We had the good fortune of connecting with Pablo Contreras and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pablo, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind success is being unafraid to fail. You have to see failures as learning experiences. No one will ever know unless they try. Everything in life is a risk. Im not saying throw all your eggs in one basket. You have to be smart. Understand diversification. I invest in several businesses. When one is not working one is. It keeps the players that like to play it safe and those that want to also follow their passion while the businesses funds their passion projects.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Nothing is easy. I wanted to become a Major Leaguer. Unfortunate circumstances happened, In pursuit of my dream I always had to practice hard. Condition my body to perform at the elite level. Sharpening the craft takes work. A lot of work, and you have to be willing to put in the work to set you apart from other players. It is the same for any goal. Investing my time to making me better at my game and in painting my masterpiece in what we call life, and becoming one of the best latino actors of my time. Consistent work, networking is how I got to where I am today. The lessons I have learned is to not allow others to create my world and become another statistic in placing my destiny in the hands of casting directors. I began to take control of my own life by creating my own, and along the way others give me opportunities.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I usually take my friends to see the downtown Dallas area around the Main Street Garden, Deep Ellum, and up Mckinney Ave. I usually take them for Brunch and Dinner at Mesa Maya on Mckinney Ave., and if they love Italian food, Saint Rocco’s New York Italian at Trinity Groves. It has an amazing night light view on the patio of downtown Dallas. To top it off at the Cake Bar for some good ole Carrot Cake. The best in town! They do have a broad selection if your not so into Carrot Cake.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I recently lost my father. I cannot express how much he meant to me and my siblings. There is not one of us that does not have the guts and the work ethic instinct to go after what we want to achieve in life. He pushed us and encouraged us. Also a shoutout to team Grind with Grind over Matter productions for always pushing and holding me accountable to my goals. We are strength in numbers and with a skill set that makes us that much better.
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