The one job I hate most in life is being a salesman: Convincing anyone to buy anything sends my blood pressure soaring, and my level of happiness plummeting. Which is such delicious irony, considering the fact that a few months ago, I decided to explore the world of internet crowd funding. The stark truth is: If I want to be paid to follow my creative dreams, I will have to convince a certain number of people to hand over money to this crazy dwarf.
Many people, especially my awesome wife, have for many years encouraged me to find a way to make money on my creative pursuits, rather than wasting my time and skills on a computer industry that continues to outsource more and more of our jobs to other countries. Even with all of that encouragement, I remain scared silly of looking like a fool if this does not work out.
“Am I good enough?” is always the thought that reverberates in the minds of many bashful creative people. The other main thought that causes paralysis is “There are so many more deserving and talented people out there, how dare you try to assume a place next to THEM!”
Still, I will take that next step, the one where we try to fly towards our dreams once and for all, giving every effort to be honest and true to ourselves, AND, trying to make a modest living doing so.
“What IS your dream Frank?” you may ask, for that is a very valid question. A major part of my dream is to simply help others. Click on the Patreon link below, to find out more!