Make It Reality: Create Your Opportunity, Own Your Success

By Cris Abrego
The creator and producer of several mega-hit television series, including The Surreal Life, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and Charm School, shares his incredible journey of making it to the top--and how you can too.

"No one paves the road for you. You have to create your own path. If you believe in your dreams, embrace what makes you different, and bet on yourself, the destination will be greater than you ever imagined."--Cris Abrego

From carrying camera gear on the sets of MTV's Road Rules, to pioneering the celebreality genre by creating such breakout hits as The Surreal Life and The Flavor of Love, and now as one of today's most prominent figures in the television industry--Cris Abrego's career has been nothing short of extraordinary.

As a young boy growing up in L.A., Abrego spent his formative years glued to his family's TV set, forging his dream of one day working in television. With unrelenting drive, he overcame countless obstacles to build his own reality TV production company in his garage, which, by his mid-thirties, he sold to one of the world's largest television production companies, before being tapped as their co-CEO.

In Make It Reality, Abrego provides practical and motivating lessons collected from almost twenty years on the frontlines of television, including: how to visualize and your goals and work tirelessly to attain them; when to take risks and push boundaries; and how to continually raise the bar for yourself and realize there are no limits on what can be achieved.

Success isn't about your pedigree or your connections: it's about vision, leadership, and courage. Abrego's story is unforgettable, full of heart, and inspiring to anyone seeking to transcend all obstacles and achieve true success.

Foreword by Pitbull

Praise for "Make It Reality" "" In "Make It Reality," Abrego delivers a master class in the power of passion. His moving story proves that it doesn t matter where you come from or what limitations stand in your way. Starting where you are, his business principles will put you in a position to create opportunities so your own lane can open up where the possibilities are endless. When it comes to Abrego s expertise in such topics as storytelling, marketing, and the new media, we all should take notes! Chris Gardner, #1 "New York Times" Bestselling Author of "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "Start Where You Are " Whether you plan a career in television or film, or something else, Cris Abrego will teach you invaluable lessons in this book about how to achieve your goals. From starting as a tape logger on "Road Rules" to becoming chief executive of a global television company today Abrego's story reminds us all that setting goals and giving it everything you ve got, no matter how small the job, are essential to success. Wherever your ambitions lie, this must-read provides you with a roadmap to getting there. Jonathan Murray, Bunim/Murray Productions, co-creator of MTV s T"he Real World" and" Road Rules " ""Make It Reality "is as inspiring as Cris himself. Through his passion, hard work, and innovative spirit, Cris has reached the highest levels of the entertainment industry. His trailblazing approach and unique strategies ultimately helped him achieve his goals, and will surely help readers realize their own ambitions as he has always helped me realize mine." Eva Longoria"



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Publisher Not available
Publish date 05/03/2016
Pages 304
ISBN-13 9781101990360
ISBN-10 1101990368
Language English

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