Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 23, Chop't Brilliance

Hey everyone, you are probably wondering why the past few days the word brilliant has been in the title of my blog, well there is a certain thing about the word brilliant that means shining with light or sparkling. If there is one thing about myself and while I am here, I want to be that Brilliant person that people notice, and that people can spot within a crowd, someone who has something different. I want to be someone that when I walk in the door people are like, "Dang! He's got something!" One thing I have learned in the entertainment world is it's not about how good you are, but it's how you separate yourself from everyone else in the field.

Today started out great, I woke up and was ready to take on the day, things were going great, but I would be lying if I told you it stayed that way. Today was a slower day at work, and I am one of those people that loves to be doing something at all times, so I was just little bummed today when I didn't have too much to do at the office. I love where I work, and I love what I do and the people I work with, I just think its one of those things that it's tough for me when I wish there was something I could be doing at work, but at the same time there is nothing. I feel like there are days that I do have more work and of course they go so much faster than others. I get my work done and it's great, but sometimes I feel that I want to do that one extra thing that separates me from everyone else. Mickey let me leave at around 4 o'clock and I went back to the dorm and just relaxed and thought about what I could do. I started looking over the blueprint and the script for the Dream Talk Box, my talk show that I am putting on for Dream Careers on July 10th and really started working on what I am going to say and ask everyone that I am interviewing. I worked on that for an hour and a half and then I headed out for dinner.

So this is the reference to the other part of the title of the Blog, I went out and had dinner with Kelsi, and she took me to this place named Chop't! I have to say this may be the best salad place that I have ever been to in my life (even better than the Salad Bar place I went to in Tampa) it reminded me of the Cold Stone of Salads! You pick the lettuce, the toppings, the dressing, and they chop it up for you and toss it for you. Definitely an amazing and healthy place for dinner, it definitely filled me up and considering I didn't really eat too much during the day it was the perfect place to go. Kelsi and I just sat and talked about the day and an idea that she is coming up with and that I am helping out with about dreamers writing out there goals and dreams. So we did that and just enjoyed a nice dinner at an amazing salad place!

After we got done eating we went to meet with some people to discus the idea she had about writing out goals and things like that, and then we headed to the seminar. Charlie Caudill was the speaker for the evening he has worked with CNN and it was really interesting to see what he did and some of the things that he had done in order to get noticed. I feel like some of things I have done with Around Liberty in 90 Seconds are just the start of something huge, I love being off the wall and unique, and if that means I have to go jump in a lake in the middle of the winter then I am going to do it.

This all brings me back to the whole Brilliance talk and why I want to be brilliant, when someone says something is "brilliant" it usually is very good thing which means you stood out amongst everyone else. I love the thought of me being the next Don Cherry with his wacky suits, or the next David Letterman with his great lines and Top Tens! I learn from the people that have already made it in this business. No matter who you are or how hard you want to try, there are hundreds of other people that probably want to do the exact same thing you are doing and are working just as hard to get it. You MUST set yourself apart from everyone else, whether it is writing a blog, doing a news story and just being unique, or hosting your own talk show, you have to do something that will set you apart from everyone else that wants the exact same thing you do. I leave you with this, step out of your comfort zone and do something only you can bring to the table, be unique and be yourself, that is what will separate you from everyone else!

Dream ON!!!!

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