I packed up my car and got ready to hit the road. I was about to drive two hours away to play in a small cafe. Or so I thought.
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I went to a free outdoor concert in Austin recently. We saw a band I’d never heard of who made music I don’t normally listen to.
But I had a great experience, all because of two main things the band did (or didn’t do).
Two things that all of us can learn from.
In 2017, my wife and I adopted a baby boy. But adoption involves a lot of fees and such, so we went to our community to ask for help.
So I played a bunch of fundraising shows, and I normally don’t love playing concerts.
You see, I’m not a huge fan of performing. It doesn’t come naturally to me. I’m an introvert, so having eyes on me induces fear.
But one thing helped make each concert super fun and extremely successful: my friends who played in my band.