Giuliana Rancic and Dan Wheldon are examples you must learn from for your career and your life. They have both been in the media before, one a superstar interviewer and reality show star, the other an Indy Race Car driver and the Indy500 winner in 2011 and 2005.
Learn from their stories this week as they were each in the media again for other reasons.
Just like you. Each of these well known personalities wakes up in the morning and goes to work. Giuliana is a reality show star and reporter on the stars on well known broadcast programs. She has her routine. She and her husband Bill are happily married. Their biggest problem before recently was how to have a child through IVF.
How about you? You have a routine every day. What are your biggest problems? What exactly bothers you or troubles you? What sets you off?
Dan Wheldon has been riding a high this year. He won the 2011 Indy500. His second son was born in March of 2011. His other son is two and a half. His wife since 2008 and he have known each other for a long time as they have worked together for years.
Are you flying high in your career? Everything is lining up right and you are hitting it out of the park every single day. You just can’t ask for more as it just seems to be going so well for you.
Here is the update. You just never know when the wind will change and all of a sudden what you thought was important before, doesn’t even matter anymore.
Giuliana Rancic has been trying to have a child through IVF. During her recent examinations prior to another IVF attempt she learned she had breast cancer.
Giuliana described her feelings when she was given the news in Los Angeles by her physicians as “My world came crashing in on me.” Giuliana has been called by friends and fans all over the world. She wants them all to know she will be fine and asks for them to do one thing – “call your Doctor and get checked out.”
If you live in the Stamford area Stamford Hospital is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Hospital has a Mobile Wellness Program which provides all digital mammography screenings and follow-up services year-round for about 1,200 women who are under and uninsured. In addition, the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center is located there as well.
Dan Wheldon went to work excited on race day this last weekend. He was starting in last place. He was the only driver participating in a contest where both he and a randomly selected fan would win $2.5 million if he finished first. This contest interestingly was sponsored by GoDaddy. Danica Patrick was at work this day as well. Her intention was to move, with her GoDaddy sponsorship, full time into NASCAR after this season ended. A mega multi-year contract with Andretti Autosport was about to be announced as Dan was going to replace Danica Patrick beginning in the 2012 season.
Everything changed quickly as Dan Wheldon, at the age of 33, died as a result of injuries sustained in a 15 car pile up in the Indy 300 that day in Las Vegas. He went to work. He never came home.
The point here is enjoy and treasure every single moment you have in your career and your life. There is no room for pettiness and nonsense. Let’s air it out if you have an issue. Get over it and move on. A workplace exists because there is a company goal or mission. Know it and move toward this as a team. Live your life and respect the planet.
Call your parents and tell them you love them. Thank them.
Hug your spouse and your children every single day. You just never know.
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