Don’t wait for your success. Go out and take it. That’s what Macklemore did, anyway.
I admire the idea of artists staying independent and becoming successful, because that means they did not sit back and wait for this huge record label to take them up. Although his choice to stay independent was due to logistics, he wanted to prove that he could make music his way, and still flourish. He released two songs that have created buzz within the past year, (“Thrift Shop” ,”Same Love”) an became an advocate for gay rights at the same, bringing light to a controversial topic that is not well versed in the hip-hop scene. Macklemore is definitely one who goes against the grain when it comes to popular hip-hop. Can’t wait to see what he does next! So I guess, the point I am trying to make is that if there is anything you would like to do, music or in our case leadership, try not to linger; just grasp the opportunity and when you are ready kick it out of the park. You determine how you would like to blossom.
I also have a question: who are people that you know that have also made their own success the “DIY” way?
Here is a song of his to enjoy: