New York, New York – where anything can happen. As they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. However, what does it take to make it in this apple? You’ll want to get rave Broadway play reviews or on the New York Times bestseller list.
People flock to NY to get their shot at fame and fortune and some make it, while others flop. What is the difference? Here are some tips to making it in one of the toughest cities in the US.
· Don’t let a few bad reviews get you down.
One of the biggest parts of every success story is the series of no’s they got before catching a break. It can be discouraging, but if you have confidence in your skills then keep on it. Some of the most famous people in the world were told they would never make it.
· Make sure you are in the right place
If you want to be successful in a field, make sure that field is big in NYC. Sometimes people think New York is the solution for every dream and that may not be the case. Some other cities may be better like LA for your goals.
· Get a mentor
If possible, get a mentor in your field that can give you pointers and guide you to success. This can help you not make a lot of the mistakes he or she may have made in their climb to the top.
· Be clear and specific
Too many people say they just want to be an actor or a painter. You have to know what that looks like for you. What does success mean to you in a very specific and realistic way.
It won’t be easy, but anything worth doing is difficult and required some blood, sweat and tears.