A lot of young men ask “is there hope for me? I feel like a loser. I want success. I want what you have. How do I get it?“.
My inbox is flooded with these questions.
Here's the deal…
When I was a young man I wanted to be a professional musician.
I spent every waking moment playing guitar, writing songs and recording songs.
Then “life” got in the way.
I got a job(s), I went to university, I moved into an expensive apartment, I went into debt and what was once an obsession went away.
The dream never went away, the action went away.
I stopped recording songs, I stopped pursuing music.
But it never left my heart and I always knew I'd made a huge mistake.
I'm in a position now where I could make music 24/7 (below is my musical message to the young go-getters).
But listen boys, I'm 32. I wasted my prime creative years as a wage slave dummy.
Why didn't I pursue music?
I didn't listen to my gut. I didn't believe in myself and I gave up. Simple as that. Lesson learned.
But I found my way and I found my calling. Bold and Determined will never be given up. I don't care about music as a career, B&D is my life calling and motivation is my art. Everything worked out for me.
What about you, is there “hope” for you?
No. Hope is for dreamers.
If you want it you take it. Forget about hoping and wishing and dreaming.
Take action every damn day that you're alive and you'll get what you want.
What if you're old and already made big mistakes?
It's never too late to turn it all around. Never.
Let me tell you what I did years ago…
I sold my house. I sold my car. I sold all my furniture and what didn't sell I tossed into a garbage bin. I said goodbye to my dogs, my best pals, I moved to Asia and I lived in a $100 per month apartment.
I had a suitcase, a laptop and I had enough money to live for a year. In that year I didn't make a dime from Bold and Determined. Instead, I concentrated on building a rock-solid foundation for Bold and Determined. Now the foundation is there, but it took me a year to build.
For four years I lived like no one else would.
I didn't have a car for four years (still don't, don't need one), I lived in Asia for four years (still do), I didn't spend money on anything other than travel and work expenses for four years, I never spent more than $500 on rent for four years.
I didn't allow myself a single luxury for four years.
I lived like no one else would for four years, now I can live like no one else can.
Now I can buy anything I want. I can make up for lost time. There are no limits on my lifestyle anymore.
But I did my time doing the work.
So, friend, you may be old but it ain't over for you unless you call it quits.
You gotta work, you gotta sweat or you won't get far, and you gotta start immediately.
Not so long ago I published an article called How to Conquer the Fear of Success.
I put the words to music and made a rock tune out of it.
The tune should answer your questions for you.
Until next time.
PS – Just in case you're interested in the “behind the scenes” here is the song without words. Just music. All instruments performed by Victor Pride.
Note: This version is louder than the other version, turn down your speakers a little bit before you hit play.
PPS – Bold and Determined tees available at BADWEAR.com.