I’ve been thinking a lot about what I really want out of my career. Like, what is it that I really want,what I’m trying to aim for and where I’m going.
Because the truth is, now I want even more than what I have now. That is probably extremely selfish of me because some people won’t make it at all or won’t come close to what they want out of their career. But hey, I think it’s extremely selfish when people have kids and they call them “minnie me”. Because they are just people, not you.
I really want to push my limits to see what I can do with my career in music. How I can help my fellow musicians, producers, event managers because at the end of the day, it takes a team to make everything happen.
If you follow my blog, you know I’ve worked really hard to get to where I am. I will be the first to say, I am really ready to take the next step in my career. Have more responsibilities and to be in charge of more decisions.
We all have to go somewhere…
I remember when I was kid, we didn’t have iTunes or Amazon.
Nope we had CDs and tapes.
And if you missed anything via TV show, you missed it, unless you recorded on your video tape player.
Way back when, when my mom was growing up, they didn’t have anything. Really, it was just the radio.
So this may come off a little preachy, but this post needs to be done.
I’m so sick and tired of my generation not wanting to work for things. Sure times have changed, technology has too, but for the love of god, give a little effort will ya?
I’m working so hard for my career, and people realize it. But I’ve gotten the response before, they don’t want to hire me because “of my generation”.
My Point:Do you honestly think you are going to be the next Kim Kardashian by sitting on your ass and eating Cheetos. Hell no. If you want to be the next Beyonce, you need to get up and do something about it.
I was told in college, that the working world would be tough. That the best years of your life would be in high school and college? My question is why? I had an amazing time in Australia when I studied abroad, but seriously, I had no money to do anything. I felt like I had paper after paper to write. When I graduated I panicked. I had no idea what the hell I wanted to do.
Thanks to my awesome professor, who lead me to one of my first mentors, I landed my third internship working at Summerfest. The place that changed my mind about work and what work meant to me.
Since I graduated, I’ve met a lot of amazing people, been to some pretty awesome places, and experienced some of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced. So yes, I’ve been having fun, listening/ working to/with some pretty awesome music and trying to make a living.
My point: I’ve come really far in my life and I’m sure you have as well. Make sure you take a step back and remember when life sucks, it’s going to get better.
The one thing I always say in my interviews, “you’re not just applying to a place to make money, it’s a lifestyle, it’s the life you want to live and that’s why I want to work for (your company). I want my life to be about (this company).”… OK I say something along the lines of that, it’s not necessarily word for word, but when I say it I mean.
But how far do you have to go to get to what you want and how much do you have to sacrifice along the way? Long story short, I am missing a very important family event because I can’t get off of work. Needless to say, my mom was very upset with me. And I don’t blame her, because I want my life eventually to be work to live and not live to work.
My point: hopefully you’ll choose the places you work for because you want to work there. If you’re not happy, you probably need to get out.
I hate it when people say to me ” Oh my God, you worked with this such and such bad, I’m so jealous of your life…”. Yeah, there’s perks to working in the entertainment industry, but in reality, you have to fight for it everyday because everyone wants to do it. You have to wake up every morning wanting it, because if you don’t, there’s jo shmo walking in taking the next gig.
My point is, if I continue this route in my life, I will not have a normal life. I will be working hours around the clock on top of the fact that it won’t be “just a job”, it will be my life.So think about that before you say ” Oh my God I’m jealous” to me.