Persistence

“I was an aspiring filmmaker,” he said. But I started to see how aspiring to be something was a way to not really try.”

Aspiring Independent Filmmakers
When do we realize it really is time to move on? Time to smell the coffee?

An excerpt from Book One in “The Knowledge Path Series” dedicated to helping you find more meaning and happiness in your life.

You know what they say about anything creative – it’s  1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

Giving It One More Shot

“I was an aspiring filmmaker,” he said. 

But I started to see how aspiring to be something was a way to not really try. 

If you did that and you failed, well, you didn’t really fail. 

I needed to start making things, even if they weren’t great, just making things.”

The grind takes it toll in different ways.

The Show Must Go On

The actor’s wife, still living in their home town, wanted to fly to Los Angeles for the play but wasn’t sure she could make it.

He needed to see her.

He was beginning to realize that daily phone conversations were hardly a substitute for a real marriage.

Not one of his coffee buddies attended his closing night.

But, most importantly his wife wasn’t there either.

Closing Curtains

Maybe she sent flowers?

No such luck.

“I want our life back,” he said after the play was done.

Not long afterward, over the phone, his wife said that she would always hope for his acting dreams, but she wanted a divorce.

He feared that his single-minded pursuit of acting had torn them apart.This quest for an acting career....

My God, it has led me down the road to ruin.

Persist or Pivot? How Do You Know?

And yet …

When do we realize it really is time to move on?

Time to smell the coffee?

Steps:

(4) Nurture your passions and express your uniqueness — no one else can or will, for that matter

(6) Persist and pivot to navigate external threats and opportunities.

(3) Pick options designed to attract better opportunities.  You don’t want to miss out on lucrative jobs or entrepreneurial ventures that will fuel  a real change in your lifestyle.

(7) Choose the ‘Preneur’ business model that brings out the best in you – freelancing, consulting, franchising, Internet marketing or establishing a Knowledge ATM.

 

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