I absolutely love hearing stories, especially when it inspires me or changes my perspective in a positive way.
Storytelling comes in many forms – film, marketing, art, dance, novels, podcasts, editing, conversations…
It’s the ultimate engagement. A way that we can receive information that has the potential to change us.
One particularly painful day in 2020 during my second month of mind-numbing migraines and intense brain fog from Covid, I had wondered if this was how my life will be forever. It was dark times for my mind and definitely the most depressed I’ve ever been. Not knowing if I’d be able to think clearly ever again, this idea kept repeating in my mind – Life is so short, when are you going to start living?
I sat on that idea for a while (my mind finally did clear up a month later after seeing a Neurologist). I wondered about what that meant for me. What did I really want in life and what would it take to make it a reality?
Growing up as a kid in the Bronx, going to the movies with my mother was my favorite thing to do. Being sucked in to a new world and simultaneously learning about new possible ways of living was the best feeling in the world. I couldn’t hold it in and began to express myself through writing, then research, then eventually film, all leading to this point in my life where I just want to get better at telling stories and help others tell their stories better. It would be really cool to curate stories from inspiring people all over the world and create a platform for them to make the biggest impact – podcasts, films, documentaries, shorts, art, music… all in one place. Why not? That would be really cool but it seemed impossible. I was already working a full time job at night to support my financially unstable life as a storyteller and I felt burnt to a crisp.
But, getting to a deep dark place changes things. It alters your priorities and I knew I had to go for it no matter how many times I fail or how scary it seemed. I knew I’d realistically need a lot of funding and a lot of help. I needed a way to dedicate all my time and energy on this while still being able to help support my family financially.
I gained clarity and reverse-engineered my ambitions keeping in mind my creative strengths, obsession with storytelling, psychology, philosophy, and problem solving. How could I apply all of this and support my family and friends?
Limit Break Media, Inc was born.
In the summer of 2021, I began gathering a collective of storytellers and artists to help businesses up their marketing game through creative storytelling. My goal was to level up the baseline of what’s possible in marketing for businesses so that we could all grow together and help promote more stories – all while creating a vehicle for creatives to make a living doing what they love. By early 2022, I was able to quit my job and do this full-time.
Virtually anything is possible. Humans are the most adaptable creatures on the planet. You have to find you’re own journey and be brave enough to seek out your limits and choose to break past them.