Born in Baltimore, Maryland , Mike Rowe was the son of John and Peggy Rowe. Rowe has openly revealed in mercantiles for Dirty Jobs that it is a testimonial to his father and grandfather. During his service project for Eagle Scout at the Maryland School in 1979 for the Blind, he mentioned to the students this as one of the reasons he became interested in writing and narrating.
On being awarded as Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America in June 2012, he said
“The Eagle Award is not really supposed to be for the one who need to be stretched across the final touch line. It’s meant for a few selected”
A 53-year-old, an American television actor, former opera singer, host and narrator, is also best known for his work ‘Dirty Jobs’ on the Discovery Channel. He can also be heard as narrator of Deadliest Catch, and has appeared on many famous commercials for Ford Motor Company.
A sincere but crazy Fan wrote and asked him for some career advice:
To Mike Rowe,
I’ve almost exhausted this last year trying to find out the good career for myself and I still can’t figure out. I need adventure, change, and excitement in my life, but where the pay is approximately steady. My first job was a restoration project. I like trying pretty much everything, but get bored very easily. I want a great career that will always keep me happy and contented, but can allow me to have the perfect family life and get some time to travel as well. I figure if anyone knows jobs its you so I was wishing to ask you and your valuable thoughts on this if you ever get the time! Thanking you in anticipation.
Glad to be admired and honored to answer this. My first thought is that you should learn to weld. The opportunities are plentiful at North Dakota, so try to go there making your career and as a “hands-on go-getter,” you’re qualified for the work. But after reading your queries a another time, it makes me feel that your qualifications are not the reason you can’t find the career you want.
Yesterday I had a drinks with Claire who just turned 42 is wise, cute, smart, and successful. She’s stressed as she can’t find a man. I listened all evening about how trembling and tough her search has been, about how all the “good ones” were taken, and how her other friends had found their soul-mates. She always asks herself,
“I take care and put myself out there but why is this so hard to find a good guy?”
Me: See, the guy at the extreme corner of the bar is looking at you. How about him?
She: He is not my type. Yeuk!
Me:How do you know? You haven’t met him even.
She: I just know, Call my Intuition.
Me: Okay, have you tried a dating site? Have you found any?
She:I would never ever date someone online. So cheap and weird.
Me: Fine. Your Company has its branches all over. Try some other city.
She: No way, I would never leave San Francisco. Why are you asking me this?
So Parker, here’s the thing, Claire’s an ideal woman who don’t need a man but ‘Right’ man or ‘Soul-mate’ of fiction identity. She just assembled the guy decades ago but now she is frustrated to long further. I didn’t tell her this all facts as she feels depressed a lot now and had built a wall between herself and her ambitions. This wall is made of conditions, expectations and fantasies.
Let’s get back to your questions and confusions. You don’t want a career “right” career, “excitement” and “adventure,”, lots of “change” and the “freedom to travel,” but you need the certainty of “steady pay.” You pledge to “never” take an office job. You talk about the needs of your family, even though that family doesn’t exist.
Stop worrying about the future happiness and tensions from the job and from your life as Happiness does not come from a job. But it comes from knowing what your value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent and constant with the optimistic beliefs.
Many people today begrudge this specific advices and suggestion that they’re in charge of the way the feel. But I know that was a big lesson from Dirty Jobs I learned it several times before it stuck. ow you feel about the world around you, What you do, who you’re with, and his completely up to you.
Hope you enjoyed it and make a move in your life.
This letter has certainly changed the life of many people who forget their way towards life but cheers to Mike who gave a reply that can definitely be worth sharing.
Article publié pour la première fois le 21/11/2015