I’ll never forget the afternoon I sat in my living room in New Jersey, the day before I drove across the country to Hollywood. More than anything, I wanted to act, to be a star—yet it was such a big risk. I was terrified.
Growing up in a family of doctors, professors, and engineers, acting didn’t seem like it was even an option.
Looking back, I realize I was using mindset tools like visualizations and goal-setting even before I knew what they were. I knew I had to get in the car and drive west—I needed to pursue my passion. I could see myself doing it. I knew what I had to do. And somewhere deep down, despite the fear and unknown, I believed it was possible.