The truth about making it in Los Angeles as an artist comes down to a few simple ingredients; and your willingness to continually evolve. As such, one must first ask themselves, “why they are pursuing their goals” and thus realize that organization and strategy (within the context of self promotion) is just as important as finding the right group of people to help guide your journey. That said, it isn’t as simple to achieve..if your heart and mind aren’t in the right place.
As I travel North America, I want to be able to learn about my surroundings and the people we encounter; but also have the whereabouts to apply what I learn to my life. I know and fully understand that if my heart and mind are not into it, my family will not benefit from this experience. So I continue to sit with people who, through their own authenticity, manage to shape their passions into works of art that transcend emotions…as well as wisdom for the masses to ascertain.
It’s with this vision that my journey led me to Vaja, a singer-songwriter, live performer and actress with the wisdom and perspective to remain cool throughout the ever-changing Los Angeles atmosphere.
Back in the day, when I was living in Miami …navigating my way through the cluttered field of models, actors, musicians and digital artists …there were a few people who managed to catch my attention ~ Vaja was one of them. To me, her talent as a musician is clearly validated by her ability to find clarity in her life; as an individual who’s objectives are defined by transparency, authenticity and good judgement.
That said, I’d like to share with you that I happen to be one of those people who’s emphatic nature is more easily able to identify people who, not only speak with truth, but also act upon it. There’s no middle ground to me; you either fall into the category of “talkers” or “doers.”
It is with this understanding that my attraction to the “doers” led me to Vaja. Clearly this is a person who’s ambitions have manifested into a life surrounded by art, friendship and values; all of which are needed to remain nimble within the entertainment industry.
I say, for those of you who are currently exploring your own journey in Los Angeles… listen closely …as you may get lucky and find comfort as well as a nugget of wisdom from our interview as well as Vaja’s overall outlook on life. And who knows… just maybe, you’ll find that you’re coming one step closer to finding out how it’s truly done ….as Vaja is a great mentor and example in finding the right path.