"You will never reach your goal in Sports Broadcasting."
You've probably heard that phrase about a dozen times, at least if you've been pursuing a career in the industry for a least five minutes.
I recently received an email from a despondent broadcast professional who was wondering when he'd get his big break. My advice to him was that he would get his big break, provided he was willing to struggle, sacrifice and push through until that day arrived.
Some get the big break sooner than later. Some broadcasters simply get to a point where the dream doesn't justify the sacrifice. A great majority of broadcasters tailor their "dream" to create their own breaks and make it fit into their new career framework.
Broadcasters understand exactly what I mean. For most sportscasters, the days are usually long and hard before one reaches higher levels of success.
For this reason, you need to determine the true "WHY" behind your career aspirations. Once you do, you need some kind of roadmap to keep you on target to reach your full potential.
These are two books that have been extremely influential and helpful for countless professionals across all industries. Whether you are struggling through the minor leagues or on top of the world, I'm sure they will help you too.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success