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Every Artist Needs Some GJG (Go Just Go)

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Every Artist Needs Some GJG! (Go Just Go)

Submitted by Peter Åstedt

I was recently on a course learning that making errors is a way to make things right. It’s better to do something than do nothing at all. Do things and then when you make small errors that you correct along the way is a good thing. The opposite is to just plan and, in the end, never get anything done.


I had an artist like that once. We sat in endless meetings painting up what they should do to reach their goals. When the next meeting came, they still had questions around what we covered in the first meeting. It went on for almost six months. In the people around me thought I was crazy.

Like when a friend invited me to NYC with just a free ticket to his conference. I canceled my birthday party. I paid both Hotel for myself and my friend and the airfare for me to go there. It could have been easy to just say no because we didn't have the money in the company back then. I solved the problem by taking the money from my private savings. Still, I did it! I knew I had to live on cheap pizza slices in NYC and my budget was so tight. Still I wanted the opportunity and by just showing up half the game was on.

There on the ground in NYC my friend called me. He had a slot open on one of the panels on the conference and asked if I wanted to join. I don't know if he did it because he felt sorry for me, and publishing companies. He also runs several showcase festivals. He has worked with the Top Ten most streamed songs and had music on both the Olympics and Superbowl.

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