From when I was 7-years old onwards, I wanted to be a Sports Agent like Jerry Maguire. [Cue inevitable laughter]. Sure, it took me a good few years to realize he was fictional and not an accurate representation of the career. Nonetheless, I knew there was something about it I wanted for myself.
The more I distilled what I particularly envied about becoming “Jerry Maguire”, the more I realized it was his genuine demeanour, his desire to make the world a better place, and his commitment to helping the people who had stuck by him. While I’m known to quote (at a nauseating rate) the famous “Help Me, Help you!” line from the movie, it encapsulates who I am and what I offer the world.
Nowadays, I’ve given up on the specific dream of becoming a fictional character (because, you know, that’s pretty hard to do), but I never forget the lessons that I learned from that movie, that character, and how it’s taught me to build a career on what I value most in life: genuinely helping people.
PS: If you haven’t seen “Jerry Maguire”, it’s highly recommended ;).