We've all heard this statement before, but what does it mean in terms of the arts?
I was recently inspired by Seth Godin's post about this very topic which you can find here.
Seth makes a great point about investing in scary innovations because that's what changes the game.
You all have amazing ideas in you, but they're scary. They cost money. If they fail, it will look really bad and you might look like a failure...
I am who I am today because I have fallen on my face a bunch of times and last I checked, I'm still doing pretty good. I try all sorts of things and plenty of them scare me and plenty of them have lost money, but if I stopped because of that, I wouldn't be writing this blog, because I would have quit the business and you all wouldn't be reading this glorious run-on sentence from an English Teacher. Ironic right?
But seriously, what is so bad about trying a new big idea?
Taking a risk?
Asking someone that you don't know to meet with you?
Today is another call to action and I hope that some people will hear it.
We need innovators.
We need risk takers.
Go out today and make some Lemonade!
In the next few months, I will start three new businesses with the team I've assembled, and every one of them is bold and filled with risk.
There I said it to all of you. Now you can clock it and watch over the next few months what makes it and what doesn't.
Make statement like that. Tell me you're going to do something.
Heck, tell the industry you're going to do something.
You can always go home.
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