KFC Barstool Gives Great Advice For All Content People
Has Barstool gotten a little soft and corporate? Probably. Kevin Clancy recently went on his show KFC Radio to make fun of Barstool’s new “Corporate Values” that was handed out to all of their employees. KFC made a mockery of pretty much all of them in a funny video.
However, at the end of the video, KFC gave real advice without maybe trying to do so. His message was really directed for his fellow Barstool employees, but I think every person in the content game should take his message to heart. There were three things that KFC really made a point of emphasis on.
1: Be Yourself
This is so true. If you don’t have your own footing to stand on, you’re screwed. You’re only going to get so far by being in someone else’s shadow. KFC mentions how, yeah, it’s cool to be on the private jets because you sucked up to Dave Portnoy. There will come a time when those people need to establish their own footing and won’t be able to do so.
You don’t have to try to be me or anyone else in this field. Be yourself. This is why I created this company. I will only succeed by being me.
2: Have A Healthy Dose Of Fear
Be afraid of what happens to you if you screw up. I love that. The first two-three weeks here is essentially blogging BootCamp. You should have fear anyway because it’s your life. Being unafraid or delusional is a dangerous path to go down as a content person. There should be consequences for your actions so be afraid of what happens if you screw up. It prevents you from ever doing so in the first place.
3: Have Self Pride
KFC and Feitelberg told a story about how back in the day they would essentially have designated bloggers so people could go out at night while having stories covered. People would write blogs under each others names so that stories were being covered at the same time that they could have a breather and enjoy a night.
You’re putting your name on everything. You should want to be first with everything, right? Take pride in your work. The ones that fail here, none of them ever do.