Thursday, May 19, 2011
Writing infrequent blogposts make you realize how fast life goes by when the last post was 2010 and before that it was 2009. It's almost like I was avoiding a post. Probably didn't want to admit what was really going on or "address" any feelings that might require a kleenex. Yeah, so I've been non-committal and tried to be unemotional (but that's hard) in an unpredictable economy as life hits you head on with questions about family/kids/etc. I've been fortunate to work as a consultant in PR and am so happy with my contracts these days -2010 and 2011 have been great. Someone I worked with said wisely, "Always be nice to those you work with, you never know when you'll work with them again." How true is that? I recently discovered that I might run into people whose decisions I may have disagreed with and inevitably there are characters I wish I didn't have to see or even promote, but I'm a professional - I always try to be nice, and like a professional publicist I put myself last and the person I'm promoting first. A friend of mine saw this in action when a star I worked with who I thought I had helped make a huge star turned to me and in a very insecure and catty moment mocked my cell phone that I happened to be holding when I was talking to him. He then asked if he could borrow it to call someone. My friend who didn't work in Hollywood said, "I could not do what you do!" I immediately came to his defense (sort of like a verbally abused person really), until I realized what a BS moment it was. He was being a complete jerk and my friend saw it ALL. Now I decided life is too short, I refuse to work for jerks if I can possibly avoid it. Nice guys and girls only. Call me.