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[MMM] | When you are not feeling recognized for the work you are doing

Happy Monday morning,
 
The Academy Awards recognizes the very best in the movie industry, and one thing I appreciate is the variety in the awards it presents. It demonstrates that it takes a village to make a movie.
 
You do have to feel for Roger Deakins, the legendary English cinematographer, who finally won his first Academy Award on Blade Runner 2049, Here’s the kicker, It was his 14th nomination & the only time he has won. He shared in his acceptance speech “I really love my job and I’ve been doing it a long time, as you can see.”

 

You may feel like you have been doing great work for a long time, but haven’t been recognized or rewarded for it. Maybe you spent hours on your new cover letter but still are’t getting any responses. Or maybe you’ve been working extra to transition in to your new role but you can’t seem to manage your team the way you thought you would be able to.
 
Deakins is a living example that if you keep doing great work, it will eventually be recognized. Pursuing work with excellence will always eventually get the proper rewards. But more than that you can take pride in the consistently great work that you are doing and the difference you are making by living your potential.
 
And the Oscar goes to…
 
Along the road with you,
 
Alan
 
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