That’s what my friend told me during a chat a few days ago. I was thrilled for him. An entire orchestra, full with a conductor, is going to be playing a spectacular classical music interpretation from The Beatles song book at the Royal Albert Hall. And my friend arranged it. The Royal Albert Hall! That IS big, dude! More about the event here.
I asked my friend, how he did it. He said it was a stroke of luck. He was in the right place at the right time. But I don’t believe in luck. I know exactly how he did it and I’m going to tell you how you can do it too.
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Many years back, when I was a teenager, I wanted a job doing something that was very rarely done in my country. I was stubborn. I decided I’m not going to do anything else. So I waited, and waited, until an opportunity presented itself. There it was, a job advertised, exactly what I was looking for. I was super excited… for a minute or two. Because then I realised, there was no way I can get this job! I wasn’t prepared for it. I didn’t study, didn’t do any training, had no experience and I was sure to fail the interview if I went. It was then when I learned a very valuable lesson.
A top Hollywood actor was once asked about his secret to making it big. He said: “I simply lasted more than the rest of aspiring actors”. Where everyone else was giving up, he didn’t quit. He kept going, no matter what, with complete persistence to make it. And he did!
Oprah Winfrey says: “luck is opportunity, meets preparation”. That was the lesson I learned in my teenage years when my perfect job at that time presented itself. There it was, a great opportunity, but I wasn’t prepared to grab it because I wasn’t prepared.
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My friend however played it right. We graduated together almost 6 years ago. And since then he never gave up on his music. I know he struggled and he jumped between different jobs to pay the bills. But his heart and soul were always in music. For the past six years he’s been preparing for the big break. And when it came, he was ready to snatch it. He says it is luck. I say it is opportunity meets preparation. And this, my friend, is how you can hit it big time, dude!
Until next time,
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