Hey, everyone, skinnyk here! The production team is running on all cylinders these days, doing our best to put together one excellent show for all of you. If you haven’t noticed yet, we have been all over Facebook giving updates on the production, promoting the Indigogo campaign, and giving thanks to those of you who have been generous enough to pledge your support. While spending a significant amount of time on the old “book-Face,” I happened across a great post written by Dan Waldschmidt titled, You Have to do the Hard Things. In the post, Waldschmidt writes about things you need to be willing to do to find success in the pursuit of living your dreams.
Here are a couple points that got me thinking:
· You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
· You have to try and fail and try again.
· You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.
The whole list is really great, and I highly suggest you look it up. In the meantime, let me take this opportunity to share with you why the three points above felt relevant, especially as we have been working on RINGER$.
First of all, I’m kind of done with the whole playing it safe thing. Truth be told, I’ve invested a lot of time, effort, and money in moving my career forward the last few years. Heck, I don’t even have a bed; I sleep on my couch or a blow-up mattress in my two-bedroom apartment because I need one room for my lovely daughters and another for my music studio. The safe route would have been to be happy with my paying gig and buy nice furnishings for my apartment and forget all those dreams of making it in the entertainment industry. FORGET THAT! While in many ways, living that life would be “easier,” it would also be a lie. I am an artist, it’s who I am, and to deny that would be wrong. Am I always confident that pursuing my dreams is the correct course of action? No, but I gotta try!
Failures have been, and continue to be the best learning opportunities in my life. I’m not one to dwell on mistakes; instead, I like to reflect on them and squeeze as much information out of them as possible. This strategy has served me well and has helped prepare me for the projects I take on. I’m sure there are a few mistakes to be made while working on RINGER$, but bring ‘em on!
OK, the last point might be a little unhealthy for me in particular. I always feel like I need to be moving forward in pursuit of my dreams. So much so, that when I get even the slightest sense that life is stagnating, I kind of freak out. But, you know what, you gotta keep at it. We have to keep up with pursuing the dream. No matter how tough it may seem or how improbable our success may be, we gotta do it because it’s who we are and it’s our dreams we’re talkin’ about here!
RINGER$ followers, this is the climate and the passion that runs through the production team. We all love entertaining and our dream is to share our passion with you to make your life just a little bit brighter, or to make you think, or to help you deal with hardships in life. RINGER$ is a humorous look at what it’s like to live a life where your dream is out there and you would do anything to reach it. It’s also about the people you meet along the way and how they make the journey memorable. We, Rebecca, Cornelius, and I are living this life and we want to share it with you. Stay tuned, there’s much more to come!