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Years ago I did something crazy. I quit my good day job cold turkey to pursue my career as an Entertainer full time.

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Though I had already been a professional musician since the age of about 11, one thing that haunted me was the notion that "Being a Musician is hard". This statement echoed around me every day from everyone - even though mostly everyone who knew me believed in me.

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It was just some societal caveat that I got really used to hearing.

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If I'm being fully honest with myself, I hadn't pursued it full time without letting failure being an option. But one day when I felt both my feet touching rock bottom, I put my two weeks in with almost no back up plan (besides a few freelance lessons, and a handful of regular local gigs). I felt it was time to climb my way out of the hole I finally realized I was in.

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With a clear starting goal in mind: "I will be career music entertainer sustaining myself fully with my talents - and matching my salary from my day job", I set off. I was able to amass a schedule of 300+ shows annually and earn a comfortable living. This living would eventually surpass my previous salary at the big company I used to work for.

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The key was knowing where to start. Oddly, it's at the end. And working backwards. And anything is doable this way. ANYTHING you want can be reverse-engineered to make it doable.

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Here's what I did: start with your big goal and make it specific. Set a number. Figure out 3 financial points: What you NEED, What you WANT, and What you'd almost feel guilty asking for.

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Begin working on what you need, and break it down into monthly, weekly & daily $. Figure out what you'd need to do with your talents to achieve that (may vary depending on what you're good at!)

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Work toward that and before long, you'll level up to figuring out what you WANT to live bigger.

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It'll be messy at first. It'll be tiring. But you'll streamline eventually and learn how to build & keep momentum to get over those humps!

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Go do anything.

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Rich Genoval Aveo

PO Box 304

Cliffwood, NJ 07721

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richaveomusic@gmail.com

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