What is your ultimate career goal?
My ultimate career goal is to have the type of entertainment business everyone will seek out for any type of occasion. I want big time movie companies and entertainment venues or even big time singers/rappers to seek me out for anything they need. Live DJ’s, musicians, singers, bands, dancers, fire and light poi dancing, choreography, and producers will always be sought out for a specific project and why not give it to those that demand it? For those that need it? Why not represent others who have the same dreams that I do and want to become somebody on this earth? All professionals from all over the world, we hire those with extraordinary talents and we innovate with anybody, anywhere. My ideas include collaborating with other big time entertainment companies to make up big events. There are plenty of ways to make money out there. I honestly believe you just need the right, honest people to network with. After you build, you collaborate and make your team stronger with experience and training. I want to be so successful I will have the ability to appoint someone just as clever to run sectors of this company so that I can be on a permanent vacation if I wanted. I will be so successful; people with great talents will go out of their way to seek me out for opportunities. I want to find the next big thing.
Where do you see your career five, and ten years after graduation?
In five years after graduating I see my career skyrocketing to success. People all over the west coast will want to work with me. Whether it is media or live entertainment, we will flood the entertainment realm with great talent and personalities. What if my website needed A-team bloggers and writers? I can see my company growing not only with live entertainment but online entertainment as well, creating jobs for everyone in every new section of this growing company.
Ten years after graduation I want to be in the “big leagues”. I want to have deals with The Studios at Paramount Pictures, famous clubs like Cameo, Mansion, LIV, Amnesia located in Miami and NYC…even record companies that love the artists I represent and to be able to send dancers on tour with various artists. Ten years from now I will love to be a part of some of the events around but would rather have the ability to appoint someone to take care of the business part for me. I will provide something to my family I never came close to having growing up.
What business and entrepreneurial skills are necessary to achieve your goals?
I would like to emphasize on the type of entrepreneur that better fits me in almost every way that’s necessary for me to achieve my goals, The Lifestyle Entrepreneur. As Maxum Entrepreneurship states, “The central characteristic of the lifestyle entrepreneur is the attempt to create profit from personal passion.” My personal passion ranges from music, live entertainment, dancing and music production/business. I am looking into creating profit from these things that I love to do. I am a natural born innovator when it comes to thinking of new ways to make profit off the things I love to do. I am looking into working with artists of all types to provide “full circle” entertainment for anything. I work for Heavenly Mountain Resort as their event coordinator for an après ski and ride party on a mountain and I am required to think of new ways to make things different and fun for our guests. I change things up when it comes to dancing and flash mobs and collaborating with our Heavenly Angels. I feel with the experience I gain working for Vail Resorts, it will make me an unstoppable innovator like no one else.
For now I am just a part of Heavenly Mountain Resort, with my degree intact I feel I can really strike a deal around the town and other cities across California. I will have a business plan and the perfect pitch ready when it comes down to it. I will be utilizing everything I gain from this degree program to make sure I impose a professional image to get what I am shooting for. I will be investing a lot of my personal time and money to make sure this works out.
What specific Items will you include in your portfolio to make your personal brand more marketable?
Some specific items I will include in my portfolio to make my personal brand more marketable are to emphasize how different we are from other entertainment companies. I want it to be shown that we have the capability to do it all, and our clients will never be disappointed. My portfolio will include pictures and possibly videos of our talented individuals. There should be no need for auditions when they see my proposal is just what they are looking for. I have also decided not to go with the bland, black and white resume presentation. I will think of a new, creative, eye catching way to present my resume/proposal as I have seen from the examples shown in this class. I will stand out from all others and that alone will show potential clients how different and innovative I am.