I was asked a few years ago by a friend, "Where do you see yourself doing in a few years?" I said I think I'll be doing the same thing that I’ve always done just a little bigger.
I’m a juggler through and through; if I had a resume it would read something like
* Professional juggler Comedian- 20+ Years
* Musician- Musical Director of Fern Street Circus
* Entrepreneur- Director of Investor Relations
* Actor- Musicals in Theatre
* Business Consultant
* Sales- IBI MANAGER
* Radio Personality- NewBiz Radio
* Director, Producer and First AD
I’ve often said that if I were less talented I might be more successful at one thing. As I get older I realize that anything is possible it’s just a combination of timing, will power, team and old fashioned HARD WORK.
In this world of 100 plus channels (I remember three networks), in this world of Youtube and Google, (I remember when AOL was cool and my first computer was an Atari 400), life and its options can be pretty damn overwhelming and its so easy to turn on the TV and live vicariously through Grey’s Anatomy, CSI or Law and Order.
The reason I bring this up is this...sometimes the thing you’re searching for is what you already a genius at doing. I am doing a string of gigs right now with the guy that actually taught me how to juggle, Dan Wiles. In doing these gigs it makes me realize how far I’ve come and how far I want to go.
I am surrounded by great ideas and projects that need to be addressed, funded and implemented all while trying to deal with the day-to-day issues of paying the bills.
As I grow older I realize I think I am better at not getting caught up in the past, living in the now and focusing on the future, but I admit I've got a lot of work to do and it is overwhelming. I have to do the work, what else am I going to do, end up on a cruise ship doing juggling shows for retired people. I'd much rather be in the fray with you.
Within the next week or so... I plan to start Podcasting, blogging, and resuming our weekly email. I look forward to it.
David Kamatoy, Entertainer. Entrepreneur. Email Marketing Master is founder of www.jugglemail.com. He is working currently on a variety of different projects regarding marketing, email marketing, business development and is available for juggling shows, just not little kids birthday parties.