Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | The Search for Barenaked Integrity…
CAN YOU FEEL IT? (read time 1:47)
Payback Day has finally arrived for the true artist & entrepreneur. No longer will a deceitful industry dictate to an artist how it will be. Screw the archaic protocols of the past. Screw the business bloggers and music critics who repeatedly forecast a future of doom. And screw the dying gate-keepers who once prevented you from exploiting your art or business to a huge audience.
Thanks to the many creative geniuses who have contributed so much in our lifetime; tech-geeks like Steve Jobs, bio-geeks like Bruce Lipton, guru-geeks like Deepak Chopra, psyche-geeks like David Hawkins, marketing-geeks like Seth Godin and inventor-geeks like Ray Kurzweil. Thanks to them and many others, we are all now profoundly connected to each other. And our awareness level has been kicked up a notch—can you feel it? Can you sense a shift in the wind?
As we witness awesome breakthroughs in new technology everyday, and as we see the pillars of established enterprise begin to weaken and crumble, the world is slowly beginning to see thru the old worn out (transparent) masks of greed and deception. And we are quickly discovering that it’s the artists, designers, writers, editors, programmers, inventors, philosophers, poets, songwriters, script-writers, story tellers, directors, producers, thought-leaders, creative thinkers and innovative entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more transformed world.
The human family is now eagerly inviting (rather depending upon) all creative entrepreneurs and artists to put their ass on the line, take big creative risks and inspire, teach, entertain, lead and motivate us with their impossible visions, fantastic inventions, intuitive technology and extraordinary productions—for the benefit of ALL of us…with no one left out!
Are you ready for such a shift? As a creative person, can you see the unlimited opportunities that are staring you right in the face? Are you prepared to boldly manifest your most outrageous ideas and impossible dreams—for the benefit of all of us?
Listen once again, as the great Irish Nobel Prize winning poet and philosopher, George Bernard Shaw whispers to us from the deep silence of his grave: “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”