The other day a young hopeful, new to the industry, approached me, eager to know the secrets of getting a big break. Her enthusiasm was contagious, as we spoke on how to make lasting connections, hard work, and perfecting your craft, in order to make it in this biz.
As we were wrapping up our conversation, she asked something that stuck with me long after she was gone. She said, “Alycia, what made you decide to get into this business, anyway?” After a long pause, contemplating the upcoming reality and scripted shows, the 500 bookings in one year, the emergence into high fashion with Colby models, the radio show, the Women’s Empowerment Summit, the talent academy, and all the events and connections we’ve made in the past five years, I was jolted back to the beginning. The montage that played in my mind of the past years was incredible, but reminded me of a very distinct truth, my truth. My “why.” Why I got into this crazy business to begin with. It was simple. I wanted to help people.
“Help as many people make their dreams come true, and somehow, in all that, your dreams will come true.” –Alycia Kaback
As this delightful young lady left my office, I was left thinking about the question she asked. I pondered over all the projects we currently have going. I’ve been so caught up in the everyday, progress, progression, and moving forward. I knew I was definitely helping people. Working hard for each and every talent that comes through my doors. Working to keep all the businesses going, to create a place for our employees to come to work, and earn during these difficult economic times. But I felt I could be doing more, helping more, reaching more people. More people like this young lady, who needs the connections and mentorship I could provide
I had an epiphany that day. I decided I want to support as many young, enthusiastic hopefuls as possible, and through that, the business will grow.
So with that being said, after much consideration, and deep thought, I’ve decided to end the The “IT” Factor radio series on WNJC 1360 Philadelphia.
The “IT” Factor brand was designed to give young men and women the ‘industry camaraderie’ they want, combined with the mentorship they need. We brought hot, young, celebrity guests and covered issues ranging from beauty and fashion to the “IT” topics of the moment. The show gave unfiltered advice as well as cultivated an open discussion on socially important matters.
I realized with the show we reached about 300,000 listeners weekly. However with the Kaback Talent Academy, we’re able to fuse together the a lot of the same content plus more in order to help tens of millions of people worldwide.
With the radio show we were able to speak to a new generation of individuals, in an extremely relevant manner. We plan on maintaining that distinct “voice,” in a way that carries further, and reaches wider, and well…helps more people.
The show served it’s purpose and brought you the experience of various talent in the biz, their story’s, trials and triumphs. But now it’s time to focus on you! Let’s take the focus of off those who’ve already had theirs, and let’s create yours!
To sign-up for modeling, acting and or music please visit The It Factor Productions at http://www.theitfactorproductions.com