Halloween. The time of year when I watch scary movies that I have no business watching. The time of year when I’m the one cowering in the corner of the couch seemingly looking for the popcorn that dropped between the cushions but really just shielding myself from the horror on the screen. For the past couple of years AMC has offered a happy little shit storm called “Fear Fest” where they show all horror movies all the time for over two weeks. My husband loves it. Apparently while I enjoyed a childhood surrounded by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Mister Rogers, he was surrounded by wholesome characters like Jason Vorhees and Michael Myers. While watching one of the eight million sequels of the famous Halloween series, I asked my husband, “what is Michael Myers deal, anyway?” To which my husband replied, “I don’t know, I think he just really likes killing babysitters.”
My first reaction was, Michael Myers is a guy who really knows his niche. If there was ever an untapped market, this guy has really honed in on it. I imagined Mr. Myers looking at himself in the mirror, through that irresistible cadaver complexion and saying:
“I’ve got skills in an area that has remain largely ignored for decades. I am smart and cunning and I can kill the shit out of some babysitters. I’m also really good at hiding in bushes, always knowing where Jamie Lee Curtis, and also I never die. Not taking advantage of my skill set is criminal. Only through focusing on what I’m good at and passionate about will I truly succeed. I wonder if MichaelMyers.Blogspot.com is taken….”
Michael Myers doesn’t give a shit about what any other serial killer is doing. He knows what he’s good at and he’s focusing on that. What are you focusing on? If you’re just starting out, consider your niche and focus on that. Sure, you may be good at several things, but the best way to find success is to hone in on your specific skills and how you perform them that sets you apart from your competition.
But if your skill set is killing half naked babysitters, you may want to go elsewhere because MM has that arena covered.
Photo Credit (Pictures of Michael Myers are too scary, so have a unicorn puppy!)