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“It factor.”


You love to write, you love to sing, you love to paint, you love to take photos. Your gift, your passion is telling a story somehow to the masses that listen. Only problem is, your passion may not always be the right decision to make in life. Your passion may not pay the bills because then again we live in a capitalistic society. A society where things cost money and dough is important. So it’s fine and all to have all these dreams an aspirations of being this storyteller. But you have to survive as well. So what does that really mean?

work while you work

As you pursue your passion, make sure you have some sort of income that will enable you to continue to follow the dreams that you have in life. Meaning, I work multiple jobs, just so I can continue to focus on my passion which is writing (books), filmmaking, and photography. So with that said, you have to sometimes work jobs you don’t want to work. But guess what, it pays your way until you get to where you have to go. If you’re stuck in the now, you’ll never get to that point of prosperity. A point where you can look back and go,” I did it.” You took the demotion and now you’re happy and successful in doing what you have to do.

whose with you

Are you in a relationship, or are you single? Do you have parents and siblings sup[porting you or not? You may need some type of assistance which will serve as you support behind you mentally and financially. Now, a lot of people don’t have that because you may be pursuing something that they see as not a real career goal. So don’t be shocked if you have to go at it alone. Because then again, it’s your life, you do with it as you please. You want to sleep all day, fine, be able to pay your bills. But chances are, you won’t be doing much sleeping pursuing your goals.

be aware of your odds

I know we all want to be great in our passion. But let’s be practical for a moment in relation to our odds. And that is that just because you’re passionate and even good, does not guarantee a career. We all want this guarantee, or some pot of gold at the end of a road. Reality is that at the end of the road, might just be the intersection to end of another road. And knowing what path to choose can lead to success, failure, or more set back.

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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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