If you want to live a creative, independent life, and if you want to achieve your impossible dream, you’ve got to take it personally. You’ve got to make it TOP priority in your life. Screw self-doubt, and the negative proselytizing of others. Work every single day to improve, and get “crazy great” at what you do, whether it’s sing, write or run your own business. Educate yourself. Do the research. Raise your awareness to a level where you can clearly see the “deep truth” of how the world is changing today, and use the tools and technology to your advantage (and the advantage of others too). Then find that place inside yourself where nothing is impossible and steer the ship from that POV. Not like new age voodoo, more like intelligent foresight.
“Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn’t. Because being an artist (or entrepreneur) is not something you chose to be, it is something you already are.” —Billy Joel