Hello friends, fans, and family,
Isaac M here. I just wanted to talk about what I done to get through the Pandemic in March of 2020. With all of the productions closing and/or closed for an estimated time of 15 days at the time. I was very concerned because I am a working actor trying to get my bills paid from month to month. This unseen closer didn't just affected me it affected everyone. Being out of work until farther notice I had to find some sort of income. Also at this time I was getting a lot of I told you so. This I told you so was not talking about the pandemic no, this I told you so came from and was about something else.
You see when I told certain people about me becoming an actor and perusing a career in acting most of theses people had nothing good to say to me. I was told that I would never make it and that I should "get a real job" which did not sit well with me. I work very hard as an actor. It is a very demanding business. Besides, I always wanted to be in entertainment and I knew that I could do it if I gave it my all and never gave up. Notwithstanding, I also knew and know that I have a lot to learn and prove. I must prove that I am a capable actor and that I could perform as an actor in the industry of TV and even movies. I am totally grateful seeing how far I came. I know that I have a long way to go. I was performing as a background actor and auditioning for principle roles. This is especially hard because what I need is for someone to allow me the opportunity to perform and then land the job. I also need for that production to allow me to do the job over a period of time for credit ability. There is so much to cover and I could easily veer too far off topic. Also, I don't want to try to go into all of the details. There is a lot within those words by itself. Anyway, although I have friends and family who supports me some friends and family don't think that "I" can do well in acting and entertainment. I have proved them wrong countless amount of times over different topics but being that this process is much, much slower I fear the worst. So, ultimately I am fighting myself and not them at all.
To put it in a short form, I realized that I have to be constantly learning, ever diligent, friendly, grateful, honorable, and hungry. Of course there are more ways and even better ways than this way but this is the way that I know. Working long hours is not new to me and putting in work is not new to me. However, I want to be constantly learning and moving forward towards my goals. This was not always the case sometimes I went backwards and other times I was at a complete stand still. So, this leads me to my next point and that's being patient.
I got into this industry at an older age and I know that time is not on my side. I don't have connections and I don't even think that I can do it at times. But I continue on, I continue on learning, I continue on networking, I continue on producing content, and I continue on telling myself that I can make it. It is hard to tell yourself something because you knew how you feel about what you are saying to yourself.
I started producing content on YouTube years ago so I visited that and started making more content for YouTube. I was pleasantly surprised when all of my music was placed on my channel. I only had 500 subscribers on YouTube at the time so I did not meet the requirements to monetize my videos. I was just creating content to grow my channel and because I enjoy doing it. I did not get many people commenting and I also did not get much interactions with my videos.
I actually wanted more interactions in my video I was not even thinking about monetization. When they merged all of my videos onto my channel this increased my subscribers from 500 to 1400. Needless to say I was stoked about it. I made several videos talking about it. This merge gave me the boost that I needed to make more content and to get a small sense that I could do this. I still did not meet all of the requirements for YouTube monetization but I was well on my way. I am totally grateful, before this I was at my end. I was ready to fade into the dark. I was renewed. My business sense had returned. Putting out videos and other content was easy again. No I still was not monetized but in my head a major optical was conquered.
I am going to close with, you may stop just short of the finish line if you give up now. Yes, there may be a ways to go but I dare say, you can do it. Don't give up, never give up. May god bless and keep you always. Thank you for reading and thank you for your support.
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