Brian Tellis, Director, Fountainhead Promotions & Events Pvt Ltd, a Dentsu Aegis Network company, conducted a Masterclass for the students of WWI School of Media and Communication at Whistling Woods International. During his career of an extensive 20 years, he has left his mark on the Indian entertainment industry and has worked in the fields of radio, event management, and music retail. His event management company has worked with various subsidiaries across India like Insignia Tourism Marketing, Oranjuice Entertainment, The Production Terminus and Hot Box. During the session, he shared stories about the experiences that brought him professional success and personal satisfaction. His words encouraged the students to spend time learning and exploring their passions.
Here are a few thoughtful insights shared by Brian Tellis:
Go on a journey of discovery:
Discovering yourself is a crucial process where you get to know your passion and pursue it. Firstly, in order to be the best version of yourself, you need to know who you really are, what you value and, in effect, what you offer. Understanding what you’re good at and are interested in takes you one step closer to your goals. It’s a matter of recognising your personal power and potential yet being open and vulnerable to new experiences. While you may think you are self-aware about your goals, it’s important that you evaluate your passions and skills.
Learn to chase success while accepting failure:
The process of achieving greater things has its own pace, and you need to be patient. It takes days of hard work to achieve the smallest of goals. You just need to believe in yourself and never fear failure, as it proves to be a serious obstacle. Switch from thinking about missteps to thinking positively and strive for self-improvement. As long as you continue making an effort, there is no room for failure. Once you conquer your fears, nothing can stop you from achieving success in this world.
Discover your passion and make time for it:
“Follow your passion” is a common idea thrown at you, but it is important to know what exactly you are passionate about. For beginners, it is vital for them to know their passion before they are stuck in jobs that they don’t enjoy. It’s easy to fall into a routine. Find time for yourself and keep trying things that interest you. Open your mind towards new literature, art, or something related to your profession. Take your time and let your passion produce efforts, as continuous efforts reap effective results.
Staying a student for life:
Living life as a student just does not end with college or your education. Too often, convinced of your own intelligence and knowledge, you live in a comfort zone that never lets you challenge yourself to learn. However, you should try and learn from everyone and everything, wherever you go. Gain knowledge from the people you don’t know, even from your supposed competitors. At every step and juncture in life, there is the opportunity to learn; never hold back from acquiring new knowledge or skills. The key is to always stay curious.
Never lose the hunger for success and achievement:
We all have different beliefs about success; although, we must keep in mind the hard work that goes behind it. The goal of life is to learn from experience and stay true to your values as it keeps you focused. You must always embrace the fact that success is bound to follow when you put all your sincere efforts together. Staying hungry each day to achieve something new is what keeps you consistent on your journey.