I love pop culture. I love using it to reflect on my own growth and for teaching about life and business.
Lately, I’ve been geeking out on the show Gilmore Girls. It’s deeply satisfying for me. The perfect comfort binge. It’s fluffy, it’s fun, it’s not demanding at all. I get to completely relax and be entertained and receive.
Of course that’s when I end up getting major insights about the business and life and leadership. In this week’s video I’m basically riffing on what I’ve gotten from this show so far. Whether you’ve seen it or not, doesn’t matter, there are some gems here for you. (Spoiler alerts! GG has been out for 20 years, but if you haven’t seen it yet, I’m definitely giving things away.)
The show follows a mother-daughter duo through the high school and college years of daughter, Rory. In the later seasons, Rory goes to Yale – and at one point, she has an internship at a local newspaper (she has a tenacious lifelong desire to be a journalist). She is absolutely killing it at this internship, doing all the right things, everyone loves her, she feels on top of the world.
And then, her boss sits her down and tells her she “doesn’t have it.” That she’d better choose a new career path, because journalism ain’t it.
She is CRUSHED. Her lifelong dream has been smashed in an instant. From there she basically goes off the deep end doing all kinds of things that her character would never do.
And THIS was one of the few moments in this light, fluffy, comfort-binge of a show that struck me as truly meaningful.
Check out this video to find out why.
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