So after a year long courtship with the love of my life, The Second City, I am proud to say it has asked me to marry. Ha! And by marry I mean that I have just been accepted into the final level of the program. Yay!!! I am so honored and thrilled because competition was really tough. They only accepted half of the people who auditioned and all who auditioned were so talented that I really wasn’t sure it was gonna happen, but it did. Weeeee!!!
For those that don’t know, what this means is that I will spend the next 5 months with an amazing cast and Director developing, perfecting and performing an hour long sketch show for the Second City stage but on a more personal note what it means is that I will now officially join the ranks of my comedy heroes before me like Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Mike Meyers, Steve Carrel, Steven Colbert and Tina Fey who have all been through this process before me. I am so freakin excited!!! I’m gonna stick them in my mental pocket and bring them with me on this journey.
In other news, I am very happy to report that it seems my sales phobia, meaning that apparent block of selling myself as an artist and content generator, that I have been struggling with all year long seems to be going away and as a result opportunities have started pouring in. It started slow with me simply putting my neck out there and starting to request meetings and a bit of people’s time and now it has turned into people asking for meetings with me. What a turn around.
I can’t tell you who because they are all big, very identifiable companies and I am not ready to let the cat out of the bag just yet but let’s just say I have some original pilots I am self producing right now and I have reason to believe that when they are done that I will have some excellent help in getting them out there to a wider audience.
I guess what I am saying is that this is a really great week. I am living proof that if you stick to your dreams, never give up and always believe then eventually things do happen.
Btw – if you didn’t read the quote I attached go back and read it. It was the moment I took that on, the moment I decided to stop asking for permission that things started to turn around.