We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.
Chris Cluff | Stand Up Comedian & Yoga Instructor
Stand Up Comedy is just telling jokes…it’s fun! True. But…like with many things, there’s a lot of work behind the scenes that you don’t see. And a lot of things behind the scenes that none of us want you to see! One of the most difficult things and also the most fun is that as a comedian you get to be your own boss… Literally. You write your material, you perform, you choreograph your staging, you are your own Director and producer. You do the marketing, booking, wardrobe decisions…all fall on you. At least until you miraculously become Seinfeld! Add to that the fact that I have Parkinson’s Disease and short term memory loss is a top symptom. Being funny takes a lot of work, and I’m grateful every single day that I’m still able to make someone laugh. It’s my medicine. Read more>>
Jared Mancuso | Musician With Not Fade Away | Rock ‘n’ Roll Reignited & Owner of Emerging Pursuits, LLC
I think people sometimes don’t see all the details that go into our show or a tour. At face value, someone see’s us play live, they experience 2 hours of what is basically a party on stage, they look at our tour schedule and see all of the places we’re going to visit around the country, they look at our social media and watch videos of us in the studio, audiences cheering, all this amazing stuff, and they say to us, “Wow! It’s so cool what you do! How amazing it must be! Always having so much fun!” Of course it IS amazing, it IS so much fun, and I wouldn’t trade what I do for the world. But they don’t see the countless MORE hours we spend driving, packing the van, planning our itinerary (a joke we have amongst the band when someone asks when we need to be doing something, we respond with a very perky/sarcastic, “oh I think the itinerary knows!”), booking hotels, coordinating with sound and tech people, cataloguing merchandise. Read more>>
Brian Snyder | Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Attorney
For decades, insurance companies have peppered the country with stories of “greedy lawyers,” “runaway juries,” and “plaintiffs winning the lottery in a lawsuit.” This had led to massive efforts to restrict people’s rights to sue, but it has also had a more sinister effect in that it has caused those on the jury to be skeptical of the injured party while also giving the at-fault person the benefit of the doubt. In every focus group we do, and in every jury selection we have just prior to trial, at least a handful of people mention “the McDonald’s coffee case” or a sentiment similar to “I have a neighbor who was in a fender bender and settled for millions.” Billion dollar insurance companies have somehow successfully convinced normal, hard-working people that hospitals, insurance companies. Read more>>