Rising Star Wendy Kay: “Don’t rely on another person to make you happy”
Don’t rely on someone to make you happy. Once I lost a friend I have known all of my life. I never realized how much my happiness depended on that person.
As a part of my interview series with rising stars, I had the pleasure of interviewing Wendy Kay. Wendy is a model and actress who hopes one day to say she is a James Bond girl.
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I have always wanted to be part of the entertainment industry since I was three years old. I never had a plan on how, but just the desire to be part of it.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?
I had been invited to an interview for a modeling/acting job. I was so scared and nervous! I came from a little city to Los Angeles not knowing anyone. I had printed out the address to give to the taxi driver. I was too nervous to try and pronounce the names of the place. The taxi driver asked about the interview. When we were at the place, he stopped his car and walked me to the office. He told the secretary he is my driver. He told he would wait outside until the interview is done to take me back. I had not asked him to do that and I admit it made me feel important. Like I was someone of celebrity value. For someone like me from a small town where no one is famous meant alot to me. By the way, the taxi driver never charged me extra and waited to take me back. Also, I received a second call back. A great day it turned out to be I appreciated a lot!
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I had been cast in a TV show, but there are some delays because of the cast schedule and other issues. I hope to find some new jobs (entertainment) until the TV show gets started.
Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted? What was that like?
Ben McCain of Time Warner Cable. It was really cool to meet someone you think you only see in the magazines or TV.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Keep busy with things you love to do.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)
I love the “pay it forward” idea. It keeps people on a positive note.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
- It’s okay to make a mistake and try again. No one is keeping track.
- No matter how bad one day is, just know tomorrow is a new day. Whenever I feel I failed, something may come to make me appreciate when I do succeed.
- Don’t compare your success to others. I felt at times behind while someone is so advanced in life. Then something happens to make me realize it was okay I am okay where I am in life.
- Don’t rely on someone to make you happy. Once I lost a friend I have known all of my life. I never realized how much my happiness depended on that person.
- Never give up.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Never give up! No matter what you may be up against, never give up.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
There are too many to list. The ones who always made me feel like anything is possible!
Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. :-)
Serena Williams- No matter what she goes up against, she always comes back a winner.