Lessons from MTV’s The City
MTV’s “The City,” has everything you could want in a voyeuristic “reality” TV show, including a gorgeous city, hot cast, and a great Director of Photography. But sometimes when watching, you feel pity for it’s heroine, sweet Whitney Port who has moved to New York City to pursue a career in fashion. Only there are a few issues, namely Jay the Rocker boyfriend and Olivia, the evil co-worker.
Here are a few lessons that Whitney Port has taught, whether she’s aware or not.
Stick Up For Yourself- If you don’t no one else will, and in the world of fashion, you’ll be eaten alive. Whitney is a good-natured person, but in last Monday’s episode, she allowed Olivia to take credit for her work which is incredibly uncool. Whitney’s angry face did nothing for her, as she remained silent while Olivia took the credit. I have faith in the girl that she’ll start to pipe up and tell the editors that she’s the one with the eye for fashion. Not that other girl.
Not Everyone Will Like You. Just Be Cool with it- I do think that us gals possess this “People-Pleasing” gene more than men do, but it’s not helpful at all in your personal lives or in the workplace. At the end of the day, you have to do what lies before you, on your path. That doesn’t mean that you should try to make enemies, it just means that you’ll let people know what you will and won’t stand for. Whitney is still learning this…
Know Your Boundaries with the Opposite Sex- Jay was kicked out of the apartment by his roommate and is currently shacking up with Whitney, but she’s not very happy about it. She cites the “lack of passion,” and the fact that they’re living together even though they’ve only known each other for a short period of time. Whitney did bring this up, and it looks like things will be changing up in the next couple of episodes. a.k.a. She’ll give him the boot if he doesn’t get his own place pronto.
Focus on your Talents- We all have them. Whitney’s stylish and does belong in the world of Fashion. All she needs to do is speak up at work, and not let people take credit for her ideas. This happens to a lot of people. You work hard with your idea, and someone will take credit for it. Yes, that’s not fair, but the cool thing is that if you’re inventive enough to come up with a good idea, you probably have hundreds more where that came from. That other person? Not so much. Keep plugging away, Whitney!