There are two kinds of entrepreneurs. First there are those who have a particular passion or interest they want to express through an entrepreneurial venture, and who have the expectation of sticking with that venture for the long-term (maybe even for life if it works out well). Then there are “serial entrepreneurs.” Their vaguely sinister identifier aside, serial entrepreneurs fascinate me: their main passion is simply starting new things. They don’t particularly care what it is as long as it’s new, innovative, and has some promise for success. Once they get their venture up and running, they’re on to the next thing. They simply get a kick out of creating something that didn’t exist before.
In considering the nature of serial entrepreneurs, it occurs to me that they have some qualities that we as artists would do well to emulate. For starters, they are perhaps the most creative of all entrepreneurs: they come at each new project with a fresh outlook and an open mind, assessing each situation on its own merits and devising unique and creative solutions to best tackle the challenges that are presented. Another quality of serial entrepreneurs is that each project is an opportunity for them to experience the joy of discovery and creation: they live in a world of fresh beginnings and continuous new challenges. Lastly, serial entrepreneurs embrace failure. I’ve never met a group of people who wear their failures as proudly on their sleeves as serial entrepreneurs: “Yeah, I’ve started six businesses in my career so far. Four of them tanked, one was a huge success, and one was an unmitigated disaster…” But here’s the thing: they see each one of those failures as opportunities to learn, to grow, and to improve – not to mention, the opportunity to move on and start something else yet again.
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OPPORTUNITY UPBEAT! August 28, 2012
The Opportunity UPBEAT! is your weekly listing of job postings and other professional opportunities that come the way of the ECM. Check this space out for jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships, grants, festival auditions, and more!
THE LONGMONT YOUTH SYMPHONY is currently looking for a conductor for their Wind Ensemble. The group has about 20 students, and rehearses weekly in Longmont on Saturdays. See the website below for details and contact information.
Interested applicants should write or call: (303) 351-1452
CENTER FOR THE CONTINUATION OF ARTS AND CULTURE, in Thornton, is looking for Guitar and Piano Teachers. The CCAC is an arts school dedicated to the enrichment of students in the visual and performing arts. We provide classes in a wide variety of dance styles, music, and visual arts.
You should have a degree or be in pursuit of a degree in Music Performance or Music Education.
Past teaching experience preferred. Outgoing and friendly personality along with consistent professional demeanor. Works well with elementary ages through adults. Someone who is knowledgeable and skilled in more than one instrument area is preferred. Especially knowledgeable and confidant in teaching basic/beginning piano skills in a group and private setting. Knowledge in music theory and aural skills.
You should be dependable and have reliable transportation.
Looking for someone who can teach 5-15 hours a week
Please contact Director of Music Nick Garcia-(720)-341-4975 for further information