This is, indeed, a great business. This fact was recently brought home to me during a train ride from downtown Chicago to O’Hare airport. I’d just left a very bad meeting where a client had killed a whole bunch of my work. I fumed for the first couple of miles. (“That was a really good campaign! They can’t kill it!”) As I sat there feeling sorry for myself, the gray factories passed by the train windows. Miles of factories. On the loading docks, I could see hundreds of hardworking people. Laborers forklifting crates of Bic pens onto trucks, hauling boxes of canned peaches onto freight cars. They’d been there since six o’clock in the morning, maybe five o’clock. These were hardworking people.With real jobs.
[…] You’ll be paid a lot of money in this business.You’ll never have to do any heavy lifting. Never have dirt under your fingernails or an aching back when you come home from work. You’re lucky to be talented. Lucky to get into the business.