Why we take any gig that comes our way

Just take this moment with me:

Even if you’re really busy today, just breathe and relax for a moment…

Imagine with me a world in which we are living our dream lifestyles.

The house, the land, the car, the traveling, the instrument, the concert venues, the gifts and letters we receive from fans…

Nice, huh?

Imagine that you don’t have to worry about paying the bills.

You have become so efficient at booking gigs that pay well that you don’t have to worry about your mortgage payments, sending your kids to private school, or buying first-class tickets to get to Europe. 

In that life, imagine your car overheating, and steam pours out from the hood.

How will you react?

You see yourself calmly checking the rearview and side mirrors, putting your warning lights on, and gently sliding onto the shoulder.

You let everyone in the car know everything will be alright, you’re just going to check to see what’s happened, and you look at all the lights on your dashboard, and pop the hood. You check to see if it’s safe to get out of the car and when it is, you go to the hood, find the latch and lift it. You pull up the support arm and place it in its hole and look at the engine steaming away.

Calmly getting back in the car, you call your insurance company’s breakdown service and tell them what’s going on. They send someone immediately (and you don’t even think about the cost), and by the time you get home, there is a replacement car in your driveway already.

Wasn’t that fun? Dreaming for a bit?

But let me ask you this:

Is that how you would react right now if your car overheats later today?


Why not?

But when you build a profitable performing career and choose how many well-paid gigs you do, you CAN live like that! It just happened to me, recently.

Here’s the thing:

I would have reacted the same way before I made my lifestyle course corrections.

Do you know why?

Because I recognized that although I can’t choose my circumstances, I can choose how I react to them.

If you’re feeling down, lethargic, lacking in energy, excitement and motivation to book gigs, then look at how you are choosing to react to your circumstances.

Are you blaming everyone else, or something else, or even yourself?

Or are you choosing to replace those thoughts with something more productive, more useful, more… beneficial?

If you’re ready to pursue your dream lifestyle as a live classical music performer, let’s talk and see if I can help you get there. Let’s see if it’s time for you to take ownership of your performing career by choosing how you react to each circumstance that comes your way.

Give us a call at the Concert University and let’s see if we can help you.

Now, choose to make the world a better place today,