Q1: If you had the opportunity to get an inspiring message across to a lot of people, what would your message be?
A1: My message would be for people to continuously focus on perfecting the art of being themselves, I do not think anything is more beneficial than people being able to live authentically as who they are.
Q2: How did you get started with your spoken word/poetry? And if you weren’t an artist. what would you want to be doing?
A2: I was writing ever since I was in Grade 3, I published my first story in class and I always enjoy bringing idea to life. I had an English teacher in high school who said “If you think you are a great writer don’t think you can take a break from it and revisit it later. Never stop writing if you want to be a great writer”.
So I took that advice and I stuck with it, even when I was working a job as a teacher. If I were not an artist, I’d honestly want to be a pilot, that would be cool to travel non-stop, I love traveling so I would be a pilot if I was not a Spoken Word Artist/Creator.
Q3: What or who keeps you motivated and inspires you?
A3: It is simple every time I do something, the overwhelming support I get from people, the new experiences I have and the new lessons I learn keep me stimulated and keep me wanting to do more.
Q4: What is the most memorable experience of your life/career so far? And what have you learned from it?
A4: The most memorable experience of my career so far, probably just being able to tour India. A lot of it has to do with traveling and the friends I have made. It has let me learn that you can’t stay in one corner of this planet and expect to understand life. You really have to get out and travel, it’s the best education you can ever receive. Every time I hop on a plane, I don’t come back the same person, whether I’m gone for six months or a weekend.
Q5: Would you go back and change anything in your journey so far? (If no, why)
A5: I would, I wish I had started earlier. I wish I had made more mistakes and I wish I had more time to fix them.
Q6: In the next two years what do you ASPIRE to have done?
A6: I aspire to have seen more of the world I haven’t seen, including countries like Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Eastern Asia. I’m hoping to bring my idea’s to life on a larger scale, that probably means working on a feature length film that I wrote. I want to bring that to life and publish two more books.
Q7: What is next for you/your plans for the next year?
A7: I’m working on my second book as well as working on a short film which is a follow-up to a short film I finished up last year called Barber. As well as this I will be doing some touring Internationally, as well as touring North America and trying to focus on staying in shape and enjoying life.
Q8: What would your advice to be to those out there who want to live out their dreams?
A8: Realise that you living out your dreams does not mean happiness. It probably means a lot of anxiety, a lot of stress and a lot of work but you’re going to have that no matter what type of life you have, so you might as well have it pursuing your dreams. Nothing is more important then your work ethic if you work your ass off nothing will get in the way, talent doesn’t mean shit nor does your attitude, you have to work. Keep working.
Q9: Lastly, for those who don’t know where can people follow your career?
A9: You can follow me on http://www.humblethepoet.com and on all social medias @humblethepoet – I am on there a lot so you can keep up to date with me and what I am up to, mu future release, everything you need.