“Living your dream, begins with discovering where your passion and talent can take you.” – Michael Fomkin July 4th 2013
Imagine waking up one day arriving at work and discovered you were being sued for a 100,000,000.00 million dollars, that’s right a hundred million. Every day in business you should expect 20 problems 18 little ones and two big ones so when the problem walks in your door you can say have a seat I have been expecting you. My name is Michael Fomkin and the above statement is actually something that happened to me. I actually countered sued and won. (More on that adventure later) This website is a dedicated to those individuals that never give up the fight when they know they are right and for those individuals who need the inspiration to win no matter the odds. I believe ordinary people can create extraordinary results and even skeptics can become believers. So sit back and enjoy my life, I can guarantee you it is amazing and so can yours be also.
In order to achieve greatness and success in business a person needs to have two list one of his accomplishments in life at that point and another a list of what he would like to accomplish. I think before you can really understand who Michael Fomkin is lets see a little of what I have done. Your list can start with as many ideas as you have from the smallest accomplishment to the biggest, the first step is actually making your list. People say to me all the time you are the luckiest guy in the world. Luck would never have happened if I did not try, you can not win the lottery sitting at home, you have to go out and buy a ticket. Life is about the memories you create and the life you lead, here are some moments and memories I am really proud of because of the simple reason I tried.
Wrote and Directed a Documentary called Behind The Ropes – The Greatest Fraternity Ever about the lives and brotherhood of Pro Wrestling.
Started a entertainment company currently with five locations and over 100 employees with only $1600.00 dollars from my home and nothing more than a idea to connect people who needed mentors with actual people in the entertainment industry that mattered.
Invested and backed the 2013 Tony award winning play on Broadway Vanja Sonja Masha and Spike.
Attended the Tony’s and closed my eyes when they were announcing the best play. Was an amazing feeling I will never forget opening my eyes and seeing my show lighting up the stage.
Opened my own restaurant when I was twenty one. Was a failing business I took a chance on and five years later sold it for a boatload of profit when I sold it we were the most successful restaurant in the state.
Had espresso and smoked a cigarette on a street corner with Bobby Faunaro from the Sopranos a really good friend of mine and a wonderful actor.
Produced and managed a radio show on CBS radio in NYC called The “It Factor hosted by my partner Alycia kaback
Had the opportunity to be on stage after the show with the cast and crew from Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera in NYC.
Sat down and wrote poetry and got to rap with Grandmaster Caz.
Invested in 5 time Tony Award winning play Peter and the Star Catcher
Went drinking and stayed up all night many of a time with my good and dearest friends WWe hall of famer Greg the hammer Valentine and Brutas the Barber Beefcake
Was the only person to interview the wrestling sensation the Boogeyman without makeup.
Represented for speaking engagements and modeling and acting some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment and business from the Brandon Steiner to Riddick Bowe to Knicks sensation Chris Copeland.
Had the privilege of attending the 50th anniversary of Senator John Glenn’s historic moment of being the first american in space.
Had dinner with neil armstrong and had my hand and arm almost shaken off when I met Buzz Aldrin
Had the honor and privilege in seeing people I have helped through my connections and advice go on and have the most amazing careers in music, modeling and acting from walking the runways of Paris, New York, Tokyo and Milan to starring in television shows and blockbuster movies.
Have faced some and stood my ground against cyber terrorists and internet bullies, taken them head on and instead of fearing them have laughed at them and taken every criticism and turned it into a new opportunity to take that negative energy and fuel a positive outlook.
Was it always this easy to be so positive you ask…no of course not. It takes a learned appreciation to stay focused and organized. I like to say to some of the talent I represent and manage when I first meet them.
“Looks is what got you in the door today, it is going to be your professionalism, dedication and your passion that will be the keys to your success.”
Sometimes the greatest of ideas begin with just simple idea and just changing perspective, great photographers do it all the time. They see a place, a person or even a item and by shooting from a different angle or a different perspective, they take something we may have seen everyday and never noticed and now all of a sudden they have an award winning photo. That is called seeing life outside of the box.
After years of hearing the term networking, and even saying the word a few thousand times myself, I have really come to hate it. It just sounds so cold, sterile — it was not how I envisioned our events to be referred to as a “networking event”. When I first began working on the VIP Talent Connect summits I had been thinking a lot about what I really wanted as an end result for the talent by meeting someone at the summit. And you know what — it’s was not to network with them.
It’s to connect with them! VIP Talent Connect!
To really understand why someone does what they do — what their true purpose is. To see if their purpose and mission is synergistic with theirs and if it is how they can serve each other, thereby serving both of their prospective communities better.
Unique traits: Doctorate in Philosophy and Theology