I became a Teen Father 30 years ago today. I was 17 and a Senior in High School.
PhD, American Religious History, Drew University, anticipated 2016
MTS, Church History, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 2011
MA, African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 2007
BA, English, minors: History and Gender and Diversity Studies, Xavier University, 2005
You Are Meant to Succeed, Prosper & Thrive!
It has been said that Truly Brilliant Men and Women who changed – and continue to change – the world are able to see things neither you and I are able to see. They are visionaries in every sense of the word who are able to look beneath the surface to draw upon all that innovation offers them, simply because they were willing to look for it. These Visionaries do not settle for the obvious and they painstakingly pursue the potential of what could be, while the rest of us wallow in what already exists.
The success of your musical career will squarely rest upon what you are able to SEE. To truly see, you must not look with your eyes. You must look within. Original, huh?
Are you ‘just’ the bassist in your band who writes occasional lyrics and sing second harmonies? Or do you compose music for four other bands, while doing session work at night?
Perhaps you study music during the day? Between your studies and occasional gigs, why not look at booking entertainment for the local club?
Teaching Drums at the Local Community Center can be a great networking tool to start classes at ALL of the leading Centers in your city. You definitely know enough drummers to fill the teaching spots, while you apply for the available grants to fund the project which benefits the entire community.
Reaching out to Major Artists who may have been “on top” a decade ago are still performing and are always looking for new material to release independently. Many of them need a Kick Butt back up band…
Opportunities are vast plenteous for the Entreprenuerial Musician who is willing to open their eyes and see!
I so vividly remember last January. I rushed to my video camera, positioned myself in front of my keyboards and computer screens. I taped an awe-inspiring 2012 to the SounDoctrine Friendship. I promised new music, remixes, performances and completed productions. My Newsletter was jam packed with potential projects I was taking on and listed how I would be more interactive with our base throughout the year.