Friday, September 09, 2005

The Offer

I was checking my email this morning and I was shocked to find one from a colleague that will remain nameless. Essentially, I've been offered a new project that would fall under the area of 80's Music Central. I've always had 3 dreams in my life and two of those (recording a single and writing a book) were at different times close to fulfillment. The third dream has a possibility of happening... well, online. I can't describe the scenario as yet because the offer was just given. The biggest snags would be marketing, budgeting and time.

I've never been a person to scream "Look at me, I'm great" but instead try to do good things and hope they get notice and let buzz carry it. A business would be different as selling ads and bringing in new listeners is the lifeblood. I'm also someone who has never written his balance, debits and credits in the back of his checkbook. I figure that if I have to worry about where the money is coming from, I can't afford it. That would be different taking on this venture. Lastly, if I complain about anything it is usually about time. I put pressure on myself to make a lot of deadlines that I will actually avoid showering on Mondays until I'm done with the newsletter (I figure it's added pressure to finish.)

Getting past all that, it is an amazing offer and one that I'll have to really think about. It includes a chance to play music that I really enjoy from a decade that pertains to my own passion, to showcase music that many people haven't heard before (among requested hits) and a chance to expand upon what I've been doing for about 8 years or so. So much to think about.

9 comments:

Vavoom said...

Congratulations, Martin!!! I've had a terrible day and this post just made me feel better. You go boy!

Miss Hobby said...

Congrats, you Nut! Your excitement about it, has me excited for you :)

LoraLoo said...

Whatever this is all about, I can feel the excitement in your post. :) Good luck to you, you deserve whatever good comes your way. My only advice: Remember to save time for yourself...

Diva said...

One should not worry about the bank account when it comes to doing something they really would enjoy.

If it's something that appeals to you - take it!

Teri said...

I am excited for you, can't wait to hear all the details! If anyone deserves something like this, it is you.

Fred said...

Best of luck. I hope it works out - sounds like a great opportunity!

dusty said...

doing something you love and getting paid for it doesnt come around often..hope it works out for you :)

Bar Bar A said...

WOW! Congrats on this offer, I hope it works out. Very cool indeed.

An80sNut said...

I have to be pretty vague as I promised to keep the offer quiet for now as it could affect the business. Thank you for all your well wishes. I'm still mulling things over but I figure I'll be able to let the cat out of the bag in a few weeks.