Our MCM today has had much success as an Actor and rapper, within his life thus far that we thought it imperative to have him sit down for a ‘Grow Daily Meets’ where we found out what the journey to success takes. Without further ado, I present to you GD’ers Ashley Walters.
As many will know, Walters began making tv appearances from the age of 14; in numerous shows such as : The Bill, Grange Hill, London’s Burning, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. He then had a successful rap career as a member in So Solid Crew, and has continued to go from strength to strength. Walters has attested much of his continued positive outlook on having a stable and loving wife and family at his foundation/base.
With the anticipated return of Top Boy, it’s only right I give you a further 3 gems on how to be at the ‘top of your game’, circa the words of Ashley Walters.
– Try your talents before you choose your career – If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with multiple talents, try to give them all an equal opportunity; then see which result is more fulfilling. Often times, parents or society push their ideals onto us, but to live a purpose driven life of success you must passionately, proactively and persistently pursue that wish you’d enjoy even if you weren’t paid for it.
– Aim to be on the cusp of new innovative and intriguing ideas, rather than on the back end of a certain circumstance. Always push yourself to be forward thinking and aware of what the next trends/waves will be so that you can see if there’s any way your passions align with it, to attain maximum acknowledgement/ exposure for your craft/work/skill or brand.
– Take accountability for yourself always – It is an amazing thing to be surrounded and supported by a team or a person, but you must always hold yourself accountable. Better actions garner better reactions. As Walters mentions within our ‘Grow Daily Meets’, If you entrust someone with YOUR life/career etc you have to first acknowledge whether they are able to handle it; rather than your reaction being that they just didn’t want to help/better you. We must realise, that we must appreciate intent but never rely on or hold another accountable for any good or bad that happens to us.
I won’t go too in depth with this MCM, because our GROW DAILY MEETS – ASHLEY WALTERS is truly one to watch; and I don’t want to spoil it (not even with a cheeky top boy spoiler). So I ask that you continue to support Ashley Walters on his ventures, and learn from his life thus far how to really be top of the tops .. solidly!
Until next time be good to yourselves, kind to others and above all GROW DAILY.
Written by Karen Sherise