The kids at the Small Business Expo really impressed me with their vision and attention to detail,” remarked Jim Doughty, a senior strategic writer at Capstrat, a marketing communications firm based in Raleigh. “I wish a program like this had been available when I was their age.
Most people only care about what they are doing and how they can get you to help them for free. Fine, I’ll settle for that, because most people don’t understand the Law of Giving & Receiving and they have no idea how I will ever be able to profit from the freebie I so willingly gave them.
“My music will always include elements of other genres, but it will come from a jazz perspective. I want to preserve the jazz tradition. I would love to be a quest artist on a recording or performance. I won’t turn down the opportunity to sing other genres of music. Good music is good music.”
Despite the fear factor, I knew I would find a way to make a living. What ended up happening still amazes me to this day. I eventually went on to graduate art school, became a tenured art professor and a nationally exhibited artist all before age 40.