I Bet On Myself, Moved to New York, and Started Pursuing My Passion in Entertainment Media. w/ Anna-Kay Thomas
Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Is Believing in Yourself and Having Conviction Even When The Odds Seem Against You and Pushing Yourself To Try New Things. - Anna-Kay Thomas
What’s up FLY Zone,
I loved having Anna-Kay, today’s guest, on the show with me, as she is a fascinating person. When you first hear her on the show, you can tell that she has an energetic and infectious personality, and would be cool to hang out with, but I am getting a little ahead of myself here. Let’s start with how we connected. I connected with Anna-Kay on levo.com because I was interested her profile. For those of you that are new, levo.com is a platform that arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs, and stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop. They believe you can create a life you’re passionate about.
So I saw Anna-Kay’s profile when I was looking for new people to have on the show, and I messaged her about Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings because that’s what I do. I find interesting people on social media and I message them about coming on to share their story and it’s the coolest process to experience, even when the people aren’t able to come on, and fortunately for us, Anna-Kay was able to come on to share her story with us.
Before you listen to the show, allow me to share with you why I wanted to have her on. It was what I read in profile…
Following years of hard work, Anna-Kay’s life change for the better after she competed for and won the opportunity to be a Social Buzz Reporter on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey. She has since interviewed the likes of Kevin Jonas, D.M.C., Hoda Kotb, John Starks and more for various news outlets. Previously, Anna-Kay demonstrated her event coverage talent and editorial prowess for Fox’s The Hot Zone and The International Fashion Times.
After reading that, I thought that she would be a great guest on the show and she was.
Her 3 Favorite Topics To Talk About are:
- Celebrity News
- Lifestyle (Fitness, Food, Travel)
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Anna-Kay’s story
- How Anna-Kay became the Social Buzz reporter on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey
- How she made her way into the entertainment media world
- Anna-Kay's checkered path from neuroscience to entertainment media
- Why she bet on herself and moved to New York in 2012
- What it is like working in the entertainment media world
- Anna-Kay’s experience with the 2016 Miss New York USA pageant, what it taught, and what it can teach us
- That Anna-Kay is a Slam Poet and how she got started in that
- Anna-Kay’s definition of Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings
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You can find ways to connect with Anna-Kay and learn more about her, as well as other tidbits, below in the Additional Resources Section.
Join the Conversation
My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each episode, I ask one FLY question. This episode, it is this:
Question: Anna-Kay was willing to bet on herself and is Fulfilling her Life’s Yearnings. Are you going you going to bet on yourself or play it safe? Which option is more compelling to you? If it’s playing it safe, what’s holding you back? Share your answer on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Explore Additional Resources
In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Anna-Kay’s website - www.annakaythomas.com
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If you are new to the show, go here to and listen to FLY episode 001: Welcome to The Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Podcast. This episode will catch you up to speed about: what my show is about, what Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings is, who I am, and the format of my show.
Another great episode that will get you up to speed is FLY episode 020: FLY Millennials Making History. On this episode, I share that I am expanding the show to include conversations with Millennials that are Fulfilling their Life’s Yearnings. These Millennials are writing the script of their lives to whatever they want it be, and are taking action on their dreams to make them a reality.
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