I like role models….No, I am not talking about the recent movie.
One of greatest lesson I learned in business was the importance of Role Models. Unfortunately I did not learn this lesson until many years after I was in business. I spent lots of time building my party entertainment company and let pride hinder my ability to excel. I was surrounded by DJs, party planners, and vendors yet never sought any of them out for advise or to see how they ran their companies. I invested a lot of time reinventing wheels that other have already created. It is hard for me to imagine how my first company would have been different if I weren’t so stubborn.
I am very excited to say that that stubbornness has been suppressed greatly. After I left the Bar-Mitzvah and Wedding scene I became much more proactive in my search to learn from others. I enjoy learning from the fortune (and misfortune) of my fellow peers.
I look forward to adding some additional role models to my list. Last week I received my acceptance to the C.T.I. 14 Week Producers Workshop. I am very excited to speak with some of the best in the entertainment business while saturating my brain with others who share the same passion as myself. I look forward to bringing the knowledge I gain at the workshops with the readers of the TrendErtainment Blog.
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Question of the moment: What one person can you contact right now to have as a role model for something that you want to do, but have been putting off ? (Doesn’t have to be show-biz related). Ok… Now send that person an e-mail, make a phone call, or write a letter to that person RIGHT NOW !