We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Rosario Glass and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amanda, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson my career has taught me is patience. Patience to me to is waiting calmly. Not sitting idly but while working to achieve certain goals and completing tasks to accomplish a vision takes patience. A career is not made over night but over a lifetime.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is storytelling. The medium in which I exhibit my storytelling is mainly through acting. Like many actors, I have faced the challenges and the work of the industry — casting calls, auditions, and the occasional booking. The rinse and repeat is tedious and often frustrating. It is love of craft that draws me back. It is my calling to evoke emotions, hope, and most important entertain – suspend belief for a moments in the life of the audience. So that the audience can disconnect from the “what I have to do” into fantasy for a little while.
I strive everyday to be a better person. I show up and do the work. It’s all anyone can do.
I handle challenges in all aspects of life and career the same, one day at a time. Assess the situation, analyze my emotions, find out are the next steps. Take the step. This usually occurs after pulling back into a cocoon of quiet or retreat of solitude.
I have learned to let others help in the vision. Good things happen with help and great things happen with lots of help. No one person is an island to themselves. I have accomplished good things because of collaboration. The value of teamwork is insurmountable.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Starting in the morning, after getting dress of course, we would dine at Flying Biscuit for breakfast. A little light shopping at the Forum in Peachtree Corners. We would head to Atlanta driving 85 and stop for lunch at Steamhouse Lounge for the best catfish, outside of grandma and auntie’s, you’ve ever tasted. Ride down Peachtree Street to visit Atlantic Station, hop over the Coca Cola center and visit the Underground Mall. Possibly stop into the Aquarium and definitely before leaving downtown take in an exhibit at The High Museum. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my husband who has been my biggest advocate in pursuing my career. He has encouraged me when I’ve wanted to give up. He has given practical advice which lead to me starting my producing company Nice But Feisty LLC. He deserves credit and recognition in my story.
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