You probably don’t know this about me, but my work history has been a bit “colorful”. My first job in L.A. was working for Jet Records, Sharon Osbourne’s father’s company.
Whoa, oh, oh, oh…that was interesting!
It definitely was not business as usual. Stay tuned for a blog post on that!
After Jet I was hired (after a three day interview process…geez!) to be the Executive Assistant to Paul Fegen who had a company called Attorney’s Office Management, Inc. Another “colorful” position as well working in his penthouse office in Beverly Hills.
You never knew who was going to show up.
It ran the gamut from Devo, to Penthouse Magazine models, to Adam West (Batman), to Mel Blanc who had an office on the floor.
Mel spoke to me in his different cartoon character voices whenever I saw him. I loved it…One morning Mel said, “I don’t know how you’re doing today Amy, but you sure do look good!” in Yosemite Sam’s voice. That was priceless!
Mel is one of our national treasures, and I feel privileged to have known him.
After working there nearly a year I got noticed by a tenant on the floor who asked me to work for his business management firm that exclusively managed entertainment clients. I took him up on this, and worked with him and his partner for years, until I became a partner myself.
What I learned through these years was a lot!
But the most important point to me was this:
When you love what you do it gives meaning to your life. You matter to those you are helping so you feel significant. Not in an egotistical way. I mean in a rewarding way. AND this puts you in a constant state of striving to up-level your life. You always want to improve.
We are all always in transition in one way or another. When I moved to Idaho in 1996 with my husband it felt great to be in a small town. We traveled a lot, so I always felt excited and full of new ideas, but I missed all that L.A. had to offer. My husband did not. We realized we were on different paths so we amicably split 10 years ago and have remained friends. And I still do some work for him. Unusual I know!
After my marriage ended single life was good, and though I still worked part time, I had too much time on my hands in a tiny town! My house became the gathering hole for all my recently divorced friends. We were good company and sounding boards for one another. We drank wine, cranked up the tunes, laughed, danced, and cried. We were filled with gratitude to be among other people who understood this transition.
Those rather carefree days ended for me when the real estate market crashed. I was heavily invested in Las Vegas and that was the first city to crash. Nearly my entire nest egg vanished. YIKES! How was I ever going to replace that!
This disaster turned out to be a gift. After much contemplation I realized I had a lot of options. I was free to be whoever I wanted to be and do something I loved. The obvious choice was coaching as I’d been managing musicians, actors, studio executives, writers and producers for years.
It’s funny how your “gift” is under your nose and often you just can’t see it. Are you feeling the need for change? Maybe you’re wondering how you can transition to doing something you absolutely love?
Living passionately is an amazing feeling! Don’t get me wrong. Running a business is hard work. You have to wear a lot of hats! But if you love what you do it’s easy to take on the challenges and move forward. In the end feelings of fulfillment and gratitude are the reward.
If you want to transition to doing work you love take action now. Book a “Discovery Session” with me. I’m very good at helping people determine what field is right for them. So I can help you. All you have to do is Click Here.
“The dreamers are the saviors of the world. Just as the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so too do the manifestations of man find nourishment in the visions of our solitary dreamers. Be one of those dreamers.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer