So I was reading things last week, looking for Rocker stories of the “almost famous.” The one story that really tugs at my heart is the story of Ole Beich, a Danish musician who was part of the original line-up of the famous bands L.A.Guns and Guns ‘n’ Roses.
It’s an undisputed fact that Guns ‘n’ Roses was one of the most popular bands of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Ole left the band in 1985. If you read his story on his Wikipedia page, it states that his death was believed to be suicide and suggests he was very depressed about having left Guns ‘n’ Roses.
When I hear stories like this – about the “almost famous, or the one that got away – it makes me wonder if maybe it just was not meant to be. This was how I started this week’s theme yesterday. The question is this: did the group find the fame because someone left, or did the person give up too soon? It is tough to make the call.
I am of the firm belief that if you have greatness inside of you (I believe we all do) that no matter the mistake or the one that got away, you still have inside of you what it takes to succeed. You have to believe that tomorrow is going to be better.
I know this sounds like the song from the musical, Annie called “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.” But really no matter what happened in the past, you are still alive, and if you are still alive you still have a purpose that needs to be taken care of.
Rather than focus on the idea that “I almost made it” and fall into a depression over it, you have inside of you the strength to make something better. I believe that as, even now, I am learning from mistakes I made building car wash businesses 20 years ago. And now I’m able to apply that lesson to a coaching and speaking business.
This week I have started to write a new coaching program that is to launch in 2013 and I’m getting excited about incorporating what I have learned from my “almosts”, my screw ups, my failures. I plan to put them together with my successes and help other coaches not have to make them same mistakes.
Imagine if your world is about to become even more of a hit, just like the great hits of Peter Gabriel after his left Genesis. Yes he was always successful, but ill bet he never thought I could have done so much better, No he took music and music videos and Rocked even harder all on his own.
Become that RockStar that believes your future is brighter than your past.
I’m Tim Gillette, the rocker life coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Stop thinking “almost” and be the RockStar of your future.