few days, or even a couple of weeks. I found that some form of home work out equipment helps because you can immediately feel results and it gets your heart pumping. It was the best change I made.

This advice will work for you, this is assuming that you have a source of income that barely covers all of your bills. This will be my attempts at helping with self-confidence, which is where I believe depression gets it’s strength. The less self-confidence, the more room depression has to invade.

 

 

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The Journey of 10,000 steps…

June 17, 2015 0

…begins with the first stair. Yes, I know the saying is different, but the message is the same. I always imagined it as a staircase going up to something better. Working towards a future for what you are building. Find the first step, then make that step. You’ll feel accomplished.

Which leads to the best advice I can give any performer:

10,000 shows. It will take you 10,000 shows to perfect your art. That should be every performer’s goal…10,000 shows.

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