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A lot of people asked me how I would describe the experience in my Artiste Training coaching is like. Simply put, it's like a game app in your smartphone and tablet. Fun. Addictive. And very, very much like in real life. Fun because our brains are wired for pleasure, and fun is one of it, besides food, music and sex. Addictive because my coaching empowers the individual. My coaching enables you
1) to become the artiste you want just enough, without disabling you to become complacent. 2) This coaching is to nurture the individual in you first, untainted by the media, political influences or traditional pullback, so you are able to distinguish what's good or bad and take responsibility in building your artistic career. 3) Among the more interesting subjects covered are: Atituding, The Science of Popularity, SAE Control, Soft Skills and Artiste Skills.
|My students age 8 and 11|
|My students from every colour|
of the rainbow.
1) Separate myself from emotion triggers like race, religion and money.
2) Get both views and not believe in just one
3) Be aware of lies and slander ( happens to artistes and politicians alike)
4) Accentuate my Individuality first
5) Use my Head, not my Heart
6) Trust no one
It's like the games I play on my tablet. This day and age, I don't watch the local television, read the local newspapers, Facebook or listen to radio. Partly because I do not want to waste my limited resources and the other part is because my attention is precious. What you give your attention to becomes your reality. So what do I do with my free time? Play games on my 7.7 inch Samsung tablet, of course! Do you know Samsung stores no longer carry that tablet anymore and deemed obsolete? I'm proud that I owned the world's largest Super Amoled screen, and was the first user to purchase it when it first arrived in Malaysia. Playing games on a 7.7inch device is still best, because imagine using your wrist on a light device it's such ease compared to a 10 inch screen. Of course, I also used it to make calls (I don't care what those fools think about using a large device as phone) Games app are simply easier and better played on a 7.7 inch device. It's also amazing what games like Temple Run and Jetpack Joyride can show us what it's like in real life.
Your Enemies Are Real
I remembered when I first started dreaming of becoming an Actor, and all sorts of people would come and belittle my dream, even when I was a kid. When I grow older and become a teacher, I realised all those people who belittled me before now can kick themselves since I'm being acknowledged as Best Actor. Enemies are real in this world of ours. They can be seen and also invisible. When I coached my student, often times they are their own worst enemies because of their self-defeatist attitude. A lot of Malaysians especially those in the city, are an arrogant bunch. They thought they have "made it" after starring in one silly movie or a commercial, and made themselves feel the whole world owed them their ingratiation. I remembered when I first started out as an actor, my enemies are indeed everywhere. The racial divide. The stereotype I have to endure, and personify on screen. The crooks and sub-quality writers, producers and directors. These are all real "enemies" an artiste have to face. Much like a game of Jetpack Joyride, where you're riding on your jetpack, and constantly try to maneuver those unexpected obstacles.
|My team chilling|
This can serve as a comfort to some or a wake-up call to many! Whenever I play Jetpack Joyride (which is my current favourite game), I know sometime along the way, I would get electrocuted or sliced in half by those laser beams. It certainly made me realise to simply enjoy the ride and not take things too seriously. People can say whatever they want, but it's up to you how to respond. Which leaves us to my next point:
Your Focus is Now
A lot of our media forced us to think about how great and glorious were the past. I have encountered arrogant bosses who balked about their past victories and glories, as if we owed it to them to worship their "greatness" (or more like their stupidity). The greatest trap for us is to fall into the mindset about the past, and forget about your present. Here's what games best taught us is that we have to always remain focus at the moment to play, like in Temple Run, you need to anticipate what twists and turns to encounter so you won't fall or get burnt to a crisp. Games are really fascinating in that way it helps us to focus on the now.
It's not always about the rewards
If you were to follow the coin trails of Jetpack Joyride, often times it would lead you to the laser beams or in the target of some missles. Here's a lesson we can all learn - it's not always about the rewards. Some people revered in the joy of just being alive and able to breathe. Some artistes don't care about fame or constantly to be in the media spotlight, but just want to act in quality roles. It's not always about the money. Some people learn because they want to open their minds to new frontiers when they join my coaching. And most importantly, for me, it's all about the Journey. And how you travel. Read about my past students' TOP TEN success stories here:
1) Coaching You to Success
2) Full Attendance
3) Fashion Students Showcase
4) Bigger Class
5) Taking Students on Roadshows
6) International Students
7) Student on Magazine Cover
8) Student Casting Session for Real Jobs
9) Students Photo Shoot
10) Students Performing for Event