Wednesday, 26 August 2015

#SummerSays: Finding your Big Deal

Rosalie Craig
‘BIG DEAL’ - a term I call my boss when I can sense his mood and know in that exact moment I am able to get away with it. 

In life, I am pretty sure it is vital for everyone to have something and someone who inspires them. If you are reading this, then you probably already have a passion for something, and possess many creative colours that you must hold onto forever. 

At college, my best friend and I would spend hours talking about incredible performers like Rosalie Craig who would come in and sing to us and somehow make sense of even the trickiest Sondheim. Then there were the teachers who lit a fire in your belly which you never knew existed. Those are the people that get your creative colours flowing; the people that at that time inspire you. Then before you know it, you have left college and you are on your own ready to start again; using all your inner strength to get yourself to where you want to be. If you are anything like me, you will want to be finished and successful as soon as possible, but it is worth reminding yourself that your patience and tenacity will be fully worth it in the end. It is having somebody who can be part of the chapters in your book; who can provide you with the skills needed to progress you to the top of your ladder.

As you climb that ladder, step by step, you must be prepared to be an open book; taking all ideas and advice that come your way; deciding which parts you need to keep and which you do not.

Milly Summer
John Buchan once said: "The role of a great leader is not to give greatness to human beings, but to help them extract the greatness that they already have inside them." That’s the role of the ‘big deal’ which is what I am learning from my boss - my ‘big deal’, the person who teaches me how to get to the top of my ladder with truth, intelligence and integrity. If you have ambition inside you, you are already halfway there.

Any of my friends will know I call this special type of ambition ‘magic energy’. Certain people have it deep inside them and those are the ones I seem to find myself attracted to. This explains why many of my friends are the most incredible people I’ve ever met - full of positivity, drive and colour. People I want to spend my time with and learn from. Surround yourself with these kinds of people as their qualities are contagious. You will however sometimes encounter people, who have negative opinions about your work and your decisions. Don't take that personally - it may simply be because they're not courageous enough to take action in their own lives. If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection, so focus and invest in yourself. I cannot tell you the key to success as I am still figuring that one out as I go, but I am pretty sure the key to failure is trying to please and impress everyone around you.

Milly’s Musing: You are enough, you do enough and you have enough. Dream big, work hard and surround yourself with great people. I hope you all find your ‘big deal’ and meet people who are full of magic energy on the way up your ladder. Just like I am finding whilst climbing mine.

Milly Summer

Milly Summer (25) is assistant to Michael Garrett at leading London talent agency Global Artists.
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