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If you don't believe from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head that what you have to write, act, sing, create is the best thing since welfare cheese, then why are you here? Why do you act, write, produce, dream, starve, scheme, lose sleep to tell your stories? If you believe without a doubt that what you have to offer is something the world needs, requires and is desperate for, then you will win. There is no question, there is no doubt.
What Asia has learned to sell are her hopes, wishes and dreams for herself without the shame that the dreams are now street-corner small. She uses that to her advantage. She makes her clients feel the hope for her future, she makes them wish her well, she makes them admire her courage to stand on a cold street corner begging for pennies like Oliver Twist amidst the Dickensian wreckage of urban Detroit. She uses that to fuel her dreams. She has created a concrete strategy for engaging her audience in making her dream come true. We get on board because of her unshakeable faith and ability to get her parents to stand on windy corners to support her.
What's your dream? How can you get people in power on board? First step is to do your work. Know the insides and outs of what you believe you want to do. Focus on how it makes you feel when you do it and make me, your audience feel that too. Make the people who have the power to give you what you need feel the way you feel when you do your thing...when you create the magic that is your story.
Live and learn from Super business, girl, girl, girl, Asia Newson...
April Yvette Thompson