A lot of people keep asking me how to become successful at YouTube or comedy…
And it’s funny because I’m still on my journey. I am still figuring out what I want to do. I’m having fun and making a living, but I’m still thinking BIG PICTURE. LONG TERM. I’m not on a pedestal, I’m still on the trail.
I think I’m finally beginning to close the gap Ira Glass talks about in this. People forget that I’ve been making videos on YouTube for years! YEARS! People are just now noticing because I’ve finally found my own true authentic voice and the people who can help me translate that into video. So if you want to do comedy—stand up, improv, sketches, etc., or if you want to be a youtuber or on TV, all I can say is start now. Stop waiting until it’s perfect because no one was perfect day 1. People work and work and work at their passions until they finally embody their art, and I have no doubt that anyone on the planet can do it if they work hard at what they care about now rather than later.
xo - Akilah