03 Apr Starting Fresh at Any Age: Moving to LA
We did an adventure across the country! It was an adventure, but I’ll get into that later.
It’s been a long time in the works. I’ve been thinking of moving to LA for about two years now. Not this past December, but the one before, I stepped off an airplane in LA, and in my heart, I knew this was my next home. From that point forward, it was all about taking the actions toward making it happen at the right time. I tried once before, and it didn’t go so fluidly.
I had a meeting last week with a producer for a role in a short film I’ll be acting in. Off the record, he asked me how I felt about moving to LA at my age to pursue this fully? From my heart, the first thing that jumped out was that there’s no better time than now.
RESPONSE & THOUGHTS
First of all, I’m not that old, but second, age is just one element in an entire category of what goes into success. Age is just one element, no matter your job, genre, or career path. There’s so much else – talent, natural ability, determination, perseverance, looks, connections, and network. There are so many pieces of the pie that to focus on one and say, “I can’t do this, this isn’t for me,” is a limiting belief that I cannot even fathom. When he asked me how I felt about it, I said I felt incredible. I don’t ever want to look back at my life and regret something. Because if not now, when?
One creative passion fuels another, so I plan to continue my other projects, including content for this channel, Live Free TV, the Never Settle Podcast, and other entrepreneurial endeavors. You’ll be hearing a lot more about those, especially content about wealth. They’re all pieces of the creative pie. I do scriptwriting in the morning and articles as a contributing writer for various magazines. These are all ways of using creative resources.
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RESPONSE & THOUGHTS
My response in the simplest form was, “I feel great. If not now, when? What am I going to do? Sit back in Miami for 20 years and say, “If I only went to LA, what could have happened?” That’s just soul-crushing. That kind of stuff keeps you awake at night when you’re old. Gary Vee says we should spend more time around old people. The biggest regret many of them have is not about having more followers, working more, or having more money. It’s the things that they didn’t do that they regret more than trying and falling. I don’t like to use the word failure because if you try something and take a lesson from it, I don’t perceive it as a failure. I see it as you learned a lesson, now move forward. You never fail. You either succeed or learn a lesson. Those are the only two options.
I know my success is inevitable. I know this is going to happen. I feel it. I’m here with purpose and intention. I do not take ‘no’ for an answer. I see it as a redirection. Now is the perfect time for me to move to LA, and I couldn’t be happier or more excited. I will still travel around for whatever work pops up. I feel at peace and ease with the decision, so I can already call it a success. There are little successes that come along the way.
You will see a lot more content to come on my YouTube channel. It’s my nook and creative space, the flow of water and energy. I have a lot of content that I would love to use from my trips to Singapore and Indonesia. Good fortune is coming. I did a lot of feng shui in the apartment, so I feel really good about that. It’s a space of creativity and light; there’s lots of sunlight pouring in. Whatever steps had been taken before, it’s all meant to be. It’s all here. And it’s not luck. It is choice. I don’t believe in luck. I don’t believe in hope. I believe in fate, action, and choice. My choice to move to LA feels good.
If there’s anything you’ve wanted to do, and you have any doubt about whether it’s right, ask yourself this: What do you see yourself doing 5-10 years from now? If you don’t do it, will you regret it? If the answer is yes, go head first, and jump into it. Time is something that we will never get back. Make the most of it and go out and live free. Your choices should resonate with your whole being.
More insights and adventures to come from the West Coast soon. This is a new grand adventure from coast to coast, baby.