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Get Prepared! Get Knowledge! Get Opportunity!

Get Prepared! Get Knowledge! Get Opportunity!

I don't believe there is a soul whose intent is to crush a person's dream, but I have to say it's mind boggling to meet a person who has such big dreams to make it in the entertainment business and think he or she can do it without preparation. My favorite quote is "Success comes when opportunity meets preparation."


If you want to be a singer and do not invest in your voice, and talent, why should I? If you are a writer and do not practice writing or enhance your writing skills, why should I be interested.? Yes, there are gifted individuals, and maybe you are one of them, but even gifted people are very in tune with their gifts and work to improve them or become knowledgeable about them.  Many talented individuals miss out because they are UNPREPARED. You must invest in your talent! Investing does not necessarily mean money, it can mean time learning from resources available to you (i.e. Internet, Library, magazines) until you get funding.


If you want to be in the entertainment industry, study the particular area of interest to you. The Internet, in all its terribleness, is also an educator. Start there! You can expect lots of opportunities being prepared. Over the course of my career, I've met many talented individuals who wanted me to listen to a CD, but the quality, and production of the CD were terrible; actors who say they are the best but haven't taken one acting class, or writers whose spelling and grammar is unacceptable. Get prepared, Get knowledge, Get an opportunity!


It's up to you! 





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  1. Thea says:

    So true! Such great advice Mrs. Norwood. I especially love that quote — “Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.”

    Thanks! 🙂

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