One of comedian Kevin Hart’s funniest lines is advice his uncle, a real tough guy, gave him on his elocution.
But the final bit of advice I want to give is an observation I’ve noticed in my editor in my time as an intern. That is, saying something with a smile and enthusiasm.
It’s a little gushy and mushy, but I swear every time he opens his mouth to say something – anything – it’s with utmost joy. I enjoy hearing his voice, which is totally bizarre because he’s my boss. I’m supposed to cringe, am I not?
That said, at our weekly meetings and in the newsroom, he sprays positive vibes like an apache helicopter driven by a pissed off teenager in GTA III. It’s relentless. But with it, he brings pride to the work we collectively do daily. He takes time to thank and appreciate others for their efforts, especially in an industry where gratitude is few and far between.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that if your going to do something, commit your life to a profession, try doing that with a smile. Try enjoying it wholeheartedly. It makes for a better environment, which I hear can be financially beneficial. And it makes a damn good lesson to others around you, or at least an excuse to binge watch Kevin Hart, which is a worthy effect in itself.