Congrats on the new direction.
I agree that there`s a vibe that if a business ends, or doesn`t make money, it`s somehow a sign of failure. Not following your passion is failure. That`s the true entrepreneurial spirit.
But I hope you continue posting here, even on tour. We can open a PercussionNation forum.
And, CraigL, as a former bass player... thanks for the validation.
Although, as I recall, I turned to the bass because 1) No one else wanted to play it in the band and 2) I figured, "four strings, four fingers, how hard can it be?" Needless to say, I never made the cover of Bass Player magazine.
The bottom line in anything you do, you have to be passionate about it in order to feel good at the end of the day. You really seemed to like what you did with elusive treasures and it was a wonderful online business. The post seems to express a happiness when speaking about your music. In life, we only get so much time and to do something we truley love is the key to living a happy life whether it makes us a little or a lot of money. I really believe if we do what we are good at, something we love it will provide for whatever we need. There are so many folks that make tons of money who fell into a business or a career that they just don`t love so much. What happiness could that possibly bring? Not true happiness, the kind that keeps us awake thinking about it at night or gets us to jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are so courageous and I applaud you. You are a great example of living a true life dream. So many people get so far in, that they feel like they don`t have a choice to "get out". What you are doing is amazing and a beautiful way to live your life. I wish you all of the best and believe that this will take you to a higher way of living. You know, years ago i went to cosmetology school, i loved anything in the beauty and art field, I was really great at it, made great money but found out that i truley did not love it, or like to do it as a career. I liked it as the art of it and still continue to style me friends and family hair and makeup when i want to. But i gave up 2 years of school, a great position in the company i was at, and moved on to do what i loved and I am now very happy. I still love to play with makeup...:) But what i am doing now makes me excited and it keeps me jumping out of bed every morning. I can`t wait to hear where you take this new venture and I bet it will be fun!
I can`t wait to hear that Music! I wish you well! I am very happy for you!