Chase Your Interests
He knew this much…he wanted to work in television. He loved television. He was mesmerized by the screen, how it worked, and how to use it to entertain people who were not in the same room.
He begged his parents for a television. They finally caved and bought a small black and white 16 inch model. While watching, he noticed an ad for part-time work at a local TV station. The station was looking for a puppet performer. He didn’t care about puppets, but he did care about television. He got the job.
Even though no one ever saw his face on the screen, he was able to entertain those watching.
All due to a fascination with television, Jim Henson was introduced to working with puppets as a high school student with a part-time job at a television station.
Chase your interests. Try new things. Encourage others to explore their curiosities. It could lead to you and others discovering what each is destined to do. Henson did, and as a result, he created the iconic Kermit the Frog and “The Muppet Show”. All of it began because of Henson’s interest in television, a part-time opportunity, and enough curiosity to discover his full potential.
Brian Sanders serves as Executive Vice President of Positive Alternative Radio. He regularly writes and speaks on leadership topics.
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