Interview with Anthony Schwartz (@mr._.schwartz)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I’ve always had an interest in this type of job from a young age, my friends and family members encouraged me to get into it because they saw a potential in me, and I found that I like it a lot. I care about making people laugh and I try my best to brighten up their day and making an impact and this career allows me to do that. During this COVID-19 pandemic, my mom and my step-dad got tested positive for the virus in New York, And since I live in Miami, I tried to make a lot of funny videos so that they could see and enjoy a bit of comedy and maybe help them forget about the virus for a bit. because of COVID-19 I got lay-off from my job along with all my colleagues and I could see in their Instagram stories how depressive they felt and so I decided to share my content with them also to brighten their day and I was able to feel and see how happy they were, just by looking at my videos that they constantly started asking me for more videos. And I really enjoy doing it.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

after an unsuccessful attempt at university, I started working in a restaurant industry as a waiter in order to make enough money to provide for myself. During this time, my personal Instagram page and my TikTok page was overflowing with viral hilarious videos about my life as a waiter and as a gay person. The most interesting thing about all of this is that there are many people on the street, even customers in my restaurant who acknowledge me for my videos and show me so much support and love when they see me, I also realized that my gay community is bigger and more supportive than I thought, because my videos have reached many people I had the opportunity to advise a boy who was very afraid to come out of the closet because he did not feel supported by his family and he told me how depressed he felt and how he wanted to kill himself, and I humbly advise him, listen to him, supported him and show him that he is not alone and that there is a large community that supports him too. And it is something that will forever mark my life because I realized that I can bring positivity and even save lives in my LGBTQ community.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

On the way to your workplace, always think of how the work you have allows you to have your life outside of it, such as a great social life. A positive attitude will make the day more pleasant and productive. You can only do the best you can in each situation. Look beyond yourself and your work, and consider the bigger picture. Do some voluntary work to gain a broader outlook. Find a way to contribute to society in general. Get into the habit of smiling and greeting everyone as you arrive in the morning or at the beginning of your shift. It’s amazing how fast this little courtesy can thaw chilly workplace relations. Embrace the attitude that we all win together, and let others know when someone has done something above and beyond the call of duty on a project. Also, if someone incorrectly gives you credit and praise, acknowledge your co-worker who does deserve the accolades. It will be remembered. and most importantly always do things with respect.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I’m very thankful to my mother she has always been so understanding. she never judged me. she accepted me. And her open-mindedness and compassionate heart always comforted me. she always brightens my day with her charisma and her smile no matter how bad everything is around. Even though I couldn’t see her during my childhood for 10 years ever since I can remember, my mother has been a strong individual. Even though she was not there physically She raised my 3 sisters and me financially, emotionally, and spiritually by herself. My mom gave her all, by that I mean, she worked two jobs to make sure I ate properly and that I had the essential amenities to grow happily and successfully. Another way she supported me was with love and care. She would encourage me to always do what makes me happy, her heart is at its purest when giving.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

The ability to be able to make people laugh is a huge asset. I noticed that my co-workers, managers, and customers alike enjoy being with me because I can bring some laughter into a stress-filled workplace, While some people are natural humorists, being funny is a set of skills. I do it sometimes to tell stories not jokes because a joke is a fake story that sets up for a punch line, in my case I like to tell relevant stories that have humorous elements. Most of my life I lived a very depressing life and I decide that I will leave that behind so I can express myself more and I have opened up so much more not just as a person also in my sexuality when I make these videos.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

”Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, I absolutely love working as a waiter, and sometimes I feel lucky to be able to meet so many amazing people from all over the world. But, that doesn’t mean that I’m not consciously aware of the fact that I would rather be doing what I’m more passionate about which is being at home brainstorming about what kind of positive content I can bring to the world.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Full of comedy , the active account where I am consistently posting 2-3 videos a day. I always try to engage with all my followers. I post Frequently, But Appropriately. I have a unique material.

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