Xavier A. Turner
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There are few in this world that truly understand strive and commitment, and even fewer in Dallas, Texas that have actually been apart of such a tribulation. Within the first 20 years of life most men find living veritably difficult and although they suffer from day to day with their individual struggles, these same men have a certain something and or someone that they are able to turn to that will give them the boost they need to overcome whatever giants they are facing. Well according to the story of my life, the giants they confront have absolutely nothing compared to the beast I constantly face in my heart; but with the help of my push for music the battle quickly finds a moment for a halt within every situation.
For as far back as my mind can recapture, there has been countless numbers of disappointments in my view. Dealing with struggles such as family sickness, lack of financial stability, and even the inner war with my knowledge of what is right and my hearts advice that has kept me from becoming who God has planned for me to be. With as little help as people attempt to give, nothing has yet to calm my heart because as I painfully watch as my world collapses on itself, my future slowly waves goodbye.
Describe your Dream Job
My future is extremely perfect within my dreams. I will wake up every morning eager to make different rhythms and chords come together to create such a sweet potion of art to where everyone who comes in contact with my music will be emotionally and mentally healed. While working in a top ranked studio with class A artist, I see myself not only being on top of the charts as an independent artist, but also reaching out to the ones whom I inspire the most and letting them know the true meaning of why we create music; to touch souls and to make the world a better place.
What obstacles have you faced?
Every night I attempt to sleep while listening to my father’s cry from a sickness that cannot be cured but only temporarily altered. I constantly write in my personal notebook in order to capture every feeling in order to have true meanings to the songs written for my hearts pleasure. This illness has blocked many opportunities along with my education placement and my families chance to be on top of our financial situation. My mother works alone and everyday she struggles to pay every bill and hold every possession we have earned in our past. With her lack of financial attention my vision begins to fade. Although the Financial Aid papers don’t recognize my situation they still give us no money because they believe we make too much as a family. I constantly feel alone. I cry every night because I feel weak and helpless but I look to God on a daily basis and I also lean on the shoulder of music to keep me strong. Although my faith and love for my work is great, it is still not enough to give me the education I deserve and need.
Why do you feel you have the passion and drive to succeed?
"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand." -- Bruce Barton Most people don’t truly know the genetic build up of success. They have this fairy tale belief that success is when you make it, but in all actuality success is when you have actually changed something in the position granted; meaning if I make it to the top I will not feel successful until I know that hearts have been healed, decisions have been altered, and someone’s day has been made, but until then success is just another word. My passion and drive aren’t just stronger then others in the industry but my passion alone will allow me to continue to work at what I love even if it doesn’t pay, and that in itself will give me the drive I need to want the success I have been destined to have from day one; and If that isn’t the build up of success then I don’t know what is. I am Xavier Turner and this is my claim to “Why I Believe This Can Change My Future.”