You may be awesome, but these days, awesome is ordinary. To illustrate this point, let’s take a quick look at the current state of the career of actress-comedienne, Mo’Nique.
In 2010, Mo’Nique won an Oscar for her performance in Precious. After the movie, the producers wanted her to travel to participate, for free, in a promotional tour that included travel to the Cannes Film Festival. She refused. That didn’t go over well in Hollywood, especially amid reports that she is difficult to work with. Contrary to what one might expect after an Oscar win, Mo’Nique’s star has not been rising over the past several years.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Mo’Nique was unhappy with the amount of money offered to her for a new Netflix show. Comparing it with larger sums offered to Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle, the actress called for a Netflix boycott.
Against this backdrop, I want to make the point that, Mo’Nique may be awesome, but awesome is ordinary.
What you’ll learn:
- Why awesome is ordinary
- Why you are the best media outlet for your products and services
- Why you must find the win/win, notwithstanding the challenges
In this episode, I mentioned the following resources:
Takeaway: Awesome is ordinary. Value is more important than awesome, and as an entrepreneur, it’s your job to showcase your value more than your awesome.
Best and success,