One of the things I love about the future is that it gives us the opportunity to create the lives we want. This year, I am making a conscious effort to be intentional about the choices I make and the actions I take, with the goal of creating the life that I desire.
Part of this process involves being honest about what it is that I really want, which can be a challenge for anyone, but particularly for me as a queer Black man. We spend much of our young lives denying the things that we want, so, in adulthood, it's not always easy to be true to ourselves, especially when society can make it difficult for us to be our authentic selves.
To help me in this journey of self-discovery and growth, I have been using AI tools such as chatGPT. These tools have been incredibly helpful in helping me to communicate my ideas and desires effectively, and to connect with others who share similar goals and values.
This week—in collaboration with chatGPT—I constructed a number of pitch emails that I will be sending to agencies, brands, and creatives in pursuit of representation, partnership, and collaboration. And—though it took a bit of finessing—the process was fairly straightforward!
I started by creating a basic outline of what I wanted to say, including information about who I am, what I have to offer, and what I am looking for from the party in question. Then, I fed this information into the system, and it generated the pitch emails that I will be sending to potential partners.
I took the results and tweaked them so as to convey the messages and sentiment that I want and voila!—I was left with a number of perfect pitch emails that I can use to show my best qualities and nail the partnerships that I desire.
Of course, before sending them off I will make sure they're tailored to the specific person or persons they are meant for.
At this point in my life, I’ve over monotony and stagnation. I’m clear about what I want, confident that I deserve it, and eager and excited to chase after it. I’m excited about the future and the potential it holds for all of us. I am confident that if we are honest about what we want and are willing to put in the effort to chase after it, we can create the lives we desire.
I’m looking forward to looking back this time next year and seeing how far I've come, and I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and productive 2023.