Pauly D. is the epitome of the career path I hope and pray for. I know, I know. Pauly D? For real? It has nothing to do with his insane blowout or the way he shouts “Cab’s hea!” It’s more about how his life has taken shape simply by him being, well, him.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Pauly (yes, we’re on a first name basis,) his fame began on the show “Jersey Shore,” which originally aired on MTV a few years ago. The show is the Real World of the decade, based on a group of stereotypical guidos and guidettes who visit the shore every summer. In this world of reality TV, the show took off. The group of roomies has now become irreplaceable and unmistakeable.
Although Pauly is a key element to the show, his true passion is DJing. He now has a spin off show that features him traveling all over the world showcasing his DJing talents– and MTV is paying for it. Now that’s the life!
So how does one get there? How do you take what you absolutely love to do and make it into something that’s prosperous and fulfilling? I suppose that’s the million dollar question.
I keep listening to Dave Ramsey’s audio CD on careers and how you can end up just like Pauly D. Is some of it luck? Sure it is. But it’s more about strategically positioning yourself to companies that you have a true affinity for and making yourself known. He talks about how job opportunities stem from networking (we all know this,) not ads on Craigslist or Monster.com. He advises to “spy” on the companies you’re interested in working for, and getting yourself highly acquainted with its most powerful people.
In listening to Dave talk, I keep looking for an answer amidst his words. I can listen all I want, but the real change will happen when I take action. All in all, I want a job where I can do some event planning, maybe even some financial advising, and above all, writing.
So Dave, bring it on…