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Old July 5, 2024, 04:23 AM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is online now
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Default My two brains at war with each other!

Hi Gordon,

Here's something "triggered" by your post... Could be relevant!

As you know, I was a band manager (I'm no longer a band manager - that's another story)!

Why do bands need managers? (And many other artists... actors, comedians, etc.)

Often the "creative" people are not so good at business!

I'm in a weird position, in that (for myself) I try to do both...

But I'm realizing (it's taken me a while)... When I'm in the "management" state of mind, I'm not that good at the creative stuff. And when I'm in the "creative" state of mind, I'm not that good at the management stuff...

It's like these are two different parts of my brain. And when one is "dominant" - the other one suffers!

So... What I'm trying to do now is to do the different types of activities during different parts of the day.

The "management / strategy" part during one part of the day... The "creative" part during another part of the day... And to try to keep these two things as separate as possible...

I think it will work better than letting the two mash together...!

Ben's money tables is a very left-brained endeavor... And his computer science background, likewise...

Astrology of course is very right-brained...

So I can see a little of what I'm talking about in that example...

Best wishes,


Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
Reminds me of Ben Suarez' garage full of books with money tables in them, a product he loved and was proud of...but didn't sell a single copy, so along comes who? Gary Halbert. And sez, "Sell Astrology Ben."

Ben HATED the idea, initially refused, but desperation set in, and he gave it a try, next thing he knew, his stars aligned and he never looked back (at least not until he went to prison, had that in common with Gary too).

Now I am an MGM logo guy; "ars gratia artis" (art for art's sake)...and if one is an artist, and still wants to make money, he should consider a profitable side hustle. And maybe loving an above poverty lifestyle is love enough to keep one going.

I believe the mistake is made, about 98% of the time, with the initial choice to do something to make money. Or choosing what you love to do and commercializing that...not a great idea for most of us.

My broken record is ASSESSMENT, goal, view from rooftop, begin and adjust when the dogs in the street are getting ready to bite you in the ****.

Now it is possible for some to really do what they love, but I agree with Dien, not the best start up advice for anyone serious about making some moolah, especially with any speed at all.

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