We had the good fortune of connecting with Andre A’todd Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andre A’todd, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Well the meaning of risk is the possibility of something bad happening. We take risks everyday just getting out of bed so we live in a world of not knowing. Not knowing if tomorrow is promised or not knowing what our purpose in life truly is so you have to take risk in finding who your true you is. Taking risks has played a major role in my life, there being so much doubt at a young age from myself and the ones around me and not enough hooray behind me to say I can do it. I feel like a few counted me and even my siblings out from doing anything we could imagine we could. That type of stuff can really bury someone’s dream and have them in their heads with a lack of confidence and testicular fortitude. So at a certain age taking risks was something that I grew into especially watching others and thinking how can I get to that position. I knew I wasn’t going to have any handouts, support/ believers or push so I prayed about it and started taking risks. Because that was the only way I was going to see any changes for the better. And to add one more thing to that I felt like at the end of the day if things didn’t work I would be ok with looking myself in the mirror everyday knowing I wasn’t afraid to take a risk and I tried. “What’s the next risk I’m going to take to elevate myself and the ones closest to me!!!!!”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an Actor from Austin, Texas that loves to create on just about every level. Art, instrumental, music, film all that; I just like the art. I’m an Artist, I always knew I had it in me just didn’t know I’d put it out into the world like so. I think my hunger, fulfillment, discipline and respect for acting sets me apart. You have to find your ”why” and ”who” you’re doing it for and I think those elements have to be aligned with the reason for the purpose. I think my purpose is to make people smile and be an example of hard work never letting doubt take you out because it wasn’t easy and it’s still not. I’m not an “A-list actor” yet but that’s a part of my fulfillment. I have to get there I’m never content with where I am at. How can I improve? What’s my next move? Whoever is watching me got to know you can do it too from any situation and I’m living proof. I never stop praying, believing and pushing forward even when I’m tired or hurting whether mental or physically I find a way to stay motivated because the ones closest to me I want them motivated and pushing for their why. So when we sit at the round table talking we’re gonna know we never quit on ourselves. Some of the lessons I learned is no one is going to hold your hand unless they’re pulling you down. Not everyone is like that but you can’t rely on no one else. It is great to have a team but hold yourself accountable and do what you need to do. Educate yourself and know the in’s and out’s of the business you are in. Never stop learning information is everything. You are to be a sponge soak it all in and learn it to your advantage. I want the world to know your visions should be prolific and it should come in an abundance. tap in and remember being that child that had all these things you wanted to do your vision was fruitful then let it be fruitful now. Be that kid you always wanted to be. Don’t ever think you can’t!!!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
That’s a tough one… I’m taking it that I have all the means, funds etc. I’m a big kid at heart so ima want to do all kinds of stuff like go to Six Flags for a day and we are going coaster crazy and funnel cakes, all day. Then Tuesday to the Atlanta Zoo learn some cool things about the creatures of our world. I like animals. Wednesday slide to like a museum or something. I like sculptures and paintings with a story. Then off to Juicy Crab lets get something to EAT!!!!! Thursday I might chill go to the mall something light because Friday and Saturday no sleep the last two days we’re going to games if teams are playing. Pin and Proper is a spot I have been wanting to check out. If there is a concert or shows of one of my favorite artists we are in there like swimwear on chin hair ya hear me lol?!?!?! I like music and comedy shows it’s so real, raw and in the moment. That’s how it would be if I had it my way with my bro’s!!!!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I feel like there are so many people that have a toe at least in making me, me. Good or bad so you are right, there are others that deserve a little credit (and you know who you are). But in this instance I want to give recognition to life’s lessons. A lot has gone on in life that I feel most people would fold, quit or hell go with the if you can’t beat’em, join’em theme. But that’s not how we move baby, my shoes won’t go that direction. So I just learned the hardship, the discipline, the value from life’s lessons. It brought the humbleness out of me at a very young age. I didn’t have it all, and we were borderline poor and we were teetering on the side of being poor more. So all the bumps and bruises life had to offer I embraced and learned God is the creator of all, Alpha and Omega so through him all is possible without him nothing is possible. So I prayed for the unique tools to find my unique purpose. He already has the story beginning, middle and end so through it all remain fearless, stay grounded and prayed up. Because LIFE has lessons everyday. Do Right And Kill Everything (figuratively speaking) D.R.A.K.E the game!!!!!!
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