Tough times bring ingenuity
Times are tough now for most people and especially musicians. We essentially have two choices. We can sit at home worrying about our future, or we can seek new opportunity.
Time is something we suddenly have a lot more of now. If we use it wisely, we can plant the seeds for a better life during and after COVID-19. My book Gifted, 6 Steps For A Fulfilling Life can show you how to do this.
In 2011, I wrote the first edition of this book, Gifted – 6 Powerful Steps to Live the Most Incredible Life You Can Imagine. Since 2010, these 6 steps helped me create a successful career in music regardless of the economic climate or where I have lived.
Of course I would be lying if I said that COVID-19 didn’t seriously impact my music business and my life. It did. Before the pandemic, my business was soaring only 3 short years after relocating to Japan from Hawaii. Things were going great! Then….BAM!
Since March of this year, however, I have witnessed the extraordinary ingenuity and resourcefulness of my fellow musicians in Japan, Hawaii and around the World.
They have learned how to grow their music careers in new creative ways. I also adapted to the changing times by diversifying my business and creating a stronger presence online.
The new successes I witnessed in others and experienced personally, inspired me to release a second edition of Gifted. By the way, the second edition of Gifted is only available here at the Von Baron Store.
In this second edition release of Gifted, I decided to change the subtitle to “6 Steps For A Fulfilling Life.” After all, happiness and fulfillment are what we REALLY seek in life. This book is not about getting rich and I am not a millionaire. I do however, always have enough money and enjoy doing what fulfills me almost every day of my life!
I believe seeking opportunity is what really separates the people who want to create an enjoyable, fulfilling life from those who actually do it. It’s like putting a puzzle together. If we keep seeking opportunity instead of giving up, the pieces will eventually fit. There is always another opportunity out there to help you do more of what you really want to do with your life.
COVID-19 has given us a fresh opportunity to hit the reset button of our lives and pursue our passions. To do this and create an enjoyable life, I believe you need passion, persistence, focus and direction. When you have these 4 things on your life journey, giving up will NEVER be an outcome.
My e-book will teach you how to cultivate that passion, persistence, focus and direction. It will help you put the puzzle pieces of your life together more easily. This edition also dives deeper into how to define and create your fulfilling life.
I wrote Gifted for you because I believe deeply that you are meant to ENJOY life and make a difference in the World. Whether or not you are a musician, please take this opportunity and download my book. I really think you will be amazed at what you can create with your life.
To get a taste of what I’ve been talking about, please read Chapter 2 below. In Chapter 2 I share about the heartbeat of your happiness, your gifts. Thanks so much for your time and interest in Gifted. Please be safe out there! –Von