|As you may (or may not) know about me, playing music is one of the things I love and am passionate about. |
But did you know…it caused me a LOT of pain and guilt when I was younger and also left me very confused about who I was?..
I used to believe that to be a successful credible musician, I had to focus only on creating and performing music, be true to my art and leave the stuffy business, corporate world behind.
Problem was..I didn’t make a lot of money from my music alone.
I also got a lot of pressure from my family who saw it as a dead-end profession with no security unless you made it really big (pressure!).
So, I went down the corporate route, specialising in sales & marketing, and although my financial situation and professional status improved dramatically – The more focused and successful I was in my job, my soul felt…”sick”.
Like a big emptiness was in my heart… I felt guilty – it was as if I had literally abandoned someone (or something) I loved.
I thought that to be successful at Music or Business, I had to give up one of them, to concentrate on being the best at the other.
I spent many years feeling guilty, confused and sad about this – before I (finally) worked out that I was the sum total of both; and that combining their best elements… would lead me to become the ‘best version’ of who I wanted to be – and also who I was meant to be.
So, my message to you…is to enjoy your journey wherever you are in your life.
Take the highs and the lows, the bitter and the sweet with equal gratitude.
Even negative feelings like pain, guilt and regret can help us to find and discover the right path by showing us things we need to learn about life and also things we need to learn about ourselves…things no one can teach us, and only time can reveal.
Be willing, grateful and open to evolving, to learn, to make mistakes…and to embrace change….especially when change is needed.
The ‘best version of you’ and the life of your dreams might be the result of a ‘combination‘ of things you have yet to discover about yourself…and are yet to come.
If you’re looking for help, guidance and support to make those changes happen in your life by starting and growing a business online, get that support here from me and others like me who believe in progress and positivity.
Keep the love (and your faith) strong💪
Born in the Philippines, Mark moved to the UK with his family as a teenager. Mark is presently working in a senior corporate online sales and business development role in London while building his business as an online entrepreneur and marketer. He’s written a book on online marketing published on Amazon, produced several music albums released on iTunes and helps people make a start in transforming their passions in life into an online business.