Let me explain. SInce starting the journey to being an awesome stand up comedian and actor and writer and (put any other entertainment title here), all I thought about was "Can't wait to see what I get out of this!". Thinking about the awards and adulation was flowing through my brain like that chocolate fountain at Golden Coral. Yet, I felt I wasn't getting anything. There was this sort of empty feeling inside me. And before you say it, yes I do eat three meals a day. It's not about that kind of feeling. Just like something was off with this. I have been very fotunate and blessed to be around some good people who always seemed to show me, even without their knowledge, the bigger picture. And that is what happened to me this week. Someone may have knocked some sense in me. I thank them for that. What I was really missing was asking myself this question: "What can I give?"
So last Sunday I sat at home. Didn't write any comedy (which I should considering I'm still green and quite frankly sucks at this point). I didn't read the newspaper (which I do online because it's 2014 people). I didn't even troll the interwebs looking to make a stink on someone's Facebook page. No, I looked up stories of Hollywood hopefuls. And all of these stories honestly had the same thing "I want to get this award and want to get a part in this movie" and so on and so on. Yet, I noticed something out of reading all of those stories. What were they going to GIVE to receive to these riches? I mean, hell, I can sit here and blow smoke up all of your butts about "Getting this and that" out of Hollywood. But what am I going to GIVE Hollywood.
This week, so far I decided to change my mentality about this. I have awaken to every new morning asking this question to myself "What am I going to GIVE?" And told myself "Don't think about what you are going to get, keep thinking about what you are going to give" And let me tell you, the response has been pretty good so far. For instance, on Twitter, didn't care if Aubrey Plaza said something to me, when she does she does. Decided to give my support to some Indie musicians by GIVING them a follow and also promoting them on Twitter with re-tweets and favorites. Not giving a damn about what I got, I left it at that. Well, made some new connections out of it which is pretty darn special if you ask me. Also got some love which is nice. So far, so good. Now granted I am not going to be made overnight by this. But, after seeing this little trip on Twitter with the new mind set, I have a feeling GIVING some without wondering what I am going to get will, in fact, get me what I want. If I have confused you with that little sentence, it's okay. You can re-read my blog until you get it. It's all good in the hood. I just have to keep giving without even asking what can I get. That is my mission.
So as I leave you sexy readers, I would like you to take a moment and ask yourself "What can I give?" every morning you wake up. If you don't wake up, frankly can't help you with that one. But if you do, ask yourself that. If you don't, you should. Because the results can be marvelous. Now it may be hard at first, trust me just thinking about it I pulled a muscle in the brain. When you get ready, just do it. And then go with your day. It just may be the best thing you have done in a long time. So today's lesson is this: It's not what you actually get that matters, it's what you give. A lesson that should be focused more with us Hollywood hopefuls.
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