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Behind the Scenes: Do What You Love

11:59:00 PM

I had a conversation with one of my reporters the other day that was truly inspiring.

He's what we call a 'hybrid' reporter - he does news two days a week and sports three days.

This week he's been covering the desk while our main sports anchor was at SEC media days so we've spent a good bit of time together.

One night I asked him what he wants to do in this business - pursue a career as a news reporter or something with sports. I've asked this question of many people, and his answer was one of the best I've heard.

He told me that he had started to feel better about the news side of his job, but that on those days he sometimes wakes up dreading coming to work. With sports though, he's excited about what the day holds. He said that it doesn't matter where he is as long as he can cover sports in a way that matters to the people that watch him.

I wish everyone had an answer like that.

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3 comments

  1. I agree, Ashton. Give yourself a periodic congruity check. If you don't bounce out of bed in the morning eager to get started at your job, then you haven't yet found the right job. Sadly many people never do.

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  2. he had a great answer!

    it would be amazing to be that excited about a job. i can't say i feel that way most days -- not even close!

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  3. I am always excited about my job. It is just some days I do not feel the excitement as much as other days.

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