Inspiration for Talent & Programmers from Anderson Cooper

Radio is hard. Winning at radio is harder. It can be discouraging.

Everyone gets down once in awhile.

Bookmark this post. Then, when you are feeling depressed about your show, your station, your job or your industry, come back to it and read these notes of inspiration from Anderson Cooper:

“Most people sweat it out for years and encounter some form of humiliation and failure along the way.”

“Not getting that first job was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“I rarely ask people for advice or permission when I’m planning on doing something I feel strongly about. That only opens the plan up to be crapped on.”

“Sometimes you have to do something drastic to change people’s perception of you.”

These are all excerpts about Cooper from the book Getting There: A Book of Mentors by Gilliam Zoe Segal. It’s an inspiring read about finding your own path, which is, of course, the only way to long-term success in radio.

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