Hey there. You might be reading this because you know me, or you saw me at a gig, or Google made a mistake, or we’re family, but let’s face it…
I’m a nobody. Good.
Adolf Hitler. Jimmy Savile. Jeremy Clarkson. If history teaches us anything, it’s that Somebodies are the problem. They should probably be banned.
If you’re a somebody and you’re reading this, sorry but it’s not for you.
What’s great about my story is that it’s not: I was a nobody, then through persistence, I met Bill Gates in a lift, convinced him to fund me, and now I own an island. That’s the blog post a Somebody would write.
What’s great about my story is that it’s this: I was a nobody, then through persistence (and luck*), I found a way to do what I love most days of my life. And I’m still a nobody. And there are others like me. Isn’t that great?
If I can do it with all my nobody-ness – you can, too.
Have you heard of the post-industrial economy? In short, it’s this. You’re fired.
I’m hearing the smart people say that it’s becoming vital to figure out how to make it without institutions.
So. I’ll try and be as honest as possible about my experiences here, and maybe you can take something from them. Or add to them. You should ask if you want to know something specific. And take it with a grain of salt**.
*I will be publishing a definitive “how-to” guide about luck tomorrow.
**I will be publishing a definitive “how-to” guide about truth the day after***.
***I don’t even know if I’m telling the truth in this last footnote.
Update. I thought it was more important to do the truth post first. So these footnotes are a bit of a massaging of truth. I think this might be irony.