Recently I stubbled upon David Bauer’s manifesto «How to be a Successful Musician». Sometimes success just happens to you, there are always special circumstances, a special timing with special people around you that make the chemistry of success happen. If you are not into music but you want to read something inspirational to travel your mind and your ideas, I highly recommend David’s manifesto.
My personal favorites:
9. Play like a rebel, think like an artist, work like a businessman.
13. Give people reason to appreciate you. That’s when they’ll pay you.
20. Risk and invest. If you’re not ready to invest, something’s wrong with your project.
21. Be flexible, but stay true to your ideas.
22. Be passionate. If you don’t love what you do, nobody will.
23. Keep your feet on the ground. If you’re not critical of yourself, everyone else will be.