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Monday Morning Motivation: 3 Life Lessons From Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globes Win

Monday Morning Motivation:

3 Life Lessons From Kevin Spacey’s
Golden Globes Win


Hey all! Happy Monday.

Okay, I’m sure you’re looking at the title of this piece and thinking, “Yep.. Rene’s finally lost it.” I can assure you I haven’t. At least not yet.

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw that Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe last night. What made it even sweeter was that it was his first win after 7 nominations, similar to what Susan Lucci went through time and time again.

I didn’t actually see the Golden Globes last night, but I did see people talking about it today and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

I’m in Los Angeles now and will be for the next two weeks as we film a 3rd cycle of Exhale. Of course, we’re staying at a beautiful hotel just off Wilshire Blvd, which is lined with high-end apartment buildings with big, black foreign made cars in their cup-de-sacs. I know this because I walked past them on my way to the grocery store last night.

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One the way back I had a moment to get centered, to think about where I am and how I got here. I’m not talking about the physical location; I mean how I got to this particular point in my journey. It’s somewhat romantic when people are accepting a shiny statue and talking about what they did to get there to the place they are; it is decidedly less so when you’re in the throes of it.

But that is exactly the time to remember why you are doing what you’re doing.

So for today’s Monday Morning Motivation, 3 things to remember from Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globes win.


1. Do Things Differently

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I have always loved Kevin Spacey as an actor, but developed new respect for him with House of Cards, the work for which he won the Golden Globe. The show is well-shot with great storylines but that's not what makes me crazy for him. When he and his producing partner took House of Cards to Netflix, they disrupted the system. They didn't haggle with networks; they put together a good, quality product and took it straight to the consumer. In other words, they did things differently.


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