Who Surrounds You?

One thing I am starting to learn or maybe I should say reinforce in my second go round with music is you have to surround yourself with people who inspire you.

When I was up to my eyeballs in the business world my inspiration or more accurately my drive was my family and the desire to make sure that I was taking care of them.  It was very material.

My family certainly gives me artistic inspiration but back then I was the one who was shutting off the artistic stuff because I didn’t want to get side tracked.

But now I look for inspiration.

You have got to have people around you who are upbeat, honest and pushing you to make yourself better.

I guess it goes back to the quote I referenced in my previous post.  It was the quote from Michael Dell about what to do if you’re the smartest person in the room.

Associate with people whose opinion you respect and make sure the reason you respect their opinion is because they can do and have done.  This tells you who they are.General_Custers_Last_Stand

Most people I admire have two traits.  They are very skilled at what they do.  They have achieved this skill not only by their talent but also through hard work.  And they are honest in what they do.

This inspires me to continue to improve my talents and to be honest with myself and with my talents.

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