I was 14-years-old when I started working in restaurants. As I slipped into a polo shirt and pleated khakis, my father gave me his version of a pep-talk, tinged with a sensitivity known only to drill sergeants and Asian fathers:
“Remember: You don’t know as much as you think you know.
“So keep you mouth shut,” he said. “Watch and listen.”
14 years later and the advice stuck with me. What my father meant:
Go into everything with an open mind.
Listen before passing judgment.
And spend the time to learn about people and their opinions. They may know something you don’t.
The last few months I’ve been working on a project to codify what I’ve learned about Hollywood. At a high level, Fighting Broke has evolved into exploring the Hollywood career at a strategic and emotional level. In this tangent, I set out to explore more of the nuts and bolts of Hollywood.
I call it How Hollywood Works: Television (HHWW: TV).
Please check it out and let me know what you think. HHWW: TV is an experiment, so if it interests you, sign-up for the mailing list: You’ll only receive content related to HHWW: TV, and I’ll know if enough people want this to continue investing time and money into the project.
Finally, thank you for reading. I know how busy life gets, and I really appreciate you spending part of your day with me.