Don't quit your day job

310 – Don’t quit your day job

I’m all for huge, hairy, audacious dreams but I’m also for practicality. Quitting your day job to pursue music without setting yourself up for success first is a recipe for disaster. Like Benjamin Franklin said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

So if you’re thinking about quitting your day job to chase your dreams, give this session a listen first.

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4 replies
  1. brian
    brian says:

    Yeah, f*****g true…being through such mistake, but I want to say, the bigger the dream, the bigger the effort to reach it. It´s much worthed to go through it and spit blood instead of convincing you that “one day it will happen”… I am more practical about: Just F****g go for it, if not, a daily “gig” will appear, somehow.

  2. Marco Noto
    Marco Noto says:

    Thanks for the continuous advice and encouragement Nick. I’m 57 and preparing to transition from my 30 plus year career to an active gigging schedule when I retire in the next 3-5 years. I’ve upped my playing with multiple bands (at least 4-6 gigs a month), been working on improving my skills, learning about and using social media and making sure I stock up on the things I won’t be as able to afford when my monetary income goes down. It’s a drain on my available time outside work, but I want to be ready to roll when I put in my retirement paperwork. And, in keeping with your advice about not taking my time here on Earth for granted, I’m living more of the dream every day–right now.

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