Just over a year ago, shortly after my album release, I wrote a cheque to myself for $10,000. In the memo space I wrote, “It will happen” and in the notes space I wrote, “Album Sales”. Some of you might think this is purely coincidental, but I believe there is a story here worthy of sharing. I propped up this cheque against my computer monitor and was diligent to ensure that if the cheque accidentally fell off the computer desk to immediately put it back up into place. Every so often I would take a look at the cheque to remind myself of what this goal meant for me.
Have you ever made an effort to push yourself outside of your comfort zone in order achieve a personal goal? The reward can be amazing. It can be an exciting time and these are the things that will define you as a person, but it doesn’t come without sacrifice. My sacrifice was leaving a steady paying job to pursue music and I had to accept the fact that I would initially incur financial debt in order to focus entirely on my goal. Over the recent few months, I have found it more and more difficult to accept the state of my debt. The cheque drifted from its home on my monitor, but it never disappeared.
Last week I got a call saying that I had won Vancouver’s Shore 104.3 contest for submitting my song called “Walking Man”; the prize was $10,000! After I got off the phone with the radio I saw the cheque I wrote to myself a year ago sitting there happily on my desk. I felt that if this cheque could talk it would have said, “I told you so!” I still have a lot to learn but I figure the moral of my story is: hard work equals good luck and the harder you work the luckier you can be. I just wrote a cheque to myself for $100,000, a lofty goal that I’m confident I can achieve if I work hard enough.
The song “Walking Man” is a snapshot of my existence two years ago when I made the biggest change of my life and left a corporate sales job to focus entirely on music.
Thanks again to The Shore 104.3 for opening the doors for the success of my band!
PLEASE GO REQUEST “WALKING MAN” HERE! http://www.shore104.com/Requests.aspx
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Friday, November 2nd, 2012