Don’t get a job with benefits
Last Friday night the group attending Kent Julian’s Speak It Forward Bootcamp was gathered in his living room.
Participant Chad Jeffers shared an amazing short set on the dobro and then some of his personal story. Chad said years ago his dad, who is also in the music industry, told him: “If you want to make this music thing work, never get a job with benefits.”
Wow – how many of you had a dad who told you that? More common is a dad who begged you to forget about that “music thing” and to get a job with benefits. Today Chad is a writer, speaker and performer whose reputation has repeatedly opened doors with people like Kenny Loggins, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. In fact, he has never auditioned for a position – rather he has been told over and over again, “______ says, YOU’RE THE GUY!
Legend has it that when Cortes landed in Mexico in the 1500s, he ordered his men to burn the ships that had brought them there to remove the possibility of doing anything other than going forward into the unknown. There’s something to be said about not having a safety net.
How committed are you to the success of your dream?