The desert…that’s where things go to die. It’s where things escape and flee to wander; then inevitably fade looking for a sign of hope. The whistle of the wind drowns out any ideas you may have had circling the dunes and all you can wonder is “where is the oasis?”
This is the entertainment industry. A long, LONG mountainous desert. We were all sucked into the twinkle from our peephole, living in a box of mundanity. Running with open arms to this vast terrain that we imagined being something like Coachella or Burning Man, when realistically it’s Mad Max: Fury Road…if you’ve never seen it, it’s terrifying and intriguing all at the same time.
If you’re an introvert, like me, you wander around aimlessly, working on projects here and there…hoping someone takes notice of all the work you’ve been doing. You network excessively, feeling like you’ve missed an opportunity that some bubbly newcomer received.
Being an introverted artist in the entertainment industry, when so much of the attention goes to extroverted personalities, is frustrating. Unless you are a prodigy, trying to get anyone on board with your vision is like pulling teeth. We don’t like to “sell” our ideas we like to discuss them. We don’t want someone to make us into the next “…” we want to be ourselves.
So what do you do in a world that caters to the extrovert? Lay down and play dead? Or create a gameplan that maneuvers you around the chaos to get you exactly where you want to go?
Making your way through the desert doesn’t have to be an infuriating trip of road blocks. You’ve gotta use what you’ve got and in the words of Tim Gunn “make it work.”
I’m here to be your tour guide. A kind of Furiosa to the pregnant babes. You’re full of ideas, but can’t seem to get passed yourself. However way you cut it, the only way to survive is to invest and capitalize on you — your ideas, your goals, truths, failures and triumphs.
I love working with people of all different backgrounds and artistries and skill levels. And the best way to keep the fabric of your journey interesting is to weave in as many different skill sets as possible.
We have some work to do and I intend on diving in head first. Stop wandering the desert and let’s get to sailing.