Hello, Gamer Guys & Gals!
Another week gone by, and we’re here on one of my favorite days of it!
The day where we answer your questions, or I help give you advice!
I love reading your comments on saljackenterprises.net and on our Youtube videos.
I have been spending a lot of time studying new games and subjects for our videos and blogs, so although I have been reading your awesome questions and comments I haven’t been able to answer them all personally, yet…
But please keep them all coming!
Because I will be sitting down this Sunday to answer all of your comments posted on our social media pages! So stay connected to all of Saljack’s pages!
If you see me either on this website, youtube or twitter – please say Hi!!
I will be flittering around all of Saljack’s pages and hope to see you too, this Sunday!
We can even do a live chat on twitter too if you all want…
Mention that you saw it on this blog first, and I will give you a special shoutout/tweet!
So, this week’s question comes from an awesome gamer girl that I have seen a lot on our blogs, twitter and on SE’s youtube videos.
She has been so wonderful with both comments and encouragement, and I really hope I get to meet her at a gaming expo one day soon!
She wants to remain anonymous which is always an option when you write to me for advice.
So we will call her “Star”.
I want to be a pro gamer, but my parents only want me to pursue becoming a doctor. I used to say I was going to be a doctor when I was around 10, and my parents still haven’t let it go. It’s not that I don’t think I can do it, it’s just that I would rather do something I truly love, like gaming to support myself. I knew you could understand because you are a pro gamer. What do you think, Ru? What can I do to convince them to drop the old dream and support my new one?
Thanks and I love you and SE so much!”
Star, you know who you are and thank you so much for all of your support!
Your question is a great one and I know it will help so many people!
First of all, if being a doctor is truly something you don’t want to do, then don’t do it.
I would never suggest that anyone do anything just for money, or to please someone else.
Once you start doing that, you lower your morals and standards.
Little by little you’ll drop your dreams and goals, just because you can get paid to do something you don’t necessarily like or agree with.
It’s a terrible trap and a hard one to escape once ensnared.
Think about it. How many of your friends had such high aspirations out of high school, to then get a job in retail or fast food for money and “security” to then get stuck in that same spot for years and years?
And why?…for the money!
Even though it is killing their soul a little every day.
I would never want you to go through that. Too many have.
Including myself at one point!
That being said, becoming a pro gamer isn’t at all easy. But it is not impossible.
It’s going to take perseverance, hard work and probably a few tears… but if it is truly what you want, you have to be dedicated.
Talk to your parents and tell them your plans.
Being open and honest is the key to growing and them finally coming around.
You will probably need a side job to support yourself, but choose one in a field that you truly enjoy.
Maybe a gaming or music store, in a vet office, taking care of animals, or a photographer for a real estate office.
Jobs like these will have set hours that you can go work, make your money and come back to study…aka game..and get really good gaming!
This is important!
If you pick a job that is going to drain you during the day, you will have no desire to come home and keep your dreams alive.
Pick something that will keep you motivated but not stuck.
Focus on gaming, making a name for yourself and pursue your dreams!
There is so much more I want to say on this topic but for the sake of time, I will end it here.
I will surely be speaking more on this in the future so stay tuned ‘Star’ and all future gamers out there, who want even more advice on breaking into this business!
And everyone, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your comments and questions.
Your feedback has been amazing and I love each and every one of you, so much!
Stay tuned tomorrow to find out more about Kallisto Ru on our “Casual ‘Saturday’ Blog!”
I have some great questions already coming in from you all, so stay tuned!
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~ C. S. Lewis