Just because you are good at something, doesn’t mean you have to pursue it as a career.
We all have these notions that end up causing us pain. Like that the thing we love doing the best and that we are the best at should somehow be made into a career even if there is no money to be made in that market or activity.
As a singer songwriter I sometimes wish I’d been born 10 years earlier. When people still gave a shit about singer/songwriters and actually paid to listen to their music.
It’s like the guy who just loves playing the blacksmith at military reenactments. He would never attempt in this day and age to make a living as an old fashioned blacksmith making nails and shit from scratch because there is no market.
But if he loves it? Bang away on your iron rods man!
Just don’t quit that day job!
There is a big difference between a passionate bird watcher who will travel the world or forgo sleep and food to add to his life list and a biologist doing specific field studies of particular bird species.
One does it for sheer love. The other does it for pay. He may love his work, but it’s an exchange of value. He does this work and gets paid so that he can pay HIS bills, support his family, buy food.
I finally got that I do music totally and completely because I fucking love it.
It will probably never make me much money. If it does that’s great. But I would do what I do regardless. I don’t do it for the money.
There is really no way to put a monetary figure on it.
It’s freaking priceless. How do you value a song? If it moves you deeply, shouldn’t it be worth more than a fucking dollar? In it’s digital form it has almost no value. Poof. Everybody just thinks they should have it free.
So that kills income potential for just writing songs. No. For there to be money, a musician has to perform… but to get performances… where people actually turn off their TV’s and venture out into the night, find parking, pay money to sit and listen… well there is the vicious circle of miserable. Yecccch.
And one of the reasons I have resisted going full tilt boogie into it as a career, (besides the horrifying idea of living out of a suitcase and never sleeping in my own bed,) is I didn’t want it to become a “Job”… yes, double and triple meanings INTENDED. As in “Job the dude in the bible” who just suffered horrifically and THE J.O.B that makes miserable cubicle slaves out of so many good men.
So it’s NOT my fucking Job.
For almost 40 damn years I have written songs because I wanted, no, I HAD to. They just come in and the pleasure I experience writing them is sweet… It’s like an hours or days long orgasm. It’s pure creativity. Pure pleasure.
Performing on the other hand is work. Good work. But I do NOT perform for free. No fucking way. And I’m expensive. I’ll do it but it’s a whole different thing from writing the songs.
So fuck performing for Now. (Unless of course if I can find a way to do it locally in the most convenient way possible with other musicians who I don’t have to pay… Oh! I’m already doing that at Unity)
I’m going to focus on helping as many guys achieve their maximum, ultimate, highest PEAK PERFORMANCE as I can humanly manage.
Because as great a songwriter as I am (and I AM a great songwriter :o), I am just as good as a peak performance coach.
Because my courses are like my songs. But they are larger and more useful. My courses help you solve problems. My courses help you shave years off of your learning curve. My courses help you to get out of pain and move towards pleasure, power, passive income and pussy.
And every dude I help is just naturally going to affect the lives of hundreds of other people. I want to be part of a ripple effect literally washing out into the world in a growing wave of awareness as authentic and awakened men go for what they want, with whom they want, when they want, where they want.
Let’s DO this.
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