So You Want to Raise Some Money

As a musician I get a kick out of those who approach me and say, “I wish I could play and sing like you.” Invariably I respond with a simple answer. “Start, take lessons, look up how to play on YouTube for free, it’s all there for the taking.” There is some natural gifting required to truly master a skill, but like anything else in life it simply takes a lot of practice and hard work. But people often respond with an excuse: there’s no time, no natural talent, etc. I don’t buy it. There is usually a lack of either desire or humility to start from a place of beginnings. Everyone wants to be a pro without working at it.

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