It has been one year (the first week of October) since I chose to leave my stable and rewarding senior manager position at The Home Depot Canada‘s head office.
Summary: I spent 3 months creating / launching / executing a unique Christmas e-card website, spent 4 months creating a live entertainment concept for cinemas to leverage (it has been parked for now) — and lastly — spent time changing how I perform live — which allowed me to launch my Keynote Concerts business.
When I wasn’t working on those major undertakings, I spent time refreshing this website and recording a new album (which should be finished shortly).
The above summary is all fine and dandy, but there are 2 additional notes I want to share in this post:
1. The first anniversary somehow kicked my psychological butt. This week, I ended up spending more time directly trying to drum up business than I have in the last 2 months. Continuing at such an intensity will be my new “must” to knock my Keynote Concerts startup out of the proverbial park.
2. I might minimize the blogging here about my transition from retail management to music. Either I’ll get back to blogging about my music (and music biz) experiences in general, and/or I’ll begin to borrow posts from the blog I began recently at the other site. What I’m doing there and here is highly related. I’m interested to see how both worlds (pure artist vs. business-focused artist) shake out.
More unknowns are ahead. But I love it.