I always find it interesting when I go to the movies, or read a book and find myself entirely identifying with the main character. It is like looking at myself from the outside, and realizing for a split second what do the others really see.
Last night I went and saw Morning Glory – a cute little film about a morning show producer that desperately tries to keep her program on the air, despite the fact that ratings are low and that she cannot book anything decent. Not to mention that Good Morning America, Today Show and even The Early Show are way ahead of her “Daybreak”. However, in the end she succeeds not only to keep it on air, but to get noticed by Today and get offered a job- which of course she doesn’t take. 🙂
While the movie is silly and follows a typical Hollywood story angle, I enjoyed Rachel McAdams‘ character. Some will say she’s naive. Others will say that the show was all she had and of course she had to make it work.
But when I look at her character, I see someone with Passion. Someone that believes in what they do because they actually LOVE IT. Someone feeling adrenalin rushing through their veins when great things happen at work. And for these people, “work” sure does not sound like “work” any longer.
Saying that I LOVE what I do is truly an understatement. Every single part of my brain is and thinks PR at all times. When I watch a movie I wonder how did that brand get in there, who’s their production company and who does their clearance and integration- cause I really need to get on that bandwagon. When I flip through a magazine, I think what’s new, what’s out there and why am I not pitching that section. When I walk down the street, I look at people and think of potential story ideas that I can pitch, campaigns that I can put together for clients and so on. I talk about my job all the time- yes I know it sounds extremely annoying and boring. 🙂
But it’s not! Because there is so much passion in what we do as publicists, there is so much energy in the way we represent our clients that usually people want to hear all about it. No one ever says “Gosh you talk about work all the time”. On the contrary- they want to know “How did the Alexandra St. Clair opening go?”, “What press are you booking for such and such client” and so on.
It is fun and exciting when you are truly passionate. When you go to work every day exhilarated and happy and knowing that it’s going to be an amazing day! When you think like that, you forget you have a job and whatever you do becomes part of who you are.
And as far as I know everyone love seeing passionate, excited people that believe in what they do with all their heart.
So get on this bandwagon- it’s truly a fascinating journey!