Old Pawn Shop Guitar

When I was 15 picked up an old pawn shop guitar that was in the closet.

It was water damaged, had rusty old strings and came with a book that looked like it was printed at Office Depot: “The Easiest Guitar Book in the World.”

I was a pretty depressed teenager (but not unmotivated!) and spent most of my time hiding out in my room listening to music..

.. and started strumming this stupid box with strings on it.

I TOTALLY SUCKED AT PLAYING GUITAR 😅

It *pissed me off*!

I hated that I couldn’t play this cheap guitar in a way that sounded anything like music… and actually..

The challenge was addicting 🙃 It was… fun!

I quickly realized what I really wanted was to WRITE SONGS – I wanted to CONNECT with people.

Huh? That’s weird – I wanted to connect… but I was hiding out alone in my room all the time? Didn’t make sense.

But then I started playing gigs. First gig I played was after school for a bunch of theater kids.

They had an open mic and I ambled onto the stage, all hunched over, super skinny, pimples and played some song.

I don’t remember what the song was called, I wrote it that week and forgot it the next week.

Just as I’m about to scurry off back home this cute girl comes up to me.

I still have all that nervous energy in my blood from being on stage for the first time.

“I liked your song,” she says. And I mumble “Thanks,” completely embarrassed and like a dummy I leave without saying anything else to this totally foxy girl. Lol.

Now that I’m older I see this pattern all the time. Over and over. Especially with creative entrepreneurs.

I’m looking at you artists: Music producers, musicians, creative people of all stripes.

You *say* you want one thing… But when an opportunity arises – Shoot the other way like a backwards-charged magnet. 😅

Funny thing is, chances are… Whatever it is you want, you’re probably already 80% of the way there.

It just takes a little strategic action to get the results you’re looking for.

And if you don’t do anything, you’ll probably be the same place you were a year ago. Or five years ago. 😑

So here’s the thing:

I’m looking to work with 5 music producers who want to bring in their first 2-3 (or more) high-paying clients in the next 90 days.

I have no idea if I can help you, but I might be able to –

So if you want to see if we can, just shoot me a message with the word “GUITAR” and I’ll get back to you with a couple questions to see if I can help you achieve your goals faster.

Rock on 🔥 🎸

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