We had the good fortune of connecting with Becca Battoe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Becca, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success, across the board, is my creativity and determination. My drive was born in me – to work like a maniac to achieve my dreams has always been a given. Sometimes, we have to pivot. Sometimes, we have to bend. Sometimes, we even break. But, it’s making the pivot, how you bend, and picking up the pieces when you break… then, having the creativity and determination to put yourself back together and try again. It’s so important to believe in yourself, in your vision, and to never stop moving forward, no matter what obstacles may come your way, or what wrenches are thrown into your gears.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My artistry and creativity spans several outlets. First a dancer, then actor, then writer, then business owner, and now a combination of all of those things. I’ve recently learned that I’ve had a habit in the past of calling it quits in an area of my expertise when the going got really tough. Pivoting in my career a bit earlier than maybe I needed to pivot. But, I’ve also realized that those pivots lead me to discover more passions, and take chances in areas I never had even imagined prior. The fields of work that I’ve left at times in my past have all pretty much come back into play in my present life. I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is to say YES to new opportunities, especially those that scare the heck out of me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
No question, we always have to hit the Venice Beach boardwalk and Santa Monica pier. The cast of characters and attractions you find there could never be written or duplicated. Everyone always wants to see Hollywood Blvd & the Walk of Fame. It’s exciting to see someone take in Gorman’s Theatre for the first time, and I always have to catch a show at the El Capitan Theatre. We’d have to take a hike and definitely check out Griffith Observatory. Otherwise, we would hit up neighborhood haunts like the Fat Dog and Idle Hour, have a beach day, and maybe take tours of Beverly Hills and downtown LA. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Literally every person, school, and mentor I’ve had, met or gone to l in my life should get credit for my story. My parents, my teachers, my friends, my haters… they’ve all helped me become who I am and achieve my goals. I know it may sound like a cop out, but I literally would not be the person I am today had I not taken the exact path I took to get here, and that includes every person I’ve ever met and every institution I’ve ever attended.
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