Welcome to episode 11 of Some (More) Good News with Kate Cherichello!
Life is about having fun and being happy, while helping others throughout it all-- That is one of my main takeaways from today’s passionate, heart-filled guest, Andrew Parks.
An example of how one person can make a difference through their daily habits and awareness of what is going on in the world around them, Andrew shares his story of being an actor, teacher, advocate, and overall compassionate human (well he won’t say that last one outright, but I will!). He has followed his passions throughout his life, never having to take a job “just to pay the bills”, and that has led him to NYC with his family, where he is a bright light to all he encounters.
For performers out there, this episode is filled with nuggets to affect positive change in your mindset and audition skills. For non-performers, these are lessons for many moments in life.
(There’s also an incredible story about a female runner in Central Park who picks up trash as she runs that you have to hear…)
Andrew also asks the tough questions and truly seeks to be a part of solutions. “We have to be advocates,” he states. He applauds all the people speaking out and working to better the entertainment industry and the world. There is a lot of change that still needs to come, we don’t know how/where/when, but we can all work each day to take steps in a better direction. Ask questions, share people’s stories, spark conversations...all of this and more in my conversation with Andrew Parks today.
“We only get one shot at this. It’s one time through. And the people make the party...And being around people is important for all of us...Ultimately, we collaborate. We feed off of each other.”
And as we all work to get back to a place where we can all be together again, let us be inspired by people like Andrew and ask the questions and make the positive changes we need to come out stronger and better than before.
Follow Andrew Parks:
agparks dot com
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