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We all have dreams. Some of us just don’t pursue them.
Those lucky enough to know what their dreams are go after them with endless passion (I hope), eager to wake up in the morning so they can keep workin’ it. And, there are those who think they know what they are meant to be doing but feel stifled by their current job or the people in their lives that don’t believe in them. And there are those who think they are really good at something but really have no business thinking that at all.
And of course there’s a giant grey area where so many of us sit. For some it’s a comfortable place. But for others they are content to wait.
Wait for what, I’m not sure.
If you’re anything like me are like me you are still trying to figure what you’re really good at. You struggle to pinpoint what that one ‘thing’ is that will suck you in (besides the internet and this blog of course) and make time fly.
‘Cause that’s the ticket, isn’t it? When you are doing what you love you become so single-mindedly engrossed in IT (it’s like being in love for the first time, you want to know everything about what makes that person tick) that time seems to disappear. You look up and four hours have passed right before your eyes.
I’ve had glimmers of how it feels to be following my dream. When I write I get so lost that sometimes I forget to eat. Is that a good sign?
I believe so. But there has to be balance, doesn’t there?
In this episode of The Audience Canada, our ‘subject’ is Greg Kettner. He’s a local Vancouver guy who’s been pursuing his dream to become a stand up comedian. But not just any comedian. Greg wants to be a headliner. He wants to be famous. But not just ‘Vancouver Famous’. He wants to be Norm MacDonald famous.
But he’s come up against a few obstacles lately, the most important of which is self-doubt. Greg is starting to question whether his pursuit of comedy will come at a price that is too big to pay. So he turned to The Audience to help him solve his dilemma.
Should I pursue a career in comedy or go back to a corporate job?
In order to solve this dilemma we followed Greg for an entire week. We met the people in his life that could give us inside information on what Greg is like as a person, and as a comedian. And what we learned will surprise you. And it will make you start thinking about your own STUFF. That’s how it goes with this show. Which is why it’s so AWESOME!
Based on no information…
The road to fame may come at a price for Greg. But what price is he willing to pay? Or maybe the bigger question is, ‘Does Greg have what it takes to be a comedian, worthy of his mentor, Bill Cosby?’
What do you think? Based on no information do you think it’s wise for Greg to pursue his dream?
Now go on. Watch the show! Tune in to the second episode of season one and judge for yourself. But don’t judge too harshly, mmm-kay? We are all just normal people, like you.
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