I saw this on Facebook today and thought it was awesome. While I was in college I had no idea what I wanted to do, I just knew that marketing was interesting and a good field to go into. One night I was bartending and a Miller Lite rep came up to me and asked if I wanted to do promotions, 10 years later I am in the same field. I started doing liquor promotions, that turned into golf outings, trade shows, auto shows, special events and being requested by modeling agencies all over the country. I moved to Chicago after college and continued to do promotions. One day I was asked to come into a modeling/talent agency on Michigan Avenue for an interview that turned into me getting an internship and then becoming the Director shortly after.
I’ve always enjoyed everything about this industry, I love that every day is different and that I work in an industry that entertains and educates people. I think this is why work never seemed like work. While working at the agency I tried so hard to be the best and do perfect work. I learned so much at the agency and in the field of what I liked, what worked and what didn’t work. Things went bad with that company so a friend and I started our own company. I had the experience in the field, he had experience in finance and owning a business. It seemed like the perfect combination and a winning team. Five years later here we are still going. With that said it hasn’t been easy. We have had amazing clients, perfect events, great staff and I couldn’t be more excited every day about what else will happen. We have also had bad days, there is a lot of competition in this industry and we have to keep growing and competing.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius
This article made me think about work and my story. I get asked all the time what I’m going to do next, or why I picked this career, and a lot of other negative questions because some people don’t get what our industry is. They think we are uneducated promotional models that flirt in small outfits for money. This article reminded me to not care what others think, says not to explain yourself, don’t force things and just be happy. I know that I needed a reminder like this and I think a lot of our team needs the same.
I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason so I’ll keep letting things happen. 🙂 Read this for a happy and refreshing read. With all the negative things going on in this world I think we all need it!
Team Pink Avenue