Friday, May 29, 2009

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

What is it about this guy that we like?

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Traditionally Handsome? No. Buff and Tan? Nope. A “James Bond” Jetsetter? Not a chance.

I haven’t seen this movie, the trailers pretty much say it all, I bet.

I first noticed Kevin James in the movie Hitch.

I’m a big Will Smith Fan, which is why I watched Hitch the first time. I enjoyed the character Will Smith plays and as I watched the movie, started to like the character Albert Brennaman as well.

Nice guy who never quite fits in, not in the best shape, not suave with the ladies. Almost the antithesis of the Hitch Persona. (“The Date Doctor” does have a sensitive side as we discover.)

So what is it? I believe that he’s the “Everyman”, the Underachiever that people identify with. He hasn’t found his groove yet, but is movin’ through life in the best way he can.

He’s willing to try new things, even though they may be painful (ck out the back waxing scene in the trailer!) and knows he can be more than he is today.
Most people want that. We want a better house, a better job, better relationships, better life. Albert Brennaman decides to do something about it and gets a little coaching.

Smart guy. Who couldn’t use a little extra coaching. If you want to become more, you have to believe more, learn more and do more. I am blessed to have had many coaches and mentors who believed in me until I had grown to the place where I could believe in myself. Still lots to learn.. and will be for the rest of my life as I grow into the person that God designed me to be.

How about you? Are you stretching the borders of your comfort zone in some area of your life? Feeling a bit uncomfortable? A little stressed as you try something new?

Let me tell you, it’s ok. It’s going to be just fine, probably great in fact! Be yourself and learn to be a better version of yourself. Read, Listen, Shadow Successes who have the qualities and skills that you want to learn. Find a mentor. Enjoy the Journey!

Here's to Your Success!

Sue Mazza

ps - just for fun - here's a short clip of an interview with the actor.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Avon Calling: How Three 40+ Women Found Their Dream Jobs - MORE Magazine interviews three Avon Representatives whose careers changed their lives.