Tuesday, February 5, 2013

American Pickers and Why We Should Never Give Up

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman just posted "Balls of Steel: 'American Pickers' Road to TV with Show Creator Mike Wolfe Part 1" on Scriptmag.com.

Jeanne describes how Mike Wolfe's story of determination has inspired her, and I think it will inspire you too.

Despite overwhelming obstacles, Mike refused to give up.  Even after it seemed like every possible contact passed, he still persisted.

"Every network in America had passed. Every satellite station passed. Every cable network passed. Most people would have thrown in their dusty tin pan, but not Mike.

 . . . every lesson we learn, even those that frustrate the hell out of us, is valuable."

Mike Wolfe just simply refused to give up.

Mike Wolfe – Photo courtesy of The History Channel

Every obstacle we face can either defeat us, or force us to draw upon resources we didn't even know we have.  But we all have those resources, sometimes it takes our determination to succed to force us to draw upon those resources, but they are there.

When promoting a film, we have some advantages that Mike did not have.  We have the power of the story that we ca present to people who like the genre.  We have the power of the cast to bring more media attention to the project.

"What sold the show wasn’t the concept. The show sold because Mike is who he is."  

The power of our own selves is our ultimate competitive advantage.  No one will ever be a better "us" than ourselves.

My work is the discovery of all of the competitive advantages you possess.  Strengthening your competitive advantages, then using them to draw the attention of the people who can help you: audience, potential distributors, other industry contacts, possible corporate sponsors and people at companies who might have an interest in other commecial tie-ins that will benefit both them and you.

Would you like to work with someone who understands how important it is to never give up?  Then get back to me and we'll discuss your ideas, and how we can make them happen.

As always, thanks for your consideration!

Steve Thompson

s t e v e @ c i n e m a n e w s w i r e . c o m

Thompson Communications

Skype: stephen.thompson580

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