NFL Lockout

Things You Should Be Doing During The NFL Lockout: #64

Well, the good news over the NFL Lockout continuing is that you’ll have more time to devote towards other pursuits besides trying to figure out useless draft grades for teams

#64. BECOME GOOD ENOUGH AT SOMETHING TO EARN AN INVITATION TO THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER.

Believe it or not, this picture was taken at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night in Washington, D.C.

This photo was grabbed from the Twitter account of Erin Andrews, who stopped to take a picture with Brooklyn Decker, Kate Upton, and the soon-to-be Mrs. Tony Romo, Candice Crawford.

Poor Candice looks like a bag lady standing next to the other three in this pic but I digress.

The annual White House Correspondents dinner features a wide cross-section of personalities ranging from media to sports to entertainment.

For example, last Saturday night featured the comedic work of Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers as he (and Barack Obama) fired heavy verbal artillery at Donald Trump, who was also in attendance.

Sounds like fun right?

There are a few ways to get invited to parties like this:

  1. Become a famous world-class athlete.
  2. Become a famous actor/singer/entertainer.
  3. Become a famous supermodel.
  4. Become a relative unknown or famous White House correspondent.
  5. Become so great at something that the world has no choice but to take notice.

I don’t care if you’re a plumber, truck driver, french fry maker at McDonald’s, or the next Bradley Cooper, one of your goals should be to earn an invite at this dinner.

Soon after Super Bowl XXXIX, Brady, McNabb, and Obama broke bread at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

As I’ve stated before on this blog, I’m a big proponent of Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule, which is probably a directive someone needs to practice to become one of the aforementioned five items.

The trouble with that theory though is some folks don’t want to go through the channels of working that hard without some sort of tangible payoff.

Lame.

Pick some sort of vocation and try as hard as humanly possible to be the best in the world at it.

Who cares if you become socially awkward, highly dependent on caffeine, and high strung?

Work hard, save/invest your money, network with people and maybe, just maybe, you’ll have the potential to one day attend this dinner and get within 3,000 feet of this photo:

You can do it.

Good luck.

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