I want to work in advertising. I want to be the best creative mind to come out of The BrainCo Minneapolis School of Advertising. I struggled for a long time in ad school. I learned more about myself in ad school than just advertising. That is why I believe in myself. I know I can be great at this. I believe I can be great at this. There’s a fire in my stomach, and I am finding out how to control it.
What I realized is that this is the place for me to do it.
Today, I started my career in advertising. A small stepping stone after what seems to be a long journey of a one year sacrifice of BrainCO, I find myself in a foreign land called Boulder.
I’m a Minnesota boy, and this mountain culture isn’t spaghetti and meatballs for me. It’s like Chinese noodles and ketchup. Foreign.
I miss the lakes already. But, the mountains are cool too.
I’ve never done well whenever I’ve moved outside of Minnesota. But, this time it’s different.
This journal isn’t about what happened today, it’s about how I feel at the moment.
Walking into the office today at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, it was like what Steve Zahn said in the movie “That Thing You do!”
How in the hell did we get here?
Watch Tom Hanks’ directorial debut and find out what I’m talking about.
I get to be in this place for six weeks. So, I better soak it all up.
Being foreign to everything, I have nothing holding me back from going one-ten (110%).
The people emphasized putting out content and that is all that I’m about.
They were like … here are all of these toys. Do cool stuff.
Man, I felt like a kid at a playground.
Moreover, I’m a filmmaker, stand up comic, YouTuber, Instagram influencer, songwriter, musician, painter, craftsmen, athlete;
I am a renaissance man.
Finally, I have found a place where I can find the balance to unlock the fire in my belly. I may only have six weeks to do it, and CPB is the place to be.
But, who cares about all of the glitz and glam. I’m here to do good work. I get a chance to work with five other talented people, who they chose for a reason and after eight hours it seems like we could make a great team.
I can go all crazy and try to be the kid on the playground. But, I just want to ace that math test at this point. I want to make a winning campaign, and if I put every ounce of passion into that then the rest will manifest itself.
Movies, engineering, podcasts, Youtube… whatever. I’m here to make a peanut butter brand famous.
What is even cooler is to be working with a team with vast potential, and I need to draw from my past successful experiences to cultivate success.
Well, these are my quick thoughts for the night.
Sweet dreams, Boulder.
Don’t let the bed bugs bite, Minneapolis.
Hug the fur babies for me, Kaley pie.
“The Zos Knows”
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