Monthly Archives: May 2013

Adding Value to Talent

As far back as I can recall, I’ve had a magnetism of charisma that was often rewarded with nods of gratitude. Choosing a path of honor deterred my professional baseball prospects, as a remote calamity brandished. I’ve come to the realization that being paid handsomely, for being myself , is what would be a dream come true for me.

Doing something you enjoy,  still may be a compromise. I’ve realized that getting paid to be me would be the ultimate manifest of a dream come true.

Forging business from the rummages of toil gets me by. Often, people long to be in entertainment and make millions because they want the fame; or they hear stories of the few that did make their way. Did you know that about 80% of famous actors I’ve researched are college graduates? I had a talk with a man in a record store about getting my CD in the franchise store on physical distribution. After prompting me instructions, the store manager began to tell me about his former aspirations of being a rocker. After forming a band, practicing for hours, getting a few gigs, and eventually landing a radio job after an internship, he made a conclusion. “I did everything right. Everything that could get somebody to the top, I took all those steps. What I figured out years later is, that I simply wasn’t good enough”. This is the case with a lot of people with big dreams. They don’t have the “it” factor. That certainly is not the case with me.

If you have the it factor, then you probably know you do. Finding the person that can pay you for that, may be the challenge you find.

Being geographically stricken does not help the prospects for someone with minimal resources to boot as well. I continue to chip away at the block of achievement, lowering the odds of my chance for despair. Pride’s not my problem in contrast to depravity. Some people invest thousands of dollars in a trade, or the manufacturing of an aspired talent. Only to have savored a pass-time. No real achievements or notoric compensation. The “it” factor is something that makes people valuable. Expendability is what makes someone replaceable. Bravado may be breached. Charismatic disposition to fortune is innate.

Your talent alone may be better than what many can manufacture.

What makes someone special, may be hard to define.

The race among several to blatantly shine.

The stars in a line appear closer than far.

Your talent dispensed approaches tomorrow.

“Valiant Eye” by Master Isom (Impromptu Stanza [5/27/13])

This stanza alludes that laboring with what you consider your talent, brings you closer to the dreams and stars of your tomorrow.

Many people can sing. Yet a wonderful voice that is unique to its own value equates to notoriety. Any person can rap. Rapping is probably the easiest thing to do. So to be profitable as a rapper, you must have access to an abundance of resources. These resources can be money for productions, people for support, or a formal relationship with an authority at a record label. Regardless of the performing ability of the rapper, he can be profitable without the “it” factor. Talent only matters in a rappers career when it comes to his shelf life, or longevity in the music industry; to prove that he can consistently make original songs of the high caliber that’s expected. I rap, and I do it very well. I reiterate, to get paid for being myself is my dream; no bravado needed.

Doing your talent, may achieve for you unprecedented successes.

Doing your talent, may achieve for you unprecedented successes.

So what is the industry that can pay me for being myself? I have an idea. I enjoy speaking, and people enjoy watching me speak. In conclusion, prepare yourself for your dreams by noticing your talent and contributing to what can make it valuable. Not every person has a talent. In my case, I have many. Perhaps what I spend my time doing today, can cast me among the stars of tomorrow.

Master Isom


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The Difference Between Goals and Dreams

Both dreams and goals are obtainable ideals. Yet one takes more planning and labor than the other. Which one do you think that is? Goals are planned to achieve within a set time frame, while dreams are a more distant facade. A dream may stifle a goal if a goal is not part of that dream. Also, an independent dream may not be a factor in achieving a goal. Therefore a goal may be a short step toward a dream.

Climbing the ladder of goals, may put you in the driver's seat of your dreams.

Climbing the ladder of goals, may put you in the driver’s seat of your dreams.

An amateur writer could have a dream of winning a Tony award. This may not be possible without meeting a number of goals.  There is no certainty to popular opinion of what may become a hot or notable play. If there was a guaranteed formula to achieve a Tony award, then this dreamer could simply apply the method and acquire.  Instead of hastening to that dream of being a Tony Award recipient, if the writer makes it a goal to write two screenplays a year, then he will be  setting himself up to potentially achieve that dream. Perhaps it would be a goal for the writer to hire a literally agent, or find a benefactor to supply money to fund his shows. This is an example of how a goal can bring a dream closer.

Take somebody that has a goal to work and earn substantial money in the entertainment business. The same person has a dream not related, to one day head a large corporation. By establishing formal credentials and becoming familiar and experienced in every faucet of entertainment, then they are actually closing in  toward the goal of working in the entertainment industry.

With the availability of people to get a government sponsored education, the corporate job market is fierce. Experienced candidates may have a leg up on their competition.

With the availability of people to get a government sponsored education, the corporate job market is fierce. Experienced candidates may have a leg up on their competition.

As a parallel, the accolade and experience that they get in the entertainment field may be applicable to corporate functions. The entertainment is extremely vast, so having a goal to get into that industry is very realistic. To head a large corporation is not as easy. Some notable corporations, especially in the business sector notoriously only high Ivy League grads. So heading a large corporation is better to dream for and try to climb to by setting practical goals. You want to have challenging goals, and at the same time don’t let your goals overwhelm you. Healthy Goal Setting is knowing the position you’ll be in after you complete that goal, and how that position can help you with your greater vision, or dream. Goals can be short term or long term. For example,

Unrealistic goals can devastate someone’s ego as well as shew to them future proper expectations. A goal to be the head of a large corporation may be one that is easily failed, while the same as a dream is very reasonable. Getting in the entertainment industry makes for a poor dream because the industry is so vast, and if that is the limit of that person’s dream then what else could they be striving for once they get into entertainment. Entertainment is one of the most expendable fields of business today, yet it has no salary cap. My comparisons, in this paragraph, of dreams and goals allude that a person should set the bar for their dreams way higher than their goals. Setting the bar too low for life dream, could potentially make a person complacent and they may lose momentum with their overwhelming contention. If one sets the bar really high for a dream, and obtains, then perhaps there could not be much more progress they could make. Having a dream to accomplish that is far from the top of that field may leave a person satisfied with that achievement and be outdriven by the more ambitious.

Goals are like a ladder. The steps you take toward achieving a greater outcome or obstacle. Dreams are what the ladder is placed to reach.

The more you close in on your goals, the better chance you have of achieving a dream.

The more you close in on your goals, the better chance you have of achieving a dream.

Goals make reaching a dream easier, and without goals, a dream alone, may be out of reach. Even if you do not complete your goals on time, it is important to make significant progress toward them. With steady diligence, you may end up accomplishing dreams you didn’t even have.

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