It was only a few years ago I contacted the manager of a record producer and an industry leading musical director to find out how they achieved their success and to learn and gain some inspiration.
Richard Adlam AKA Fiasco is a hit record producer and re mixer who worked on albums by Rudimental, Avicii and Bruno Mars. Adlam remixed and programmed with One Direction. He told me his main key trait was PERSISTENCE. The music industry isn’t for the weak.
Steve Anderson has worked with Michael Jackson, Sting and David Bowie. He has been Kylie Mingoue’s musical director for years and has worked with Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis and Little Mix. I asked him about Susan Boyle. Anderson described Boyle’s approach to life and how she approaches challenges with incredible strength and determination.
In New Zealand Geoff Ross started Vodka company 42 Below in his garage in Wellington. Doors were closed in his face, and he faced huge negativity. Seven years later he sold 42 Below to Barcadi for $138 million dollars. That’s grit.
Jeremy Moon, a kiwi, told his bank he needed $25,000 for a new kitchen. In 1995 Icebreaker the Merino wool clothing company was launched. Along with the hard work and struggle Moon sold Icebreaker for $300 million dollars. DON’T GIVE UP.
You know it’s never ever too late to achieve, restart and try again, don’t you think? I say go for it. The top is waiting for you if it’s what you want. The Mowbray family, also New Zealanders, borrowed $20,000 from their parents and flew to China. Two brothers Mat and Nick rented a small apartment and went to a trade show. They started with a hot air balloon kit. Zuru toys was born. Bunch O Balloons was created. With sister Anna the family are estimated together at $300 million. AMBITION.
Inspiration, determination, persistence, gratitude, ruthlessness and drive to succeed. It’s time to go again. Take a risk. YOU? YES YOU. LET’S GO! It’s time to win.
By Simon Huggett – Contributor