I’ve become to realise the value of giving. This is not a new concept in the music business anymore, but it is very much a shift from how things used to be. I believe if you concentrate on giving something to people, rather than trying to figure out how to make people pay for music, great things will happen. The great things does not necessarily happen over night, but it’s like planting an apple tree, in time it will produce fruit.
And the same goes with my work, of course I expect to get paid when I perform live, but from time to time it is good to do things just because you want to. And remember, money is not always the best way to get paid, sometimes helping others will lead them helping you in return when you need it.
Ask your self what you can give, before you start to expect things. I believe every one of our actions set up in motion something and this in return will come back to us at later date. And sometimes it might not, but that’s OK as well. Even the good feeling you get from giving something will have a positive effect on you 🙂
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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