Piotr Jakubowski – Mind over Marketing


Passion Plus Perseverance Prevails

The 4 P’s.

I had the honor of sitting down with John Bowman, the Executive Group Planning Director here at Saatchi & Saatchi, for a few minutes the other day. After discussing a few things, John mentioned two stories which I have taken to heart. First, he talked about his heritage and how proud it makes him. According to the oral history passed down from generation to generation, his relatives lived on a farm in the countryside. During the American Revolution, his ancestor’s husband was killed. She was a seamstress, and proceeded to continue her husband’s legacy (rather than fleeing back to her family). She sewed flags for ships in the first colonial Navy, and when asked to sew a flag for the Commodore’s ship, she created it. Yes, Betsy Ross sewed the first flag of the United States of America. What a reason to be proud!!!

The second story which John explained to me was his own journey into his position. As an English major, John wanted to write. Going into the advertising industry, he began in the traffic department, but soon managed to zig-zag his way into the position he currently holds. He mentioned that the instability of the advertising industry hinders the idea that there is a straight line between a person and their ultimate career goal. Which brings me to the point of this post. (Thank you John, for meeting with me and providing wonderful insight)

Without Passion for writing and the advertising industry, and without Perseverance, John would have not been able to reach his goals as effectively as he has done. Just like Betsy Ross, when faced with great tragedy, was able to take her Passion and Perseverance to become one of the most influential people in American society.

How have you utilized the 4 P’s in your life?

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