We had the good fortune of connecting with Moriah Boone and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Moriah, how do you think about risk?
I absolutely love this question because risk taking is something that I view as vital step on the pathway to success. Far too often I meet incredibly talented individuals that are not happy with where their life is or what they are doing as a career. When faced with the option to take a leap of faith and follow their passion, they falter as a result of fear and uncertainty. It’s the eternal paradox of the “what if” mentality. It’s intrinsically connected to risk taking and it stops so many of us from really going after what we want or even standing up for what we believe in. What if it goes wrong? What if I don’t succeed? What if they laugh at me? You can choose to think of a potential negative outcome or you can choose to believe in all the positive potential. It’s far better to think about how something might just be one of the best decisions of your life instead of thinking about all the “what ifs” once it’s too late. Although planning is also a vital aspect of success, a risk has to be taken until all the planning becomes just that…a plan with no action. That is simply a dream that never became a reality. I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am now without adopting a balanced planning and risk-taking mindset.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I currently work as a model and actress in Los Angeles, California but I started in a tiny town called Prescott, Arizona when I was only 17 years old. I had a superb senior photographer who had worked as a fashion photographer in the big markets like LA and NY who saw something special in me. He sent my photos to a few connections and I’ve been modeling and acting ever since. Now, that’s not to say that it was easy and I’m definitely still not where I want to be, but it was a start! In navigating the industry, working on set, and meeting all kinds of different people for almost a decade, I can say that the two most important things I’ve learned are to always be cautiously optimistic and to remain humble no matter what.
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?
Admittedly, my favorite places to go in Los Angeles are few and far between because I moved to the Los Angeles area right before everything shut down but I did have the opportunity to visit some of the local spots before then! The Alchemist Coffee Project is one to visit. It’s the best coffee shop I’ve ever been to because every item on the menu is so carefully crafted that it looks like edible art. Oh, and it tastes incredible too! The best spot for yoga is any one of the Hot 8 Yoga locations. From when you walk in the door to the time you leave, you feel safe, heard, and healthy which I can say is huge for anyone working and living in this crazy city! Their classes vary according to intensity or skill level so there’s a little something for everyone. Last but not least, the hands-down best place for a dinner date is called the Inn of the Seventh Ray. It feels like an entirely different world once you’re in the restaurant and the drinks are top-notch. It’s located next to a beautiful creek and decorated with all kinds of foliage and twinkling lights.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I always rave about the 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I try to read a chapter every day because I always find something new to incorporate into my daily routine no matter how many times I’ve read it! It’s all about training your brain to take risks and how to work against that ever-present self doubt. There’s all kinds of useful tools that I use every day that I learned from that book.
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