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Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 24th 2010, 01:43 AM

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So I've been thinking a lot, mainly about my future and a career, I'm always told to do what im good at, and oddly enough no matter how much i hate it i am good at business, i hate business, its extremely boring and just isnt me,
But i am extremely good at it, And i just hate how much im good at it,
but what i want to really do im not really great at yet, i want to pursue a career in music, like performing in a band or on a solo career,

So im just wondering if anyone has had this happen to them.
   
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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 24th 2010, 04:37 PM

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So I've been thinking a lot, mainly about my future and a career, I'm always told to do what im good at, and oddly enough no matter how much i hate it i am good at business, i hate business, its extremely boring and just isnt me,
But i am extremely good at it, And i just hate how much im good at it,
but what i want to really do im not really great at yet, i want to pursue a career in music, like performing in a band or on a solo career,

So im just wondering if anyone has had this happen to them.
If your successful in business you will have more time to play your guitar...

if you just play your guitar you will probaly be so poor. and you wont be able to start a business....
   
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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 24th 2010, 08:00 PM

But I hate the life of a businessman, Why would I go into it as a career if I hate it?
I was saying above that i hate business, Id rather play in a band or a solo musician, it would be exciting, and i wouldnt hate myself for following what i hate,
   
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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 24th 2010, 09:37 PM

You actually can be successful in the music world. Why not consider recording yourself playing the guitar and other things? That's how some famous people got to be famous. I really think you should do WHAT YOU LIKE.
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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 24th 2010, 10:51 PM

It's nice to follow what you love, but I think there also should be a point where you are realistic. A lot of people try to breakout in the music world and they are all competing for a very small spot.

One philosophy I heard from an Asian parent to one of their kids was that they could have one year to make it as a writer (of anything) and if they failed, they should go to law school. The kid couldn't get hired so she went to law school and now works in immigration. Maybe follow a similar approach. Do one year trying to make it and if you feel like you truly have a chance after the year, then continue. If not, then go to college and keep music as a hobby.
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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 27th 2010, 08:43 PM

You know, I was told for a long time I would be a perfect lawyer. And I would be a good lawyer - I have all the right qualities. But it's not me. Then I was told I should major in communications, because I'm good at public speaking. Yes, I'm good at it - but I also have terrible stage fright and feel like throwing up when I have to give a speech. So that's also not me. And then I was told I should be an English major. Now, I love writing, and I'm great at it. But as a career? Not me. On the side maybe, but I never wanted it as a true career.

Now I'm majoring in computer science, and it's right for me. I'm being realistic by choosing it, because I will be able to support myself with a programming job. But I'm still following what I love.

You always have to play to your strengths in life, but that doesn't mean you have to devote your life to it. I mentioned my skill in writing earlier - but I found a way to use that to my advantage in computer science. If you're good at business, why not find a way to incorporate it into something you love? For example, you mentioned a solo career in music - don't you think you would need business skills to be completely successful there? You can't always trust other people to manage it for you. That way your talent wouldn't be lost, but you wouldn't have to hate yourself.

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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 27th 2010, 09:09 PM

I understand what you mean. What i would do is, keep practising your music but also study for business. That way after that, you have your business qualification to fall back on, if your music career doesn't turn out the way you planned. This is what a lot of sports and music stars do just in case. You don't want to spend years working on your music and then have it fail (not saying you will) and then have no potential for earning a decent living. It's kinda like making the most of both. And to be honest even if you do end up working in business you'll still have some spare time to practice and improve, it just takes dedication!

Also i'm sure, like all industries having some business knowledge would be very helpful, especially when starting out within them
   
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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 28th 2010, 01:12 AM

totally understand what you mean. my parents & school want me to pursue something 'academic' like English or law. for the longest time i was thinking about that but i've come to the decision that i actually want to pursue drama and go in to production or acting. i think you have to do what you love in life. theres no point working your arse off in a profession that bores you. business would be a 'safer' option but if you have your heart set on music then go for it.


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Re: Hating what your good at and following what you love, - July 28th 2010, 09:57 PM

Ummm if u have great business skills you can easily become a successful musican.

Ever heard of... N'Sync? Backstreetboys?

They are created by a business man that scam the boy bands. He is very smart. and he promoted them, created the corporate connections.... managed the bands and hired song writers and everything. I wouldnt consider it scamming Thats what some people called it. But the boybands signed a contact that states that he would keep like 95 percent of the profits lol.

Most actors and musicans would have never been successful without great business skills... Such as Networking, managing, promoting, targeting groups, budgeting.... ect....


Do you really have great business skills? In business the score card is mostly based on profit? How profitable was your business? Or maybe our over exaggerating ur business skills.


The guy's name is Lou Pearlman. he is a scammer... but he was successful at creating legitamate bands. he made like 10 of them in less than 10 years Nsynch and backstreetboys have geenrted about a quarter of a billion albums sold!
   
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