Several years ago a friend of mine who owned and operated a production company, called me up at night. He said “hey, do you know who Keith Sweat is? Do you know a lot about him and his music?” My response of course was “Absolutely! I grew up on his music!” With all the questions he was asking me I thought he was going to tell me a funny or interesting story about Keith Sweat that I hadn’t heard before. Instead, the next thing that proceeded out of his mouth was “Good, I’m glad you know all about him because I need you to interview him tomorrow at 12:00pm”.
I thought my friend was joking! I told him I had never interviewed anyone in my life. He began to tell me that he knew I could do it and be great. He wanted me to do some research that night and come up with all of my questions for Keith the next day. I said yes.
I had no idea where to begin and as nervous as I was, I was excited for something new! I was grateful for the opportunity and I knew it was a kind of once in a lifetime type of thing.
Google became my best friend that night. I stayed up studying about Keith’s life and brushed up on all of his music. I was ready! The following day came around and as I stood on the green screen set with full production and crew, I wondered “what would I have missed if I said no”.
The interview lasted about two hours. I felt like I had just entered a zone that I have never been in before. It was my zone! Everyone from the crew told me how great it was and that it seemed like I had been doing this forever. I got such a satisfaction from that day and I will eternally be grateful to myself that I just said “YES“!