Taking a Chance & Doing What You Love Full-Time (Dominick Racano)


I am not going to wait around for opportunities, I am going to create my own opportunities.

Growing up he never thought he could make a career being creative but a few years ago he decided to leave the corporate world and take the leap. Today our guest Dominick Racano shares with us what it takes to go the creative path and go all-in on what you love. 


Connect with Dominick:







  •  Going after what you love and ENJOYING it
  • What do you do with all your ideas when you want to pursue them all
  • Welcoming adversity and dealing with rejection as a creative



Born in the Bronx, Dominick Racano, is the youngest of five. Growing up in a large, and oftentimes, loud Italian family led Racano to channel his energy and humor into entertaining friends and keeping out of trouble in his neighborhood. Like others before him, Racano got bogged down in the rat race of corporate America, but he continued to use humor as his outlet for stress; performing stand-up around town. Really enjoying the creative writing side and the platform to perform, Racano then decided to start acting in film, television, and improvisation. This led to his decision to walk away from a secure career to pursue what he truly loves, entertaining people. Today Racano has more than 60+ film and television credits to his name and is a co-founder of Shift Drinks Comedy, and Festival Director of All The Laughs Comedy Awards.



  • "Acting, creating, telling stories always lit up my world.” @DominickRacano @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders CLICK TO TWEET
  • "A joke is a living organism that keeps growing and changing." @DominickRacano @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders CLICK TO TWEET
  • "I am not going to wait around for opportunities, I am going to create my own opportunities." @DominickRacano @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders CLICK TO TWEET
  • "Go out and get more rejection." @DominickRacano @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders CLICK TO TWEET

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