Recently was up for an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Program with a great team of production people for a show called Home Made Simple for OWN. It was truly an amazing experience. We did not win and it's natural to feel bad about it. But a funny and inspiring thing was happening to me while at the ceremony before and after they announced the winner in our category. Watching all the different award winners accept their Emmy I started to getting motivated.
Usually when I listen to accepting speeches I sort of tune out unless the person says something funny or really starts crying. But being in the audience and up for an award, I found myself really listening to the speeches. Through all the normal
"I want to thank..." stuff I started to hear pure passion from the winners and recognized that I am also that passionate about what I do. I felt a strong connection to each winner and totally inspired and motivated to continue to do great work.
Related link: Inspiring Documentaries
I am a very very competitive person, I want to win at everything I do and I am not going to lie about this, I wanted to win this thing but I can honestly say that it did not bother me that a show I had never heard of (Elbow Room) won. This surprised me a little bit, and I never thought I would say "It's an honor to just be nominated" but the truth is it is an honor to be nominated and turns out it is also very inspiring.
#HomeMadeSimple #own #emmyawards