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How I Almost got Into Porn

DECIDING WHO YOU WANT TO BE IN BUSINESS

Photo Credit: Via Pixabay
Photo Credit: Via Pixabay

After I tell you the story you might think the title of this article is a bit dramatic. But, it’s not. I did actually have an opportunity to work in the porn industry. Just not the way you think.

I stumbled upon what appeared to be an interesting opportunity on a site for contract work. I would have the ability to test software and I’d also write articles about the software I tested. I’d be the company’s driving voice behind their new product. Not to mention the salary they were paying was ridiculous! You would have thought they wanted you to be in a movie. Yeah, it was that ridiculous!

When I first applied for the role I knew it was an adult entertainment company. But, I figured I’d give it a shot. Spending many years in software testing, I’m always intrigued with the opportunity to test new software. I also look for opportunities to broaden my writing portfolio. So I submitted my resume and writing portfolio. I received a response almost immediately.

The representative who responded replied, “You do know this is for adult entertainment, don’t you?” I’m assuming she asked that because she liked my credentials. But realized this would be a different industry for me. She then went on to tell me more about the opportunity. She said that I’d have to think outside the box. Stating that I’d have to be willing to be a little uncomfortable at times.

I thought about the opportunity and even the money. But, I also thought about the type of brand I want to build. I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted my brand to be associated with porn. I’m not saying that this was a horrible thing to do. I’m saying I realized it wasn’t for me. I’m all for stepping out of my comfort zone. But not for porn. I’m not passionate enough about it. I’d never want to take on a project I’m not passionate about. It’s not fair to the client. It’s important for me to give clients my all. I also didn’t want to change the dynamic of the business I’m creating.

In business and in life, we often have to decide who we want to be. Sometimes we go through many phases before we find out exactly who we are and where we belong. Sometimes we will make great choices and sometimes we won’t. On our quest to establish ourselves we shouldn’t break too many of our own rules. We must stand firm where it matters most, so that we don’t step too far outside of ourselves.

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2 thoughts on “How I Almost got Into Porn

  • August 18, 2017 at 9:18 pm
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    That’s interesting. I guess it’s a fortunate situation in the sense that you have the option to turn down work now, as compared to your first year out of college.

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    • August 22, 2017 at 12:13 am
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      Thanks for checking out the article Dameon! It definitely was a fortunate thing to have a choice. It was somewhat empowering. But it certainly wasn’t easy to turn it down.

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