(Sorry for the two day delay. I've had at least two fans contact me asking where is the blog, lol. It's great to know I have avid readers. Thank you)
I mention these factors because they don't apply to me. In addition, all of the constants had some type of sympathetic situation in their life that normally leads to tears when spoke about it. Which results to them bursting into joy and excitement when they was rewarded money or a prize. Thank God I don't have any sincere sympathetic situations in my life. Plus, I am not driven by money. If I was granted the opportunity I would have to fake the excitement if I won. I really can't see myself getting excited over money. I'm just not motivated by money. I don't even like playing most games to begin with (lol). Now that time has passed I understand why and I'm glad I wasn't apart of those shows.
Does this mean I'm going to stop applying for game shows? Absolutely not! I'm still open and receptive towards all opportunities. All it means is that I comprehend the message/results the universe is sending me and I'm spiritually in conjunction with the energy conspired.
|The line of people waiting for their turn to audition.|
* I was invited to be apart of a program in which ended up becoming a horrible experienced laced with bad communication. I mentioned last week on week 8 day 50 about an invite to host a showcase. There was a host of red flags in which I should of knew better.
First after I spoke to them on Monday and they promised to call me back the next day but they never did.
When I finally I called them the following weekend we scheduled a run through the Sunday before. Note the 2nd coordinator barely new most of the important details.
When I arrived on Sunday for the run through I found out I wasn't the host and they wanted me to interviews behind the scenes. This was a surprise but I was cool either way.
Finally on the day of the event I arrived on time and was ready to go. After a couple hours they asked me when is my camera man coming? Whattt? Never did they even ask me to bring my own camera man. A subtle something was mentioned indirectly about a camera man on Sunday but no one directly asked me anything. I don't even know how they got the impression I would automatically come with my own camera man. It makes no sense.
After that, I figured I wouldn't be doing any interviews so as a team player I offered that same person and the host my services to help out in another area. After a few more minutes, that same organizer told me they had everything under control and if I want to stay its going to be $5.00. She even wanted to walk me over to the call box. Unbelievable!! Their bad communication wasted my time and now they want to charge me a lousily $5.00 to stay. That was disrespectful but most of all it was unprofessional. I told the initial person who told me about them and the host and they were even shocked.
Trust me it didn't bother me but it taught me a lesson to be more selective. The signs vivid in the beginning and they were even more clear when I arrived. Its one of those events where performers/guests arrive early and regret it because they realize its not going to start anytime soon.
* I finished reading a book I purchased on March 29, 2010. Its called Show Runner - Producing Variety and Talk Shows for Television by Steve Clements. I originally purchased it to provide insight for the planning of the 2nd second of The Motown Maurice Show in Tampa. Most of the information I discovered on my own however, it did provide me a lot of industry knowledge I didn't know before.
They recorded shows for the end of this year and for 2011. Be on the look out, you might see my high top in the audience in a few shows.
I wasn't on the list for the next day but I showed up anyway and managed to get in after awhile. I pulled in another 8 hours. Its really pays to be recognizable.
* After a busy week I slowed down tremendously and decided to go where Motown Maurice has never gone before. Yup, that's right. I went in to the kitchen baked some chicken and potatoes. I did some research accompanied by my mom's guidance over the phone and it wasn't too bad for my first try. I proud of myself. I also think I'm liking this cooking thing. I always said, "I don't know how to cook but it doesn't mean I won't apply myself one day." I decided to apply myself and I like the challenge. The final results is rewarding plus it keeps me busy. I even cooked again the following day but that's a new week.
|After I finished cleaning the chicken. I didn't season it enough but I know better now.|
|The final product. Baked chicken/potatoes and a side of avocados.|
For those of you all that remember, I grew a beard for over 5 months before I moved to L.A. As a result, I didn't have to shave for a long time. When I finally shaved my face, it was as smooth as a babies booty. However, that didn't last for long. Shortly afterward I started having ingrown hairs, razor bumps and an irritated look on my face. I'm super conscious of how my face looks so I had to do some research and discovered the secrets of 100% Virgin Olive Oil. I now use it to shave, cook and moisturize my face. So far so good. I'm loving it. There are also linkages of 100% Virgin Olive Oil and people over 100 years old. For your own benefit check out these links.
Facials - http://ricebunny.xanga.com/624760557/olive-oil-sugar-scrub/
25 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil- http://curbly.com/chrisjob/posts/1799-25-alternative-uses-for-olive-oilSince I'm suddenly on this health tip. I'm proud to say I think I'm finally done with fast food. I believe the last time I ate a McDonald's chicken sandwich was either Oct 5th or 15th. Since I've been in L.A. I randomly kept seeing or hearing horrible things about fast food. Either Dr. Oz would say something thought provoking or I would get an email featuring a picture of what chicken McNuggets are really made out of. I've seen enough. Don't get me wrong I might eat some if offered by I'm done purchasing it.
What do I look like?
I love the basis of my life right now because for the first time I'm reading and staying consistent with it. When it comes to reading, my mind has to be completely cleared and my life has to be in order to do so. Since I've started reading again I can't stop. Which provides another reason why I'm not in a rush to start driving again. Without a car I can read on the bus, train and sometimes when I'm walking.
Speaking of a car, I'm going have to sell my 2005 Dodge Durango in Tampa. It makes no sense to keep making payments for a car that I'm not using. I wish my mom would use it but she don't lke big trucks. So, if you know anyone that needs a SUV let me know. I'll probably be home around Christmas to sell it.
Now back to reading. As I said before, I'm now reading The Laws of Success by Napoleon Hill. I'm only in the 3rd chapter but I honestly believe the author, who wrote this in 1925, who was born in 1883 and died in 1970 wrote this book about me. He must of used a time machine to secretly study me as a illustration for his book. Whatever the case is, this book sheds a lot of light on that comment "You look like a host," which was said to me this week. Note, I've been told that same comment a handful of times since I've been in L.A. I've even been told I sound like a host.
I remember when I established my production company in 2004. One of my first projects was a documentary among various other of video related projects. According to the people, I was the next Spike Lee or the next big time film director. I never really accepted those titles but that's what a lot of people saw in me at the time because of what I was doing.
Since I've been in L.A. I've been told, "You look like a host." The Laws of Success describes the power of making a decision, choosing your definite purpose and asserting self-confidence within yourself. Once you do that your definite purpose begins to physiologically and physically take form in an inward and outward appearance.
Have you ever met someone without knowing what they did for a living in advance and somehow you were able to sense that they was an attorney, a doctor or a muslin? If you knew what they were in advance its because the choice they made is not cultivating outward. This is some powerful stuff. As I'm writing it could very well be possible that Napoleon Hill and I are the same person, hmmm. I might be him reincarnated Moreover, I'm very glad to know that my definite purpose and desires is starting to take an outward form and now its just a matter of time before I host again.
On Thursday, when I was lining up for Minute To Win it, one of the coordinators saw my book asked what I was reading. She responded with excitement because she loves Napoleon Hill. She later told me that's she's a life coach. Saturday night at this party I got into my zone and started to visualize myself as a life coach. I've concluded its a great department to add a host. As a late night host, I will and have to be creative about it.
As the quest continues...
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