I’ve been waiting patiently for the perfect blog entry. I wanted something interesting and motivational for my fellow peers to read. Not just a day-to-day post about ‘what I did at my internship today’ kind of post. And last week my idea came walking in, ready to tell a story.
I am currently an intern at Bradford Media Company, in the lovely town of West Chester, PA. They are a small company that works specifically with social, reach and production, I was hired as a social media intern. I won’t bore you with the in’s and out’s of my daily duties, I’ll jump right into it. Les Brown. Have you heard of him? If not, you are truly missing out. Brown is an individual that we could all benefit from. Brown came from a rough background, born in an abandoned building then adopted at only 6 weeks old. He struggled for the early part of his life to get ahead, never seeming to break out of the rut. Until, he decided he was going to pursue a career as a motivational speaker. It only took a few years for Brown to be recognized as an extraordinary speaker, inspiring people from all different walks of life. To this day he is one of the highest paid speakers in the nation. Telling his story to millions, showing his audience that there is hope no matter what the situation may be. Les Brown has recently become a client of Bradford Media Group, where we plan on engaging him via social media and through video. The first day he came to the office, when I got to meet him, his attitude was infectious. When he spoke you listened, not because you had to but because you wanted to. He has a never ending amount of knowledge that he is willing to share to a listening ear. The day he came in we taped a discussion he had with my fellow employees and I. We asked questions about advice he would give to recent college graduates coming into the work force, trying to find a job in the current economy. And instead of saying what everyone else says, ‘good luck trying to find a job’, he told us if we had the determination to find one, we will. Not to let what other peoples opinions have effect on your own reality. Talking to him made me excited for the coming job search I will have in front of me. If I want something bad enough, then I can make it happen. Meeting Les Brown, hearing him speak and giving his advice was honestly life changing. I have never meet someone who was so positive that it literally was infectious.
Once he left for the day, the office as a whole all agreed that he made you want to work. That it didn’t seem like work but rather something to better you and your employer. I look forward to the coming meetings we have planned with him and being able to hear him speak. For those of you who think you haven’t heard of Brown, re-read the title to this blog. That famous quote, that was most likely seen in classrooms all over America, was quoted by Les Brown.