Get All Access for $5/mo

Why Persistence Wins Out in Hollywood Actor and musician Ryan Ochoa shares his thoughts on why persistence is an essential component for succeeding in the competitive entertainment industry.

By David Meltzer

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Actor and musician Ryan Ochoa provides insights on how to make it in Hollywood, the importance of having the right support system and the best way for artists to handle rejection.

Ochoa and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss a range of topics including the similarities between the competitive sports and entertainment industries, how to build a personal brand that appeals to people of all ages and making the most of your platform by giving back to your fans. The pair also talk about establishing a legacy for yourself and your family, as well as what it means to do things the right way.

Related: These Philly Entrepreneurs Know the Value of Filling a Room With Creatives and Culture

David Meltzer

Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing, Speaker, Author and Business Coach

David Meltzer, co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and host of Entrepreneur's podcast, “The Playbook”, is a Top 100 Business Coach, global public speaker and three-time international best-selling author who has been honored by Variety as “Sports Humanitarian of the Year”.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

More from The Playbook

This Yogi, Mystic and Founder Explains How to Become One With Everything, Understand Your Destiny and Live a Long Life

How This Water Company Is Helping the Environment by Eliminating Plastic Waste

3 Things Investor Look for When They Hear Your Pitch for the First Time

The Future of Lacrosse and Sports Media With Paul Rabil

Editor's Pick

Business Solutions

Increase Productivity with This Microsoft 365 Subscription, Now $25 Off

It can make the entrepreneur life a lot easier.

Business News

Apple Pay Later Is Ending. Here's What's Taking Its Place.

The program was available for less than a year.

Leadership

This Artist Answered a Businessman's 'Powerful' Question — Then His Work Became 'the Poster Child for Juneteenth': 'Your Network Really Becomes Your Net Worth'

Reginald Adams was the executive director of a Houston-based art museum for more than a decade before he decided to launch his own public art and design firm.

Leadership

Harvard Business School Professor Says 65% of Startups Fail for One Reason. Here's How to Avoid It.

Team alignment isn't nice to have -- it's critical for running a successful business.

Business News

Here's What Companies Are Open and Closed on Juneteenth 2024

Since it became a holiday in 2021, Juneteenth has been recognized by some major corporations as a paid day off.

Growing a Business

I Hit $100 Million in Annual Revenue by Being More Transparent — Here Are the 3 Strategies That Helped Me Succeed

Three road-tested ways to be more transparent and build relationships that can transform your business — without leaving you feeling nightmarishly over-exposed.