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I am proper working with product demonstrations, brand ambassador events. I want to explore other options with getting in print work and commercial work. in May 2017 I finished travelling all 50 states in a total of 1yr 7months
Our readers would love to get to know you more Michael. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
I am someone who will always be successful when I put my mind to something. I base my instagram account on travel, inspiration, photography, nature, art and lifestyle.
Michael, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started as a model in 2014. I turned to model as a way to turn my life around. Growing up I had a rough time. I attempted suicide three different times most recently the summer of 2015 I was pulled back in mid-air from jumping in front of a train. What made me change my life was turning to a mindset that I call the Tiger Mindset. What is it? When a tiger is tame, it minds its own business. When you go to provoke it the tiger attacks and makes sure you feel pain. Negative people cause pain to those who want to be successful. For anyone to be successful, they have to get away from negativity by following time, patience and study. Negative people don't want to see someone succeed because they don't want to live with the mindset of knowing this person reached because they stuck with their plan and made success happen they didn't sit back and wait for it. Tigers attack. Negative people run away like sheep. Sheep run with the rest of the heard when life gets tough. Success doesn't come to those who wait. Its created by those who go and push themselves to the limit every day. There is always light at the end of each tunnel. The day someone reaches that light is by believing in oneself and know that he or she are going to be the leader of the pack.
Who is your inspiration in life Michael? How do you stay inspired as Model?
Being proud of who I am
We all make mistakes Michael; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
I don't call significant mistakes. Id nobody makes mistakes they just found a thousand ways that didn't work. Learn from it and move on
Michael, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
Please tell us, Michael, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
We have 24 hours in a day there is always time for all 3 in life. How you manage your time is what is most important.
Michael, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I've done this multiple times. Most recently I applied for a job in Texas because I wanted to move here. I still lived in illinois at the time. I requested interview over the phone since I didn't have transportation at the time for in-person interview. I was confident and said the Tiger Mindset I followed and got the job over the phone and never had to interview in person. The phone call was less than 5 min and got the job instantly.
Michael, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
Travelling all 50 states, appearing as an extra in 1 movie, interviewed by CBS Chicago during the Cubs 2016 postseason.
Michael, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
I went to the Chicago Auto Show to model for Acura. I came late and didn't get the job. I said to myself this is it this is my time to shine and I'm going to win. I walked around the entire auto show in a suit. Moreover, went to random displays and said give me a job you don't have to pay me just let me work. Direct TV hired me instantly, and this is how travelling started I went from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana Wisconsin in just one month. I eventually quit and went to model for a different company. I travelled with them from April 2016 to November 2017.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
Be Humble. Don't act better than anyone we all put our pants on the same way. Watch your social media if you think your post is going to cause controversy don't post it.
John Conroy @johnconroyphotography