Smith started his career as a PG-rated rapper. When I was 15-years-old he shocked my little brother and I with a career switcheroo by becoming the lead in a hit TV show called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air running from 1990–1996.
Why the H-E-double hockey sticks did rapper Will Smith become an actor?
Combined with the incentive of owing $2.8 million in taxes, Smith had wanted to become an actor, so he took the opportunity offered to him by NBC. Since then Smith has been one of the biggest box office actors in Hollywood. If you are an artist, or dream of being an artist (painter, screenwriter, actor, etc.) and live a parallel life of soft action and fleeting aspirations – this book will activate you for your futures sake.
Many creative adults live self-limiting lives, but our dreams are not going away and author Erica Wernick gives us a fountain of ways to fulfill them.
Part 1 of the book is the gift of teaching one to be conscious WITH their dream: Think Like a Star. The 10 Pillars of a High Achiever helps to overcome obstacles; The Lucky Break Formula breaks down so-called luck into the 4 elements of energy, strategy, risk and opportunity. Part 2 is all about strategy and how opportunities open up when you are doing what you’re meant to be doing (coincidence?). What you do is different from what everyone else is doing, so rejection feels discouraging at the low points but you are essentially creating your own yellow-brick road. Part 3 is about owning your power, staying focussed, and your positive inclusivity of other people. Collectively, we make dreams happen for each other, yet each life’s path is different.
Meant for This does not read like psychology. Some of Wernick’s personal stories are quite raw and she had ugly-cry moments. But her vulnerability is one of her superpowers and makes her relatable, that is, “If I can do it, anybody can do it!” Reading it feels like sitting with your bestie career coach. It’s chirpy and bubbling with enthusiasm for elevating your dreams to their fullest potential.
Your success is inevitable!