Thursday, June 11, 2009
One of my successful students who made it on this month's cover magazine
She's determined and disciplined. And with proper training and education (that's what she's getting now with our Artiste Training Course) she now appears on the cover of magazine and is doing runway shows for event. She's not your typical model, but one that aspires to be. I decided to post her cover for this month's Marketplace magazine cover, as a great example of what a good education can do for any aspiring artistes. The fact is, you do need EDUCATION in one form in order to succeed in any field, especially in the artiste world.
A lot of students come and enquire me "What can I get from your course?". And I told them squarely the answer "An education. Full stop". A majority of these so-called "students" actually wants to get a job right away when they are deciding whether to take our Artiste Training Course. I have to be clear to you, I'm sorry, that's NOT going to happen so fast. Guys, artiste world is paved with heartaches. Don't think you can get a lucrative job right away upon joining our course. What we can offer you is an education and hopefully some wisdom you can use in toughening yourself in a harsh world out there. Yes, it's very harsh. You'll face all kinds of discrimations in terms of your looks and criticisms on your attitude and such. A little bit of success like gaining a cover for a magazine can help. After that, you still need more work.
An emotional journey, not many can endure...
An artiste life is extremely emotional, whether you like it or not. It's not so much about dealing with your emotions, rather, it's expressing it the best way you know how. And for that, you'll have to bear the labels people put on you. People who are non-artiste. It's because of these uneducated fools (oh, there's so many of them in our industry) who thinks they know everything. Feelings are complicated stuff, that sometimes an artiste just has to let it go out LOUD, in order to be heard. You keep the feelings inside, and you risk burning a hole in your heart and suffer in silence.
But an EDUCATION can help you see through all and helps you focus on the important stuff. And see the results from an education. My student here on the cover of a magazine! Truly priceless.