Building the Road to Success Chapter 4

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Hello there Tribe of good Intent, after having a very turbulent week I am here to continue sharing the chapters of my journey reminding everyone that my objective in doing so is that my story gives you some ideas of how you can achieve your goals in the future.

I would recommend that if you have not read the previous Chapters you do so first, you can use the following links.

On the last chapter I touched on important aspects that are part of a basic foundation if you want to build your professional life, but more importantly I addressed the need to grow your network, and how you always should be looking for opportunities to stand out, and believe me this small shift will help you be in the right place at the right hour to seize opportunity, all based in the things I previously spoke of on the last chapter, but moving on to chapter 4.

Continuing the story...


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The momentum I was able to create by playing in some many different places during my teenage years was so intense that the amount of people I got to meet was overwhelming but this only because of my decision to work hard and naturally many opportunities presented themselves.

I remember that the first big door that opened was the fact that I did not have to play in bars, parties or even covers anymore I had joined an original band as the lead guitarist and this completely changed my life.

Back then there were many TV shows that supported original music and we were invited to participate to one of the most important ones, that became the biggest leap forward of my career, basically my first TV show appearance happened when I was 14 years old and it was broadcasted to millions of people. It was as if a new world had been opened in front of me and it was when my network really grew, it also worth mentioning that is key to establish friendly relationships with every single person you are meeting in your life.

If I met so many people playing at night in the local bars, imagine what happens when you start to play in the TV shows. I got to befriend producers, TV presenters, operators, makeup artists, consultants, people of a business that was completely different from what I knew. Now I was dealing with professionals of a different caliber and it forces you to be better as a person, to keep up you will do whatever it takes because you are dealing with people of a different tribe, they expect from from you and not only from your talent, but also in your behavior, the way you speak, how you dress and other aspects you normally don’t think about.

I will give some examples of things that many don’t think about, but need to be considered once you enter the professional world of music.

  • You can’t dress anyway you want, like you used to when you played in bars
  • You can’t speak in the same manner on TV that you talk on a day to day
  • You can’t play with old strings, because you cannot risk breaking a string on stage while playing for millions of people.
  • You learn to be assertive when you communicate about your work. You cannot talk for an hour on a TV show about your work, you must learn to say everything in a minute or less.
  • You must focus on your appearance more, you are being filmed. You can’t show up on a TV show looking tired or unhealthy.
  • You must be careful with the things you say, everything comes back to you. I would recommend to only talk about work and never about religion, soccer, politics because that is feeding lions who will badmouth you.
  • Always take the opportunity to get the contact information of everyone you meet, because sometimes you will only get one chance to do so.

I think the list could be much longer and without a doubt in the chapters to come I will tell more of the story that will make you remember some of the things I’m writing about now.

I will say that is not too different now from what it was 10, 20 years ago. Today we have the internet that is a giant opportunity for networking. Literally the world has become an Island if you know how to seize the opportunity.

I’m basically referring that now all these things apply to the Internet where you will be seen by thousands of people and I would recommend that you would consider some of the things you should worry about that I mentioned before. Internet today can be the tool to open many doors and it can lead you to the professional life you always wanted.

Today in the world of TV and Radio opportunities are far in between for new talents, which is why the internet has become its replacement. I’ve been following along some interesting initiatives here on Steemit like the #openmic community led by @luzcypher .

I watch a lot of entries from different participants and I can see that many of them don’t help themselves or the judges. Why am I saying this? They don’t worry about the things I’m describing on this chapter at all.

I see people singing with instruments that are out of tune. People that don’t worry how they look, some of them look sleepy or simply they worry about this things. They think “Oh, it's just a contest on Steemit” they record sometimes with bad quality, but this can be lack of resources too of course. What would be the excuse for singing out of tune or having a dirty instrument? I see sometimes people playing instruments that look as if they just finished eating potatoes and then rubbed their hands on the instrument (that is part of having a good appearance).

What I am trying to say with all this is that it does not matter at what level you are in your professional life, you have to act as if you were already in the big leagues because believe in me.

Very little real opportunities will present themselves and when this happens you have to be ready for them, because it can be your big break or the end of a dream, because the industry is not kind to amateurs.

You have to think it through, if you are going to participate of something, expose your talent not because it’s not a contest with millions of people does it mean you can let go of all the things you need to always consider.

That reminds me of another rule you should know if you are ever to be financially independent.

“If you can’t administrate $100 dollars you will make the same mistakes when you have a million”

This is why it’s important to develop the right kind of habits, of people that inspire you. I am not talking about imitating, please understand I am talking about having a reference to follow and make it compatible with what you are trying to achieve. If you are following this things you can learn from their wisdom and make less mistakes, because they already made them for you.

In the next chapter I will share how I got into the TV and Radio and how I started the right kind of professional relationships that led me to getting a record deal.

Hope to see you in Chapter 5

Much Regards, success to you all

@chbartist

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I saw many people who are successful in their fields but don't have too much knowledge about their fields which hurt me sometimes. Because when you are in a profession which directly relate with the future of people like teaching you should clear your ideas and concept related to that which you are teaching.

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good story post thank for shearing

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ye thanks for 'shearing' that sheep for us all good one mate lol sorry could not resist =]

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Follow, and Thank you.....

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Trust me when i say that i can relate 100% to how you feel

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Thank You so....

Great read! I remember something I heard from a friend and life coach @foxniner: Your network is your net worth. It's true when it comes to business and professional life. When it comes to relationships, it also seems to be the case. Although your friends won't define you, the kind of person you are will attract 'compatible' friends.

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Thank you...

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Yes, its your network that tells your story to others.

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Nice one @ network is your net worth, true to a great extent. But most time one is challenged by the characters of people that may likely increase your net worth. Do we now turn blind eyes to some personality issues.

“If you can’t administrate $100 dollars you will make the same mistakes when you have a million”

That's an impressive statement, we should all starts from small and learning our mistakes to be the foundation to success in life. :)

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ye it is an impressive statement like if you dont give to charity with your pocket money you will never give when your a millionaire.

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Yeah, the little habits we live goes a long way in determining whether or not we truly see a bigger us.
@chbartist, thanks once again. I always look forward to reading your posts.

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Thank you...All the best!

Thank you for the story!

It is actual good manual how to lead a balanced life, not a type of "by celebrities for celebrities". Waiting for a next chapter!

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Thank you for waiting! Next Chapter is about recording labels industry.

I'll take these words to heart👇

Always take the opportunity to get the contact information of everyone you meet, because sometimes you will only get one chance to do so.

I anticipate chapter 5!

I never bored while i am reading your post. You know how to present a difficult subject in simple & interesting way. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this motivational article, it will help a lots of people to achieve their goal. Before we go to a successful road life we need to passed all the circumstances.Your story gives me more lessons.

I am so glad I stumbled upon your posts earlier today. You have an insight and a way of conveying your message that is inspiring. I cannot wait to see what you put out next. Thank you for sharing.

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Thank you...

Great article. Many people in life don't get to their destination due to given up quickly. In other for us to attain success, we must be ready to work and not allow any distractions. There are a lot of things that can distract us from attaining success as highlighted by you. Thanks for the write-up.

Your suggestions for an individual regarding life are precious and also very inspirational. You've really inspired me to be a better person.Thank you for sharing this kind of inspirational post! It can really guide me to conquer my challenges to be able to be successful in life.With your good writing, you are touching lives do not be distracted by negative comments.

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Thank you dann...

Thanks brother its really helpful.You gave very good advices.waiting for next chapter

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Thank you...Anne

I love to see and read and enjoy your post, very good your work.

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Thank you...

Nice story 😍😍😍 with a lot of information. 😊

Thanks for sharing with us

Remarkable! I really like to read every post you @chbartist. Thank you for posting high quality posts. Do not get bored and tired! Ready to look forward to the next great post. Success is always my friend. Regards @seha76

A true mentor always guide you in a right path, but every one is not so lucky to have a true guider.It would be really good to learn from your experience and know what mistakes did you make and what path you took to reach where you are today and what we should do.Along the way, we meet different kind of person with different outlook in life. Collect those good advises and throw those garbage ones.

Very inspiring and very awesome. I like this

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These have grown to be so helpful for all of us and today's quote really hits the nail on it's head about finance and ensuring you are in control of what happens in your bank account. Thank you for another great chapter @chbartist! Also, how many chapters are you planning to do?

success comes with hard work. My father used to say being successful is easy but maintaining that success is where it takes all the effort . we often get too distracted when we get fame. we started to get things for granted. this is what it makes it go down. your words tell that you have also seen alot. amazing post

Very wise words. Thanks for your advice, thanks for sharing them in each chapter. always looking forward, striving and with great desire to succeed.

Fascinating. Your advise always helps me in acheiving my goals. You are right that once you become a rich or some model or actor you cannot do ordinary things. Because not doing ordinary things will diffetentiate you from the common people. You have to be more focused on your appearance just for the sake of formality in front of millions of people. I can see tiring effort of you behind that story. You are really fighter and determined. Never giving up makes you to be in a situation like you are today.

What an inspiring life story and very good advise come from you. I have followed your last 3rd Building the Road to Success. I do agree with your point that we have to act and prepare our self as if we have already in the big leagues . thanks again @chbartist

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Thank you so....Nana

boss really amazing post.i am waiting for next chapter

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Thank you! All the best Friend!

I am looking for a way to be successful too hope this will help...thanks

This post is amazing, thank you for the good quality :)

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You are welcome! Thank you..

Very intektual and a great post with agreed motivation of life. Thanks!

This made me laugh hard haha "I see sometimes people playing instruments that look as if they just finished eating potatoes and then rubbed their hands on the instrument". I think it is true that it is important to always give a good representation of yourself, but I also think that you need to start somewhere and can learn on the way, improving with every step.

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We all give that we have it and it is very true in life we must be prepared for everything even for triumphs. Because sometimes you do not know how to take this and we end up hurting ourselves and others. Great reading

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Thank so...

Remarkable great story we should balanced our life and learned from mistakes that's the beauty of life & i will follow you in the future..

Nice post very interesting.

Hello, very but very motivating your words. Regards.

I am really new here and this is the first of your works i am reading and i gotta say i am inspired and i have learned alot, especially about learning from the mistakes of those you admire
Thank u so much

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Thank u friend!

Your picture and your writing have been much better, i like it.
Can you give me up vote please.

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Welcome....Done

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thank you so much brother.

It is important to benefit from the experiences of others who have suffered in life

Hey, thanks, I loved your post, I hope to see you more often here

Nice photos. they deserve an award. It is very nice. good good good good

Thanks for your good wishes.
You have to work the same for a public of ten people or a million, because you never know where the person is of the opportunity.
See you in the fifth

Hi all my friends..how are you all.we hope succes in steemit with written content verry interesting

waiting for your next chapter..

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You are very welcome @belleabuel

Your post is always inspirable! Great work buddy,

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Goes without saying dress as you want to be addressed.Thanks for your invaluable advice,i see much wisdom in them.

Very inspirational and inspiring message with lots of lessons to be learned. Yes I will always try to get contacts from those people I met and build my professional network. Thank you for such advice, I am really learning...

Very good post

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I really like your outlook on steem and everything that goes along with it. My Hope Is that everyone will take your words to Heart and actually post good, meaningful content, whether it be through music, words or whatever we may use to express ourselves. A lot of people on here are using it like Facebook or Instagram by posting nonesense. The way I see it, If that's your thing, then definitely go back to Facebook or Instagram and let the people with knowledge and wisdom, who are willing to take their time to create good posts, be the mass majority of our little community.

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very inspirational

Hi there, where can find actual footage of your music, I am very curious about your music.. Please let me know, So I can have a look !! Thanks man !!

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Out of curiosity i looked up his name... its easy to find on youtube... christopher bonella..

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Thank you for replying, strange he didnt point out himself :) i will have a look !! Cheers !!

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Inspiring story...success is a journey

Great article,it's your Good strength of writing which always inseparable . Thanks for sharing

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Keep the good works and never lose faith. Thanks for sharing with us

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Always take the opportunity to get the contact information of everyone you meet, because sometimes you will only get one chance to do so

This is right i usually meet some people then discuss business with them but some times they don't look so impressed but i try to share contacts and after a while these people call me for business
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Quite encouraging, life will always throw back what you throw at it. I enjoyed the read. can't for the next chapter. Many thanks.

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Because when you are in a profession that is directly related to the future of people,
Your network is a reality. It is true that you are a professional businessman ..

I've observed some people in their field with no respect whatsoever for their field. It's sad.

You are really knowledgable with music and you look like a video game music man 😁

success to u too nice post

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