We had the good fortune of connecting with Bettina Moss and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bettina, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is an endlessly uncomfortable state of being. The reason it is important to take risks is because when you function in a state of uncertainty, you are by default in a sensitized state of mind. This sensitivity leads you to always assess what you are doing and how you are moving forward. It’s the experience of being in a state of risk that is almost more important than whether or not the risk pays off. Note I said ‘almost more important’. Risk equals hope and without these two things we would never accomplish anything!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a content creator in the fiction and documentary space. I am most excited about the fact that like never before the entertainment business is open to artists who create across many and varied platforms, often at the same time. There are opportunities like never before. This is a very tough business full of road blocks and gatekeepers and it’s challenging to open doors. I think what sets me apart is that I love to listen to other people – I learn so much more when I shut up! 🙂

One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned is that if you have courage you can have a meaningful exchange with anyone at any level. Believing in your own self and your own work is a challenge but showing up to others with respect, humility and genuine desire to learn about them makes the road a bit easier.

There are few things more interesting than telling stories about our deepest human needs and desires. That’s what I do.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Walking in Elysian Park (with dogs of course), you meet the most fascinating people and their canine babies (once in a while a pig, horse or a goat shows up too).

My deck with a view of the San Gabriel Mountains, the occasional coyote, raccoon and hawk making an appearance – and a crafty heron looking to snack on my goldfish!

The Rose Bowl aquatic center – swimming outdoors in giant pools (heated), looking up at the sky with pine trees towering…hard to beat this. Swimming underwater watching the sun dapple the bottom of the pool, you could squint your eyes and feel like you’re in the Caribbean.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Being ‘seen’ by people is the most powerful thing one person can give another. Anna Bradford Houston who provided me with unconditional love deserves credit for giving me the gift of her presence in my young life.

Website: www.finding-daylight.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bettina-moss-3941741/

Image Credits
Caroline White Leon Cheo Bettina Moss

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