First and foremost, the link for proposals yesterday was flawed. This one works. I hope you'll submit.
Today's retro post is all about finding a place where you stand out.
March 30, 2011
Go where you're awesome
One of the most important lessons I learned that year actually didn't happen at college. It happened two towns over at my old High School.
I went back in the afternoons and was a drama coach for the operettas. What was pretty amazing about that was that I was second in command to the director, got to take notes during the rehearsals, and do scene work with the kids. These were people who were not much younger than me and yet I was giving direction because I was "in College" This alerted me to a very important principal that applies to every business.
Go where you're awesome.
I could have volunteer ushered at Trinity rep and been seen as some college kid helping out, or I could go to my old school and be seen as a junior drama teacher. At Trinity I would have been another faceless helper, at Smithfield High I was awesome.
The same applies for any business. An actor in the Indie Theatre Community could go and speak on a panel that is arts focused and be seen as another actor, or they could go to a college early career acting class and be awesome.
A music producer who is just getting started could go to SXSW and be seen as another music producer looking to make connections or that same music producer could go to a college radio station and be awesome.
There are places where you are kinda cool and there are places where you are awesome.
Take a second to think about a space that someone in your business has never been.
Where would YOU be awesome?
Feel free to comment below.