“Being an entertainer is as much about being an entrepreneur as anything else. If you want to be successful in the entertainment business, you can’t just sit around and wait for someone to discover you. You have to market yourself, work hard, and always be developing your talent. I have to think of myself as my own business just to have a chance at surviving.”
Those are words from a recent conversation I had with Angie Greenup. Greenup is a writer, actor, producer, and host who originally came to Hollywood with the hopes of being discovered and becoming a successful performer. From being the host of G4’s “It’s Effin’ Science” to being a red carpet host for GQ’s Man of the Year party, Greenup has had the rare privilege of showcasing her comedic talents and charming personality on a variety of platforms.
Over the years, however, she’s realized the important of learning how to discover herself by creating her own content without waiting for permission. After launching a show called “Eat, Drink, and Be Skinny,” where Greenup shared her wit and wisdom on eating fun foods in the healthiest possible way, she decided to create a growingly popular second series called “Love, Food, and Money.” Greenup updates her show five days a week.
This week, she took a break from her demanding production schedule and joined me on the podcast to share what she’s failing at and what she’s learning along the way. Check out the video or audio of the podcast below. If you’d like to check out Greenup’s YouTube channel, click here. You can follow her on Twitter here, you can follow me here, and you can follow Praxis here. Also, be sure to subscribe to our podcast via itunes here.
Need more food for thought to inspire you through failure? Check out this article from Huffington Post writer, Kurt Wootton, on The Beauty of Failure.
Cheers and keep failing forward,