It’s an old story. Someone comes to the United States to become a movie star and discovers it isn’t as easy as the dream. Geir Ness was a young Norwegian who came to the United States to study acting. He had no connections and, in fact, did not know anyone in the U. S., but he did have a dream.
In the video below, Geir participates in a podcast interview for Expanding Horizons – Building Confidence. This segment was selected for you because it fits the theme of this blog so well.
Little did Geir know while he was studying acting that this very advice, “Be Yourself,” would lead him in a different direction from the one he was pursuing at the time.
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Being yourself does not mean that you are “hell bent” to get what you want no matter what. It means that you are strong enough to make decisions about your life in the present; how you would like your life to be in the future; and wise enough to allow changes as you grow and change. You may find opportunities appear that you had never imagined, as they did with Geir.
Geir is a very successful businessman today. You will find his travel schedule on the Laila website and you will have an opportunity to join his fan club.
You will find the rest of the story in The Sweet Smell of Success in the podcast show on YouTube Expanding Horizons – Building Confidence The show is also broadcast in 180 countries on Stitcher Radio/Deezer and Google. Please subscribe, rate and review our podcast show wherever you listen to it.
That’s it for now.