Jul 17, 2020
“HELP ME…HELP YOU” JERRY MAGUIRE
“Help me…help you” is a powerful scene from the popular movie Jerry Maguire.
Yes, initially it comes across as a sign of desperation but it turns out to be touching as it has a much deeper meaning. Slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise), implores his one and only client, the narcissistic Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), to help him understand how he can help Tidwell.
On the outset the scene comes across as frustrated Jerry pleading with Rod, to allow him to do what he needs to do in order to help him get the contract he’s after. Although by the end of the scene as Jerry walks away you realise this is the most powerful, hard-hitting and profound scene in the whole movie.
In its deeper meaning, Jerry is actually saying to Rod:
Like Jerry Maguire, I am asking you “How can I best help you?” or in other words “Help me…help you”.
Let us take another movie, the classic ‘On the Waterfront,’. The character of Marlon Brando says “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I could have been a contender. I could have been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” because he had failed to become a successful boxer.
On the surface the movie is about an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. On a deeper level, it is about something entirely different. In simple words that scene was the essence of the whole movie. It simply meant, “I am not living the life I expected”.
Listening to a wise person through social media may motivate us for a while but it does not last. Talks on mindfulness, goal setting, purpose, finding your why all sound great and many will apply these strategies. Truth be told, most will fail because there is a much deeper issue happening within. On the surface, you will say it relates to things such as wealth, health, relationships, career or business.
Make yourself aware of the deeper issue within. Admit that is the issue. Be truthful. That is a great step in raising your executive presence. What I know is people and organisations are facing three painful issues:
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Looking forward to hearing from you. “Help me…help you”.
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