As I carried it to my car, I commented to a friend ‘why is it that I am carrying it and not walking it?’ It was an offhand joke, but it got me thinking – is it better to walk the red carpet, or to be the person who controls the red carpet?
A comment made to me via email from a successful businessman a few years ago echoed in my mind – to give his comment context, I had written a blog about the film ‘The Story Of Anvil’ while on a plane to LA to see if I had been Oscars shortlisted for my film Gone Fishing. The film (which played as inflight entertainment) had really resonated with me, hence my blog entry HERE.
But so did this guys comment… he said…
‘Between fame and money, always take the money’.
The question is really, what motivates us? Why are we in this game? And while many of us do talk about money, business, funding, financing, are we really just fooling ourselves and paying lip service to the concept of making money and running a business?
So, if it came to it, which would you rather – walk the red carpet or own the red carpet?
Do you REALLY know what motivates you? What motivates your team mates? Do you share the same motivation? Having a frank and honest conversation with them, and more importantly yourself, could reveal the fact that you might be walking the wrong path. Don’t let ego, judgement from others or fear shut down this conversation. There is no right or wrong answer and it’s your life. Make the right choice. The honest choice.
Onwards and upwards!