How do you choose your next gig?

If you’re Bonnie Hunt, the answer is “Yes”, that is how you choose your new gig.

At this point, you may be asking; "Who on earth is Bonnie Hunt, and what is she saying ‘yes’ to?". Bonnie is the actress who played the concerned sister in Jerry Maguire, as well as the unbelievably patient mom in Cheaper by the Dozen. She is also the voice of Sally Carrera in the new Pixar film “Cars”.

"Cars" opening weekend brought in $62.8 million dollars — or, to look at it in a different light, about 62 million litres of gasoline (enough to get your Ford Explorer to the moon and back!). As I am passionate about automobiles, our family made the trip to Movie Mecca to sit at the feet of the BIG SCREEN. We were thoroughly entertained by the gods of animation at Pixar.

When speaking to a reporter about getting the call from Pixar founder John Lasseter, who co-wrote and directed "Cars", Bonnie said; “When I saw John Lasseter on my caller ID, I just said ‘yes’. You are guaranteed to become part of a team — not only are they creative geniuses, but they are kind, fair and very generous. In this business, that is a rare combo.”

Bonnie is a talented actress. She has options, but she knows what she wants and where she can excel. It is not just doing the job that counts – it is the team and the “fit”, what kind of leadership she excels with — essentially, it’s about the whole package. Because it is so clear to her what she wants and what she can bring to a project, her decisions are easy ones.

One of the key areas I see as a real help with clients is in getting this part clear — what is your perfect package? Then, it is all about getting to the "yes", and who doesn’t want that? If you need help finding your fit, visit us online at www.careerjoy.com.

On the road with you,

Alan Kearns