THE BIZ (Read time 0:57)
Just finished reading Peter Gubers book “Tell To Win” for the second time. It’s that good. Reminded me why I love the entertainment biz so much, probably because I’ve never worked in any other industry in my life—sawdust is in my DNA. Music, movies, radio, theater, media, print, promotion, photography, graphics, production, teaching, writing, directing, design, catering, construction, imagineering, circus clowns and Vegas stage hands. In fact, ANY job you can think of can be found in the entertainment industry. Whether it’s up on the high wire in front of the camera, or behind the scenes shoveling the elephant poop. There’s really no biz like show biz, and no folks like crazy creative showbiz folks. Especially here in SoCal where almost everyone you meet has some connection to showbiz; from waiters to accountants. And although there’s plenty of ego, there’s also an abundance of heart, a wealth of support, and always someone in “the biz” close by to point the way when you get “knee-deep in the hoopla.”
|Posted By Rachel|
| Hmnnmm.. |
Hi Michael! I am wondering if this is working..I've been waiting to get an email...excuse me..I'm just going to see if this works...
|Posted By vamplified|
| COMMENT |
Amazing liberty bell! Great work Michael!
|Posted By Suza Leon|
| So true! |
Succeeding in Show Biz or any Biz...is not for SISSYS! Sticking to it...staying positive and listening to your heart...not the non-believers = the inspiration needed for SUCCESS! :^)
|Posted By Paula Maya|
| THE BIZ |
Very interesting comments! Thanks Michael! It's good to have people like you in 'the biz'! There are the jerks, and the jewels. And self esteem has a lot to do with whom we associate ourselves with.
|Posted By Dave|
| and... |
Wherever you search for the true meaning of life you will find Eric Idle and John Cleese...
|Posted By Aaron Wolfson|
| BIZ - Being In (the) Zone |
Wherever you search for the true meaning of life, you will find the Creator.
|Posted By Dave|
| once again... |
Once again, you have sent the right comments at the right time. Just when I start to rub my chin and think about the bills, your email lands in my inbox. I read it and sit up straighter in my chair, renew my faith in myself and get back into it. Thanks mate. I don't believe in following Gurus, but if I did, I reckon there'd be a picture of you beside Yogananda above the incense stick! :-)
|Posted By Richman|
| Passion & Creativity |
You continue to be an Inspiration! Your Inspiring message focuses on those in the BIZ! For someone not in the BIZ! your message is to identify and pursue your passion(s) in life! Whatever you identify - 100% commit to the focused pursuit- and its ok to change as passions are defined! Find the place where your creativity is recognized and rewarded. in my experience -- Hard work precedes "Luck" Thanx Michael! Richman in ChiTown
|Posted By Laura Myers|
| The Climb |
Often the voice of doubt in my head trys to convince me to abandon the biz and get a more steady job. No thanks. I'm not looking to go steady, I love climbing the show biz ladder once step at a time.
|Posted By mark grove|
| Never Giving Up On The Entertainment BIZ |
I don't really have a comment on this one. Most don't seem to like my comments. Ah,too bad.Then again,most of you including ones here will never succeed in the music or performing arts. And reading a book will not help you, especially an autobiography by whoever the Gruber guy is. I chose this life booking artists and writing for labels because it's better than having a job. It's much more interesting, and I'm not taxed to the hilt either. And thank you to Mike Dolan for this blog and helping get me a connection to someone in his company to write for. But all is not lost guys. Don't give up. If you do don't blame others. Yeah, you probably will. What was I thinking. I'll just be over here doing my thing.
|Posted By J.G. Boccella|
| Thank You, Michael |
Thanks for this reminder, Michael -- it was right on time for me today, as I sit at my laptop sending out my pitches to artist management companies, and my songs to ad agencies...etc. Love that you mentioned the voices, inside and outside of our minds...
|Posted By Pauline Kyllonen|
| Thank you! |
Can't really think of anywhere else I would rather be.
|Posted By Paul "Chico" Fernandez|
| Michael's "The Biz" |
The Biz! Inspiring info as always...my "Glass is half full" friend.
|Posted By Michelle Wynn|
| Thank You |
Itís so great to be reminded and reassured of all this, when the voice inside the mind and many voices outside the mind are telling me Iím nuts and should pursue a REAL job.
|Posted By Mitch|
| The Biz |
Iím gonna read this guyís book. Itís just what I need right now. I love what you wrote, J. Michael. I love that itís not empty cheerleading words, but that yours is a voice from Inside the biz, and those voices are the only ones I listen to.