Everybody will tell you that to be successful, you find a need and fill it. So, yeah. I did that. Of all things, in the music business. How I found that need was because it was my own.
Pure frustration at the lack of organization or a common basis for documentation and communication within a mature industry was anathema to me. I came up with a simple, technology based method to improve both those and, possibly, save an industry. Big thoughts these were, but I had them nonetheless.
What everybody doesn’t tell you is that just because a need is defined and the method to fill it is offered, does not in any way mean others will use it immediately.
So, the long view comes into play. The long view takes patience and faith.
The long view is not easy.
I can think of others with a long view. Churchill during WWII comes to mind. He saw war coming ten years before anybody else. Everybody thought he was a “sky is falling” doomsday preacher.
Hitler himself didn’t have the confidence to meet with Churchhill in those early years before Hitler’s war machine went on the march. Hitler knew he couldn’t fool Churchill, and Churchill was nobody’s fool.
When other leadership favorites failed, the masses in England turned to the man who’d been saying it all along and voted Churchhill into power. And he saved a nation.
I look to people with the long view when I need inspiration on my fearsome journey.
If you want to see what this fearsome journey of mine is, go HERE.
And if you want to understand that fearsome journey and why the long view is needed, go HERE.