Gray Dream Freestanding Letters

“Use their money or your money.”

financing dreams

Since moving to New York City, I have been pursuing my career endeavors which include screenwriting, photography, books, and soon podcasting. But with me so focused on working a day job as well, how should I finance so many goals? Better yet, who should I get to finance goals? And that is when you find yourself in a strange situation. And I say strange because when someone else finances your work there is voice you tend to lose. And not only the voice but the initial equity in your work gets lost to them. They are the ones sacrificing the income. So you have to build your money before doing it yourself. It’s like my short films, I raised that capital.

your money

You will take it a lot more serious when it is your time and money being put up. You’re not going to be playing games because you’re taking from your own immediate daily life to fund something else. So if you are not taking this serious, you are wasting a lot of precious resources.  And you are on your own time as well and not on someone else’s watch. They will be constantly reaching out to you about the progress of your project or as they’ll say, “tracking their investment.” But what can you say, it’s their money. But not all outside investments are bad.

their money

Some of the biggest known companies started out as firms that were first invested in by people other than themselves. Sean Parker and Peter Thiel gave an initial investment to Facebook in the beginning of its start. And it has grown to be one of the biggest companies and largest social media platforms. Receiving an investment from outside will also give you time to focus on the business end since being given this investment. You are able to focus so that those who did give money can see their investment is growing. And another side note when using money that is not your own, your business if in the event it needs to shut its doors, there is less hassle than the loan you may take from the bank.

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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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