We had the good fortune of connecting with Selina Ringel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Selina, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
The process ends up being your life. The result is momentary and doesn’t last too long anyway so striving for a better process, for growth, for purpose is much more important than pinpointing the results. The results are often not what you wanted nor in the time frame you wanted but if you enjoy the process and are open minded about the result, you might even get something better than what you had hoped for.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My creative consulting business started because I have always been a very impatient person and have had a very hard time waiting for things to happen for me in my industry so I have decided to make them happen for myself. I am a writer/producer/ actress/comedian, I also have a production company with my husband and have made many projects come to life including a feature film called The Best People which got distributed by Samuel Goldwyn and is available on Amazon Prime and a digital series called Tuning In also available on Amazon Prime. One of the things I realized is that you can’t keep waiting for someone to give you permission to do what you want to do, you just have to go out and create it for yourself. It’s the only way to stay sane and also by doing so you start getting noticed by what you are capable of. I have learned how to break things down and take steps to bring my career to the next level and I started this business to help others get empowered to create their own material so they can step into their own success! It’s important when creating to have guidelines, deadlines and someone who keeps you accountable, I make sure people get their projects made from beginning to end.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of the things I love about LA is how diverse it is and how many different things you can do, areas you can visit. I would take them to Soho House for sure because I love it there and they have a gorgeous view, I would make sure they go to the beach in Malibu, try some Korean BBQ in Koreatown and go for a latte at Alfred’s or Urth Caffe. I would also try to do a bike ride in Venice, and get them to go for lunch at il Pastaio -that’s my favorite place for italian food in LA!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband deserves a special shoutout for sure, he is my constant rock and creative partner but so do my family, our friends and our huge support system of creatives who are like-minded as well as our mentors who have been through it all with us every step of the way. Without all of these people we would never be able to make any of the things we have made, nor would it keep being so fun to continue creating!
Michael Steiner, Mara Tasker, Matthew Misisco