Joe Walsh & Three Years
I was working as a receptionist at a funky little day spa. One of our most fabulous clients was a little sparkly 50 something with a punky style hair cut named Connie. Connie was ALIVE with life!
One day she asked me...
"What the heck are you doing in here girl?"
What? I replied
"What the heck are you doing in here? I know you've got bigger fish to fry"
From that conversation started an entire whirlwind talk about musical dreams. Turns out? She was dear friends with Joe Walsh. Yep, that Joe Walsh, of THE EAGLES. Now if that isn't a prime example of manifesting a conversation, then I don't know what is!
Long story short, she arranged a meeting.
Only... not so divine.
He was kind and thoughtful during our meeting, but quick and to the point.
"Three Years" he said to me.
"What? Excuse me"
THREE YEARS. That's what you need to set aside here to get your plan of action and find your sound. And when those three years are up? You'll need another THREE years to get the ball really rolling. You've got a good sound kid, but trust me. THREE years.
My heart felt like someone just pole vaulted off the center of it, THREE YEARS? I didn't have THREE YEARS! Three years might as well be 20. I was ready NOW! I was unstoppable, I was fearless and most importantly? I was completely clueless.
As the horror of those three little words rang within my ears, I felt resolve start to spin within my spirit. Partly out of stubbornness and partly out of pure disdain. Instead of letting that whole THREE YEARS talk dissuade me? I actually used it to fuel me. I was convinced that I could prove him wrong and that I could make it all happen in ONE. One year to success!! I got extremely busy at planning and contemplating and creating musical actions.
Almost 2.5 years to the day? I opened up for one of my all time favorite headliners at The Paramount Theatre to 2000 people.
Turns out he was really right on the money with that timeline. (Ok so I did beat him by 6 months so that totally counts!) Those 2.5 years flew by like nothing, because I was knee deep in the passion of creating my musical journey.
As you continue to work toward your success, remember to daily, weekly, monthly KEEP those wheels TURNING no matter what the calendar may say. The amount of time it takes to get there is irrelevant, if the passion to be there is already living and ALIVE in your heart.
Four steps to ultimate success...
1. PASSION FOR YOUR CRAFT
2. COMMITMENT TO THE PROCESS
3. COURAGE TO IGNORE THE OUTSIDE NOISE AND NAYSAYERS
4. TENACITY TO NEVER GIVE UP
What do you want to achieve this week?
How will you get there?
WHO will you prove wrong? Let's WORK! BE A FORCE Birdee
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