Filmmaker, Photographer, Interviewer.
Wake up at 6 a.m. Edit my videos and photography. Exercise. Meditate. Eat healthy. Do online marketing. Catch up on social media. Spend time with loved ones.
Most of my experience came from actually putting myself out there in the field. Network with local filmmakers and photographers. Also, there is a LOT of amazing tutorials online that can teach you everything you need to know about filming, editing, interviewing, photography, etc. The world is in your hands!
Here's the first step for high school students
Discover your passion and be willing to put it all on the line. Push through all the noise and listen to that inner voice that has been guiding you all along. Even if you make mistakes, you are at least living your version of life, rather than somebody else's. They did a survey with elderly people who were close to death and they said their #1 regret was not going after their dreams when they were younger. Time is the most valuable asset you have. Go for it now! Live in the moment.
"You should go to school, get married, and have children."
I almost fell into this trap myself. I got married & was being pressured to have kids. I then went on a spiritual journey to Thailand & found some clarity by simply being away from all the influences. I realized that even though there was nothing wrong with that vision, it simply wasn't the lifestyle for me. I since divorced from my wife (we're still best friends) and she understood. I am now creating the life that I want to live, not the life that my family was trying to create for me. #FREEDOM
As a teenager, my family was homeless and I slept on the streets. In my mid 20's, I went from owning a home to living in my van. And through the ups and downs, I've learned that wealth is just a state of mind & happiness is a choice.
As a teen, I hustled to make money. I was also homeless, so making money was even more critical. I got taken to the back of a building & had 6 people surround me pointing guns at my head. They robbed me but let me go. I then turned my life around...
My father came to America as an immigrant from Jerusalem, Israel. He arrived with $100 in his pocket and through hard work and dedication, he was able to raise his family. Even after we went homeless, he never lost faith and pulled us out.