One thing I’m totally a “broken-record” about with my peers, is their awareness of their own value when it comes to branding, conceptualization, or especially a new product. My only complaint with the woefully humble entrepreneurs and creative personalities around me is how they diminish their own capacity to attract hindrances, road-blocks or issues. It’s indeed a compliment to attract vultures… yet, upright-thinking people just see it as “bad luck”. They underestimate their own importance. ALL the time.
So what do I do, in keeping with the reputation of most people who give quality advice, based on experience? I don’t take it. I usually ignore the very advice that helps my entertainment buddies. It’s the absolute worst, and most common trait that people who look out for their friends have. Not taking the time to implement their own stuff, because they’re too “busy”.
So, the latest “blip” in my own radar, has been a number of people letting me know there is an actress named Jennifer Armour. Except, that’s not really her name. It’s mine. And she’s not from Minneapolis. I am. And she didn’t do “voice-overs” for commercials, until recently. Glad I could inspire her. And I’m glad she’s a fan of my city!
I’ve actually known about this actress using my name for years, it just didn’t really bother me. Now it is a tad bit annoying to have people ask me if I regret doing that cheesy Horror Movie.
So, I’m handling it… A few people are, at least. Until then, hold the emails 🙂 Yes, I know there’s an actress using my name, no she’s not from Minneapolis, and YES… I do commercials.