My advice: Hone your craft, know what you can and can't do; focus on your strengths and not your flaws. Also, everybody doesn't make millions being creative, so if your only motivation for creating is to make millions forget it! You can make a living doing it but you've got to love the craft more than the money--period! In the creative industry so many things are beyond our control. We all have bought the book, read the story, considered the advice of the guru,
and heard the vocalist in the business that made it big. We ask ourselves, "How did they get a deal?" Don't worry about that, when God drops you a gold nugget, be thankful. Once I was asked to sing one song for a luncheon in Washington, DC. At the time, I lived in Dallas--the client flew me to the city, paid for my accommodations, meal and any other expenses. In addition to all of that, I got a check for $650.00 for one song. For me that was big, but I have also been paid far less and was just as happy. Those of us who create are the super sensitives of the world; our hearts are open to whatever God wants to implant in it and share with the world. If you need to, get a job to pay the bills but don't stop creating. Creating for you is the way you live, move and have your being--don't give that up! There will be detours, distractions and discouragements--don't give up keep living, keep inspiring. This is Tuesday talk.
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