Okay guys, I have to make a confession. It’s a bit difficult, because confessions generally indicate that you’ve done something wrong. Admitting that I’m wrong is certainly not something in which I’ve ever aspired to attain greatness . Yet, here we are. Tonight at work, I had a bit of downtime, and I had a chance to look through what I call my “Little Book of Greatness”. I’d started the book years ago, and “the book” is actually up to either notebook number 11 or 12 now. What goes inside, are all of the things that inspire me. Not just writing ideas, but actually inspire me to be great at anything I do in life. I like to take one of these books with me to work to read through whenever I have a little downtime. Tonight I opened it to about the middle, and this is what I found:
Gene Simmons (KISS): “The thing is, KISS has pretty good music. We don’t play stuff that’s all that technical, we play shit people can listen to. In the end, it’s all about the production quality of whatever you’re trying to sell. If we sell somebody a 60 dollar ticket, we make sure they get an 80 dollar show. People are going to remember if you try to pinch them for 60 bucks, and all you do is sit in the middle of a stage, strumming a guitar on a bar stool. For 60 dollars, they want you to blow their fucking socks off. They worked for that money. If you want it, you have to work for it too. If you want to be better than the other guy, you have to work harder than the other guy. It’s that simple.”
He’s right. He’s absolutely correct. So here it is folks. My confession: what you’ve been getting is about 6% Joe Smith, and about 94% easy writing. Has it worked for me? Not really. I have some absolutely fantastic followers, some are drive-by followers, but most of you kick ass. With that being the case, I feel like I owe it to all of you to make the necessary adjustments. Most of you guys have a few awards. Congrats! I know from not having any that you’ve earned them.
The thing is, I don’t want a few. From here on, my goal is to have them all. Every fucking one. My promise to you is that from now on, the doctor is in and you’ll be getting a full dose of Joe Smith.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to try to get a hold of Joe Hill for an interview.