Tracy G | On-Air Personality | Creative Soul
Who is Tracy G?
Tracy G. is an evolving visionary who’s obsessed with a thousand s - words, like sex, soul, success, stillness and sanity. I consider myself to be a Nutella groupie and personal development addict.
What inspired you to want to be on the radio?
I love peeling back the layers of human beings and getting down to who they truly are. I have a hefty history in print journalism, but I realized I was a strong interviewer. After getting sick of the new politics and low-quality work the internet encouraged, I had an aha moment. I had done some radio in college, but I thought it was too much to realistically pursue a career in, but then the bug came biting back and others reassured me that I had words of value, worthy of a microphone.
How did the Sway In The Morning opportunity come about?
Mega serendipity. About a year before, I met an incredible young woman by the name of Amber Ravenel and long story short, she saw me do some public speaking and said I should seriously consider radio. She set up an informational for me with the programming director for Sway In The Morning and I stayed in contact with him for close to 365 days until there was an opportunity to audition for the show.
What made you want to create audio vision boards?
I’m always experimenting with ways to calm my times of anxiety and one day when I was listening to a Joel Osteen sermon, he said to write down 10 personal affirmations. So, I did that s— and put them in my voice! Not a generic voice, but one that would speak to a close friend in need. And then I decided to take it a step further and record myself saying it. I thought it would penetrate even deeper. Long story short, it was kicking off my days well and acting as a travel-sized dose of caffeine for the spirit.
Any advice for individuals whom are trying to break into the entertainment industry?
Yes, make social media work for you, but don’t become its slave. If you’re a photographer, Instagram should serve as a peek into your portfolio. If you’re a writer, Twitter should act as a peek into your clips. Also, attend as many panels and conferences as you can. This is the best way to get transparent advice from people who’ve been in your shoes and are now walking in bigger, shinier ones. Pray, create your to-do lists the night before, turn off your phone when doing work, cut the entitlement s—, quit comparing yourself to your peers and stay focused.
Check out her work on www.shesbeautyandthebeast.com