Q: When do you absolutely know for sure that your dream is real?
A: When it downright HURTS to look forward to it and hope for it.
Because it’s so tantalizingly out of reach. When your passion burns for it, when you ache for its fulfillment. That’s when you’re certain you have a dream.
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for dreamers. When I was in high school I was the sound man for a local rock band called Square One. They wanted success in the musical spotlight SO BAD.
I wanted it for them. They had a modest following and I loved taking work off early on a Friday and setting up for a show. We recorded their album in my friend’s basement on mid-1980’s gear. I wondered I could create more room in the world for working musicians.
If you’re an artist and you want to make a living from your art, you gotta be an entrepreneur.
If you’re an entrepreneur and you want to establish a legacy (and not merely ‘launch a business’) you gotta be an artist. I have the same desire for my customers that I had for Square One: A place in the spotlight.
If that’s what you wanna do, you should come to my talk Saturday, downtown Chicago. It’s called:
“The entrepreneurship of art, and the art of entrepreneurship.”
AKA “What I really want say to my artist and technician friends who dream of starting a business.”
AKA “How to bypass your first 2 years of pain, suffering and misery in a startup.”
You’ll go home with new tools that narrow your focus and capitalize on your best talents.
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Dream Chicago at Fulton Street Collective
2000 W Fulton St, 2nd Floor, Chicago IL 60612
P.S.: The recording will be made available to Renaissance Club members.
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